Colorado Avalanche prospect Alex Newhook was named Hockey East Co-Rookie of the Week on Monday. Newbook was drafted 16th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2019 NHL Draft, and currently plays for the Boston College Eagles.
All eyes are on the Colorado Avalanche. With the Avalanche currently fighting for top of the central division, this team has put themselves in a position to succeed after barely making the playoffs the last two seasons. And while the Avs are dominating teams left and right, Colorado Avalanche prospect Alex Newhook has quietly been having a successful season of his own.
After what felt like a bit of a slow start in his rookie season with Boston College, Newhook has found his game in the NCAA, putting up 13 goals and 13 assists in 26 games. Newhook is currently 3rd on the team in goals, 4th on the team in points, is the highest scoring rookie on the team and is currently leading all Hockey East freshman in goals.
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After being cut from Team Canada for the World Juniors Tournament back in December, Newhook has been on a mission to prove to Team Canada that they were wrong to cut him from the roster. Since he was released from Canada’s World Juniors Selection Camp in December, Newhook has tallied 14 points in 11 games, 7 goals and 7 assists.
On Monday, Newhook was named Hockey East Co-Rookie of the Week along with UMass defenseman Zac Jones. In the past week, Newhook has tallied three multipoint games, registering a goal and an assist in each of his last three games. This would be the second time Newhook has been named Hockey East Rookie of the Week, the first coming on January 13th, 2020.
With the most highly anticipated portion of the season just around the corner, it will be interesting to see what success Newhook finds in the remainder of the regular season and into the playoffs. The future is bright for Alex Newhook, and I personally am very excited to see how his future with the Colorado Avalanche unfolds.
With prospects like Alex Newhook in the pipeline, the Colorado Avalanche have truly set themselves up for long term success. Sakic has been extremely patient since the 48 point disaster that was the 2016-2017 season, and we are just in the beginning of what looks to be a legit championship caliber future.
We’re closing in on almost twenty years since the last time the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley cup, and for the first time in years, that next cup doesn’t feel like it’s that much further away. The future is bright, it’s an exciting time to be an Avalanche fan. And to Alex, good luck with the remainder of your season, make us proud!!