College hockey players who hail from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut all played a part in the success of their respective ECAC Hockey and NCAA Division 1 schools this past season.
Perhaps no school utilized local players more than Princeton University, which boasted no less than six players from the Tri-State area last season as the Tigers went on to garner their first ECAC Hockey championship and accompanying automatic NCAA tournament berth in 10 years. One of them, senior Eric Robinson (Bellmawr, N.J.), even went on to make his NHL debut last spring with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Other ECAC Hockey players, such as Cornell forward Anthony Angello (Manlius, N.Y), turned pro before completing their college eligibility. That group also includes 2018 All-America selections Ryan Donato of Harvard, Sheldon Rempal of Clarkson and Colton Point of Colgate.