WAKEFIELD, Mass. – On Nov. 26, the Hockey East Association announced the Hockey East's Best Goal Scorer as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration and UNH's Jason Krog (1995-99) was among the top 10 in that category. Boston College's Brian Gionta was named the top goal scorer as chosen in vote comprised of Hockey East fans and members of the league's 25th Anniversary Committee, while Krog was among a list of nine others that emerged to the top.
Krog, who's list of accomplishments while in Durham are too substantial to list, is UNH's only Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner, give annually to the best player in college hockey. In 1999, the senior forward from Fernie, British Columbia emerged as the nation's leader in goals (34), assists (51) and points (85). That year he was also unanimously chosen as Hockey East's Player of the Year and the New England Hockey Writer's Player of the Year and earned All-America status for the second time in his career. He still holds the program record for assists (144) and ranks second all-time with 238 points.
In addition to Krog and Gionta, the remaining players that finished in the Top Ten voting for Best Goal Scorer were (in alphabetical order): Rob Cowie (NU), John Cullen (BU), Chris Drury (BU), David Emma (BC), Craig Janney (BC), Shawn McEachern (BU), Jim Montgomery (ME) and Jon Morris (UML).
Hockey East’s Top Goal Scorer was chosen by a fan vote through the league’s official website – HockeyEast- Online.com - and votes from Hockey East’s 25th Anniversary Committee, which includes representatives from each Hockey East school.
Throughout the season, fans can cast their ballots for Hockey East’s All-Time Team, Top 25 Forwards, and Top 25 Defenders. In addition to these major categories, the conference will unfold a number of other ballot questions at regular intervals throughout the year. The next short-term ballot will begin on December 4 and run through December 14. At that time, fans will be able to cast their votes for “Hockey East’s Best Defensive Defenseman.”