On campus: Berard and Doan among 10 NCAA players ‘on point’

The Hobey Baker Award, given to the top NCAA Division I men’s hockey player, was won by Minnesota State goaltender Dryden McKay. The Mike Richter Award for Best Goaltender went to Northeastern’s Devon Levi (Buffalo Sabers). All-American teams have been named.

It’s time to look ahead to next season by tagging 10 players, call them the “On the Cusp” team, who had good seasons in 2021-22 and could be even better next season (listed alphabetically) :

Brett Berard, F, Providence College

Bérard, an undersized (5-foot-9, 155-pound) but feisty winger, had a strong sophomore season with 38 points (18 goals, 20 assists) in 36 games.

Selected by the New York Rangers in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft, the 19-year-old is scheduled to play for the United States at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship from August 9-20.

Alexander Campbell, F, Clarkson University

One of the most talented players in the ECAC, Campbell stood out with 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) in 37 games as a sophomore.

The 21-year-old was selected by the Nashville Predators in the third round (65th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft.

Magnus Chrona, G, University of Denver

The junior was good in the regular season and better in the playoffs. He made 27 saves in the national championship game and finished 28-8-1 with a 2.11 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.

The 21-year-old was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft. He was traded to the San Jose Sharks for Fredrik Claesson on April 12, 2021.

Matt Coronato, F, Harvard University

Coronato earned the nickname “The Bison” while playing for Chicago in the United States Hockey League by charging hard towards the net.

The 19-year-old led Harvard as a freshman with 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) in 34 games.

Coronato was selected by the Calgary Flames with the No. 13 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Josh Doan, F, Arizona State University

The native of Scottsdale, Arizona made an impact as a rookie, scoring 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) in 35 games.

Selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the second round (37th overall) of the 2021 draft, the 20-year-old is the son of Shane Doan, who played his entire 21-year NHL career for the Jets/Coyotes of Winnipeg and is the head of hockey development.

Brock Faber, D, University of Minnesota

Faber has been one of the best defenders in the country this season and is expected to be so next season as well.

The 19-year-old played for the United States at the 2021 World Junior Championship and the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Faber, who had 14 points (two goals, 12 assists) in 32 games as a sophomore, was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the second round (No. 45) of the 2020 draft.

Domenick Fensore, D, Boston University

There aren’t many defensemen in college hockey who can skate like Fensore. The 20-year-old led Boston University with 31 points (five goals, 26 assists) as a junior.

He was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the third round (No. 90) of the 2019 draft.

Wyatt Kaiser, D, University of Minnesota Duluth

A solid-skating defenseman, Kaiser scored 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) in 34 sophomore games.

The 19-year-old was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the third round (No. 81) of the 2020 draft.

Mason Lohrei, D, Ohio State

Lohrei combines size (6-4, 195) with mobility and attacking instincts. He scored 29 points (four goals, 25 assists) in 31 freshman games.

The 21-year-old, who was named USHL Defenseman of the Year with Green Bay last season, was selected by the Boston Bruins in the second round (58th overall) of the 2020 draft.

Carter Mazur, F, University of Denver

The freshman was often around the puck during the Frozen Four and had two assists in the five-goal third period that won Denver the title.

The 20-year-old has 38 points (14 goals, 24 assists) and is plus-23 in 41 games.

Mazur was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the third round (No. 70) of the 2021 draft.

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