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Declan Carlile Named 2020 TMR Best Defenseman


Merrimack freshman defenseman Declan Carlile has been named the 2020 TMR Best Defenseman Award winner. The TMR awards are annual awards voted on by readers of The Mack Report.

Carlile is the first freshman to win this award since Johnathan Kovacevic in 2016-17. Carlile was also named the 2020 TMR Rookie of the Year this season.

Carlile finished his rookie season third on the team in scoring with 22 points (4 goals, 18 assists) in 34 games, finishing just three points shy of the program’s rookie defenseman scoring record (in the D-I era). Carlile’s 22 points also led all blueliners in scoring this season. Carlile had the best shooting percentage (9.5%) among defensemen this season.

2020 TMR Best Defenseman Voting (Top 3)

Player Pct.
Declan Carlile 58.20%
Zach Uens 35.00%
Patrick Holway 5.30%

TMR Best Defenseman Award Winners

Year Best Defenseman
2019-20 Declan Carlile
2018-19 Johnathan Kovacevic
2017-18 Jared Kolquist
2016-17 Johnathan Kovacevic
2015-16 Marc Biega
2014-15 Dan Kolomatis
2013-14 Brendan Ellis
2012-13 Jordan Heywood
2011-12 Karl Stollery
2010-11 Karl Stollery
2009-10 Karl Stollery
2008-09 Karl Stollery
2007-08 Joe Loprieno
2006-07 Ryan Sullivan

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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