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Three Hockey Players Earn AHCA All-America Distinction




April 8, 2011

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Three Boston College men's hockey players - forward Cam Atkinson, defenseman Brian Dumoulin and goaltender John Muse - have each earned American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) All-America East honors, according to an announcement made by the organization on Friday.

Atkinson and Dumoulin earned first-team honors while Muse captured second-team accolades.

Atkinson was a 2011 Hobey Baker Award Hat Trick finalist and a unanimous All-Hockey East first-team selection as a junior this season. He recorded 52 points - 31 goals and 21 assists - in 39 games.

The Greenwich, Conn., resident played in 117 career games and totaled 124 points - 68 goals and 46 assists. He concluded his collegiate career ranked 22nd on the school's goals scored list and ranks 45th on BC's all-time points list.

Atkinson was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and recently signed a professional contract with the organization. Through three games with the AHL's Springfield Falcons, Atkinson has registered four points - two goals and two assists.

Dumoulin recorded 33 points - three goals and 30 assists - in 37 games in 2010-11. He missed two games while competing with the U.S. National team at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. Dumoulin led all league defensemen with 23 points - two goals and 21 assists - in 27 conference contests en route to All-Hockey East first-team honors as well as the league's best defensive defensemen award.

The Biddeford, Maine, resident ranked sixth among all defensemen in college hockey in points per game and 14th among all players in assists per game.

Muse backstopped Boston College to the Beanpot, Hockey East regular-season and Hockey East Tournament titles as a senior in 2010-11. He registered a 27-6-1 record, a 2.30 goals against average and a .920 save percentage.

Muse earned All-Hockey East Association first-team honors, compiling a league-low 1.84 goals against average, a league-high .933 save percentage and a league-best 80-percent win percentage (18-4-1).

The East Falmouth, Mass., resident concluded his career with a 89-39-16 record, a 2.40 goals against average and a .914 save percentage in his career. He led Boston College to three Beanpot titles, three Hockey East Tournament titles and two national championships - as a freshman in 2008 and as a junior in 2010.

BC finished the 2010-11 season with a 30-8-1 record, including a 20-6-1 mark in Hockey East play. The Eagles captured the Beanpot title, the Hockey East regular-season title and the league tournament championship.

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