February 2nd, 2011 | Sports

BOOLA BOOLA | Hamilton ’01 named one of top 50 ECAC hockey players.

The ECAC has named former Yale standout Jeff Hamilton ’01 one of its top 50 hockey players of all time. Hamilton is Yale’s all-time leading point scorer and played 157 games in the National Hockey League after graduation.

Hamilton was also the only Yale player ever to be named twice as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award. He was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year and three-time member of the All-ECAC first team.

Former head coach Tim Taylor called Hamilton “arguably the best offensive player ever to don the Yale uniform,” in a 2001 interview.

The ECAC is choosing its top 50 players in honor of the conference’s 50th anniversary. It is announcing five members of the all-time squad every two weeks leading up to the ECAC championship in March.

Eli defenseman Ray Giroux ’12 was named to the team in November.