BOSTON, Mass.—For only the second time in program history UMass Boston men's hockey has an All-American, as senior defenseman Rob Florentino (West Roxbury, Mass.) was named an American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) Third-Team All-American Thursday evening.
Florentino joins former defenseman Bill Innocent ('92) as the only players in program history to receive All-American recognition from the AHCA. The pair of offensive defenseman stand first and third in school history in career points by a defenseman, with Innocent finishing with 81 in four years and Florentino tallying 64 over the course of three seasons.
He is one of five players from the ECAC East Conference to be named All-Americans. Norwich's Colin Mulvey earned First-Team honors, Babson College's Zeke Testa was named to the second team, while Norwich forwards Travis Janke and Pier Olivier-Cotnoir joined Florentino on the Third Team.
This season, the senior from West Roxbury finished third in the nation amongst blue-liners in scoring, with 1.04 points per game. He ended the season with career-highs in goals (seven), assists (21) and points (28).
In February, Florentino became just the fifth Beacon in school history to be named to the ECAC East All-Conference First Team, after leading UMB to a second-place finish in the league-their best finish in over two decades.
Florentino is currently playing with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL, where he has appeared in five games since signing with the team on March 6.