CALGARY, Alta. – The Canadian Junior Hockey League announced Thursday that goaltender Devon Levi of the Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL) has been named its Top Rookie Award winner for 2019-20.
The 18-year-old Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., product earned the honour over fellow Top Rookie finalists Carter Loney, (F) Steinbach Pistons (MJHL); Nicholas DeGrazia, (F) Rayside-Balfour Canadians (NOJHL); Matteo Costantini, (F) Buffalo Jr. Sabres (OJHL) and Tristan Lemyre, (F) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) following a national voting process completed by each of the 10 leagues across the country, that comprise the CJHL.
Levi had a tremendous initial campaign with Carleton Place leading the CCHL in wins (34), goals-against average (1.47), save percentage (.941), and shutouts (8).
On top of back-stopping Carleton Place to their seventh straight CCHL regular season title, Levi also represented his league as a member of Team Canada East at the 2019 World Junior A Challenge in Dawson Creek, B.C.
At that event, his tremendous performance between the pipes there helped Canada East claim the silver medal and also saw him named WJAC Most Valuable Player for his efforts.
Overall in CCHL play he sported a record of 34-2-1 in 37 appearances and went on to be slotted eighth, among North American goaltenders, in NHL Central Scouting’s final 2020 Draft Rankings, which were released earlier this month.
Levi and has committed to attend Northeastern University (Hockey East) on a NCAA Division I scholarship to attend school and tend goal for the Huskies men’s hockey program.
With files from: Sean Marcellus, Director of Hockey Operations (CCHL)
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