February 5, 2010

Steven Legatto Named Division I Rookie of the Month

Feb. 5, 2010

Steven Legatto (Kelowna, BC), the Pioneers freshman goaltender, has been named the HCA National Rookie of the Month for January. Legatto started in net for all 11 Pioneer games in the month of January, posting a 9-0-2 record to claim the longest unbeaten streak for a goaltender in school history. He is the first SHU player to ever earn national rookie of the month honors.

Legatto ranks first in the AHA, and 11th nationally, with a .643 winning percentage. He finished with a 2.06 goals-against average and a .934 save percentage in January. The rookie netminder was named AHA Goaltender of the Week Feb. 1 and Rookie of the Week Jan. 4 and 11.

He made at least 30 saves on six occasions, once to claim his first career shutout on Jan. 9 in a 5-0 win over Army. Legatto stopped 323 of 346 shots faced in January and has made 651 saves this season, which ranks fifth in the AHA.