Rookie of year Sauve among P-Bruins’ year-end winners

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Fresh off scoring 21 goals in his first full professional season with the Bruins’ Providence (AHL) farm club, Max Sauve was voted by his teammates as the Williams & Stuart Rookie of the Year.

Sauve was one one of five individual winners of year-end awards for the P-Bruins, who finished their regular season Sunday and did not qualify for the Calder Cup playoffs.

Veteran center Trent Whitfield, who didn’t debut until January due to injury, won three awards. His 18 goals and 36 points earned him the MetLife Auto & Home Most Valuable Player award through a vote of his teammates. Fans voted Whitfield the Hendricks Memorial Fan Appreciation Award and he was also selected as the Pawtucket Credit Union Community Service Award winner.

On defense, first-year pro Matt Bartkowski was named the Dunkin’ Donuts Best Defenseman, and Steven Kampfer won the Champion Windows Plus/Minus Award despite spending most of the season with Boston.

With 23 goals and 50 points, forward Jamie Arniel earned the Shaw’s Supermarkets Leading Scorer Award.

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