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March 8, 2012
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UMD's Jack Connolly Named WCHA Player of the Year, UND's Brad Eidsness is WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year to Highlight 2011-12 Men's Individual Award Winners
UW's Justin Schultz Tabbed as WCHA Defensive Player of the Year for Second Straight Season by League's Head Coaches; Denver Defenseman Joey LaLeggia is WCHA Rookie of the Year; Michigan Tech's Mel Pearson Honored as WCHA Coach of the Year; Connolly is Conference Scoring Champion; UM's Kent Patterson is WCHA Goaltending Champion; Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth Both Place Two on All-WCHA First Team; 149 Student-Athletes Earn All-WCHA Academic Team Honors
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UMD's Jack Connolly was named WCHA Player of the Year

MADISON, Wis. A pair of seniors have earned two of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's most prestigious individual awards as announced today (March 8), with forward Jack Connolly of the University of Minnesota Duluth being named WCHA Player of the Year for 2011-12 and Brad Eidsness, a goaltender at the University of North Dakota, selected as WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year.

The league's five other major individual awards went to University of Wisconsin defenseman Justin Schultz as WCHA Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season, University of Denver defenseman Joey LaLeggia as WCHA Rookie of the Year, Connolly as WCHA Scoring Champion, University of Minnesota netminder Kent Patterson as WCHA Goaltending Champion, and to first-year head coach Mel Pearson of Michigan Technological University as WCHA Coach of the Year.

Connolly, who received 48 of the 96 votes in player of the year balloting, also captured the league's scoring title (conference games only) with 43 points (16g, 27a) while playing in all 28 games for the defending national champion Bulldogs after finishing second a year ago. Named to the All-WCHA First Team for the second straight season and a two-time WCHA Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 15, Feb. 14), he averaged a league-best 1.54 points per game, was first in assists, first in power-play points (8-16=24) and had three game-winning goals. A native of Duluth, Minn., Connolly was a finalist for the 2010-11 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, was a first team All-American last season, and is a finalist for this season's Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. He is currently second nationally in points with 55 and for his career (through March 8) he has 64 goals, 128 assists and 192 points, which ties him for ninth place on UMD's all-time career scoring list with 1984 Hobey Baker winner Tom Kurvers. Connolly has also been held pointless for more than two games in a row only twice since the start of his sophomore season six weeks ago when he was blanked in the Michigan Tech series which ended his school single-season record 22-game point-scoring streak. He has also played in a school-record 161 consecutive games.

North Dakota's Eidsness, a three-time WCHA Scholar-Athlete, was named the men's WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year in a vote of league member team Faculty Athletic Representatives. Over the course of his four years he has not only stayed on track with progress towards a degree but he has completed both a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and by May will have completed the requirements and be awarded a Master of Business Administration degree. In recognition of his academic efforts, he was awarded an NCAA Elite 88 Award for men's ice hockey at the 2011 NCAA Frozen Four. Eidsness graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.779 cumulative GPA in undergraduate work and has a 3.625 cumulative GPA in graduate school. During this past fall semester, he completed 15 credits of graduate coursework with a term GPA of 3.80 while continuing to perform well for the UND hockey team as a regular goaltender. He has seen action in 14 games this season and sports a 7-3-1 record, a noteable 2.09 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage. Over his career at UND, he has a 57-27-10 won-loss record with a 2.41 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage along with five shutouts. In addition to his stellar work in the classroom and on the ice, Eidsness has been active on campus as a team representative to SAAC and with community service. His contributions include annual food drives, fan fests, Sioux Kids Club events and speaking engagements at a number of different community events.

The WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year Award is determined from nominations made by the member institutions and each institution then has one final vote. The criteria is as follows: 1) must be a senior student-athlete, i.e. one who is finishing his competition as an eligible player in the WCHA; 2) consistently displays outstanding sportsmanship on and off the ice; 3) is a good student making satisfactory progress toward a degree; and 4) is a good hockey player who has performed consistently as a regular member of the team.

For the second straight season, the league's 12 head coaches voted University of Wisconsin blueliner Justin Schultz as the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year. This is only the third time in the history of the award that started in 1991 that a player has won it twice. Colorado College defenseman Eric Rud won the award in both 1995-96 and 1996-97 while Minnesota defenseman Jordan Leopold earned the honor in both 2000-01 and 2001-02. From West Kelowna, B.C., and a first team All-American honoree and Hobey Baker Memorial Award Top 10 Finalist as a sophomore, Schultz also earned All-WCHA First Team honors for the second straight season and he is the third straight Wisconsin player to earn the league's defensive player of the year award (Brendan Smith in 2009-10). The nation's, and the WCHA's, top point-producing defenseman, Schultz is averaging 1.24 points per game through 34 games this season (15-27=42) and if he stays on top of the UW's current goal-scoring list for 2011-12, he'll become the first defenseman in school history to lead the team in goal scoring. A draftee of the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, he logs 30-35 minutes of ice time per game, leads the Badgers with a +11 plus/minus rating, and has produced almost a point per game over his 118-game collegiate career, with 39 goals, 72 assists and 111 points. Schultz was the league's defensive player of the week on both Nov. 29 and Jan. 24.

Honored as the WCHA Rookie of the Year for 2011-12 was University of Denver freshman defenseman Joey LaLeggia, who was named on 55 ballots, and also earned All-WCHA First Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team accolades. From Burnaby, B.C., LaLeggia has stepped in as a rookie and averaged better than a point per game for the Pioneers, ranking just behind Schultz in scoring overall among league defensemen with 37 points (11g, 26a) in 36 games. He was also the top scoring rookie in WCHA play this season with 8-20=28 in 28 conference games, leads all NCAA rookie defensemen in points, goals and assists, and owns an impressive +16 plus/minus rating. He is tied with teammate Jason Zucker for the team lead with 13 multiple-point games, he was named the HCA (Hockey Commissioners' Association) National Rookie of the Month for January, and was the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Jan. 17.

Earning the WCHA goaltending crown for 2011-12 was Minnesota veteran Kent Patterson, who was also voted to the All-WCHA First Team. A senior from Plymouth, Minn., Patterson owned a league-best 2.06 goals-against average while playing in all 28 games and a league-leading 1659:41 of action for the WCHA regular season and MacNaughton Cup-champion Golden Gophers. He also owned a WCHA-best 20 victories (20-8-0, .714) and his .918 conference save percentage ranked third. Patterson,w ho earned three WCHA Defensive Player of the Week awards on Oct. 11, Nov. 1 and Feb. 21, has played in 82 games at UM (through March 8) with a 40-27-9 record, a 2.38 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage over 4,559:54 of action.

The WCHA Coach of the Year for 2011-12 is Mel Pearson of Michigan Technological University, who led a resurgent Huskies team to an 11-13-4 league record and 26 points, just two points out of a top six finish and a first round home playoff berth. The most improved team in the WCHA this winter, Pearson left a long and successful tenure as the top assistant coach at CCHA-powerhouse Michigan to take over the MTU program and had the Huskies in contention for a top division finish through the final weekend of the regular season. A former Michigan Tech player, Pearson elevated the Huskies from a 4-30-4 overall record a year ago to a 14-18-4 mark so far this season and lifted them from a 2-24-2 league slate in 2010-11 to a 11-13-4 record in his first year behind the bench. Along the way, MTU posted a 7-5-2 home record in WCHA play, earned sweeps over Wisconsin and Alaska Anchorage, took three of four points from visiting Denver in late October and at defending national champion Minnesota Duluth on Jan. 27-28, and had an impressive WCHA road victory at Minnesota on Dec. 9.

Four conference-member teams Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Denver are represented on the All-WCHA First Team for 2011-12, with the Bulldogs and Gophers each landing two players.

Named to the All-WCHA First Team, with statistics for league games only, were: F Jack Connolly, Sr., Minnesota Duluth (28 gp, 16-27=43); F - Nick Bjugstad, So., Minnesota (27 gp, 16-13=29); F - J.T. Brown, So., Minnesota Duluth (26 gp, 18-19=37); D - Justin Schultz, Jr., Wisconsin (28 gp, 10-18=28); D - Joey LaLeggia, Fr., Denver (28 gp, 8-20=28); G - Kent Patterson, Sr., Minnesota (20-8-0, 2.06, .918). Connolly was the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on both Nov. 15 and Feb. 14, Bjugstad was the HCA National Player of the Month for November and the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 22. Brown was WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on both Feb. 7 and Feb. 28. Schultz earned the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award on Nov. 29 and Jan. 24 and LaLeggia was so-honored on Jan. 17. Patterson, who was the HCA National Player of the Month for October, also received the league's weekly defensive honor on Oct. 11, Nov. 1 and Feb. 21.

Members of the 2011-12 All-WCHA Second Team are: F - Jaden Schwartz, So., Colorado College (25 gp, 12-23=35); F - Drew Shore, Jr., Denver (27 gp, 14-23=37); F - Jason Zucker, So., Denver (27 gp, 19-18=37); D - Gabe Guentzel, Sr., Colorado College (28 gp, 4-16=20); D - Nate Schmidt, So., Minnesota (28 gp, 2-21=23); G - Kenny Reiter, Sr., Minnesota Duluth (15-7-5, 2.58, .904). Shore was the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on both Oct. 25 and Jan. 4. Schmidt was the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week on Feb. 28 and Reiter earned the award on three occasions Nov. 8, Nov. 15 and Jan. 11.

Voted to the All-WCHA Third Team for 2011-12 were: F - Mark Zengerle, So., Wisconsin (28 gp, 11-25=36); F - Brock Nelson, So., North Dakota (28 gp, 20-13=33); F - Travis Oleksuk, Sr., Minnesota Duluth (18 gp, 14-22=36); D - Nick Jensen, So., St. Cloud State (28 gp, 5-18=23); D - Ben Blood, Sr., North Dakota (28 gp, 1-13=14); G - Josh Thorimbert, So., Colorado College (12-4-1, 2.33, .928). Zengerle was the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on March 6, Nelson was the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on both Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 and Oleksuk was the WCHA Offensive Player of the Week on Jan. 11. Jensen earned the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week award on Dec. 20 while Thorimbert was so honored on Nov. 22 and March 6.

Members of the All-WCHA Rookie Team as selected by the voters for 2011-12 were: F - Kyle Rau, Fr., Minnesota (27 gp, 12-15=27); F - Jean-Paul Lafontaine, Fr., Minnesota State (28 gp, 10-13=23); F - Jayson Megna, Fr., Nebraska Omaha (28 gp, 12-12=24); D - Joey LaLeggia, Fr., Denver (28 gp, 8-20=28); D - Andrew Prochno, Fr., St. Cloud State (28 gp, 4-18=22); G - Juho Olkinuora, Fr., Denver (5-4-3, 2.32, .915). Rau, who was the HCA National Rookie of the Week for October, was a three-time WCHA Rookie of the Week on Oct. 18, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28. Lafontaine earned the WCHA Rookie of the Week award on Nov. 8 and Prochno earned the honor on Jan. 24. Olkinuora earned both the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honor on Jan. 4 and the WCHA Rookie of the Week award on Nov. 29.

Repeat members of all-league teams from 2010-11 were: Jack Connolly, F, UMD (All-WCHA First Team in 2010-11); Justin Schultz, D, UW (All-WCHA First Team); Jason Zucker, F, DU (All-WCHA Second Team); Drew Shore, F, DU (All-WCHA Second Team); Kent Patterson, G, UM (All-WCHA Second Team); and Jaden Schwartz, F, CC (All-WCHA Third Team). Zucker, Schwartz and UMD forward J. T. Brown were members of the All-WCHA Rookie Team last season.

Two players named to the all-league teams were also honored on Feb. 15 as WCHA Scholar-Athletes for 2011-12. They were: Kenny Reiter, Sr., G, Minnesota Duluth (All-WCHA Second Team) and Nick Jensen, So., D, St. Cloud State (All-WCHA Third Team).

To earn recognition as a WCHA Scholar-Athlete, student-athletes must have completed at least one year of residency at their present institution prior to the current academic year and must also have a grade-point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.0 scale for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if his or her overall GPA is at least 3.50 for all terms at his or her present institution.

Major award winners and members of the various all-league teams who were also recognized today as member of the 2011-12 men's All-WCHA Academic Team were: Gabe Guentzel, Sr., D, Colorado College (All-WCHA Second Team); Drew Shore, Jr., F, Denver (All-WCHA Second Team); Jason Zucker, So., F, Denver (All-WCHA Second Team); Kent Patterson, Sr., G, Minnesota (All-WCHA First Team, WCHA Goaltending Champion); Nate Schmidt, So., D, Minnesota (All-WCHA Second Team); Jack Connolly, Sr., F, Minnesota Duluth (WCHA Player of the Year, WCHA Scoring Champion, All-WCHA First Team); Kenny Reiter, Sr., G, Minnesota Duluth (All-WCHA Second Team); Ben Blood, Sr., D, North Dakota (All-WCHA Third Team); Brad Eidsness, Sr., G, North Dakota (WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year); Brock Nelson, So., F, North Dakota (All-WCHA Third Team); Nick Jensen, So., D, St. Cloud State (All-WCHA Third Team); and Mark Zengerle, So., F, Wisconsin (All-WCHA Third Team).

Voting for the WCHA awards is done by conference member coaches, players, sports information directors and local media. Each team receives eight ballots for a total of 96 voters. Points for awards and all-league teams are awarded on a 5 (1st team vote), t3 (2nd team), and 1 (3rd team vote) basis. The WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year award is selected by member team Faculty Athletic Representatives while the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year is selected by the league's 12 head coaches.


2011-12 WCHA Award Winners
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All-WCHA First Team
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Forward: Jack Connolly
Senior, Minnesota Duluth
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Forward: Nick Bjugstad
Sophomore, Minnesota
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Forward: J.T. Brown
Soph., Minnesota Duluth
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Defense: Justin Schultz
Junior, Wisconsin
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Defense: Joey LaLeggia
Freshman, Denver
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Goalie: Kent Patterson
Senior, Minnesota
  Pos Name Team Ht Wt Yr Hometown 2011-12 WCHA Stats
    F     Jack Connolly     Minnesota Duluth     5-8     160     Sr     Duluth, MN     28 gp, 16-27=43
    F     Nick Bjugstad     Minnesota     6-5     204     So     Blaine, MN     27 gp, 16-13=29
    F     J.T. Brown     Minnesota Duluth     5-10     170     So    Burnsville, MN     26 gp, 18-19=37
    D     Justin Schultz     Wisconsin     6-2     185     Jr     West Kelowna, BC     28 gp, 10-18=28
    D     Joey LaLeggia     Denver     5-10     180     Fr     Burnaby, BC     28 gp, 8-20=28
    G     Kent Patterson     Minnesota     6-1     195     Sr     Plymouth, MN     20-8-0, 2.06, .918

All-WCHA Second Team
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Forward: Jaden Schwartz
Soph., Colorado College
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Forward: Drew Shore
Junior, Denver
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Forward: Jason Zucker
Sophomore, Denver
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Defense: Gabe Guentzel
Senior, Colorado College
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Defense: Nate Schmidt
Sophomore, Minnesota
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Goalie: Kenny Reiter
Senior, Minnesota Duluth
   Pos Name Team Ht Wt Yr Hometown 2011-12 WCHA Stats
    F     Jaden Schwartz     Colorado College     5-10     188     So     Wilcox, SK     25 gp, 12-23=35
    F     Drew Shore     Denver     6-2     195     Jr     Denver, CO     27 gp, 14-23=37
    F    Jason Zucker     Denver     5-11     185     So     Las Vegas, NV     27 gp, 19-18=37
    D     Gabe Guentzel     Colorado College     6-0     193     Sr     Woodbury, MN     28 gp, 4-16=20
    D     Nate Schmidt     Minnesota     5-11     194     So     St. Cloud, MN     28 gp, 2-21=23
    G     Kenny Reiter     Minnesota Duluth     5-11     170     Sr     Pittsburgh, PA     15-7-5, 2.58, .904

All-WCHA Third Team
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Forward: Mark Zengerle
Sophomore, Wisconsin
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Forward: Brock Nelson
Sophomore, North Dakota
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Forward: Travis Oleksuk
Senior, Minnesota Duluth
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Defense: Nick Jensen
Sophomore, St. Cloud State
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Defense: Ben Blood
Senior, North Dakota
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Goalie: Josh Thorimbert
Soph., Colorado College
   Pos Name Team Ht Wt Yr Hometown 2011-12 WCHA Stats
    F     Mark Zengerle     Wisconsin     5-11     180     So     Rochester, NY     28 gp, 11-25=36
    F     Brock Nelson     North Dakota     6-4     192     So     Warroad, MN     28 gp, 20-13=33
    F    Travis Oleksuk     Minnesota Duluth     6-0     200     Sr     Thunder Bay, ON     28 gp, 14-22=36
    D     Nick Jensen     St. Cloud State     6-0     193     So     Rogers, MN     28 gp, 5-18=23
    D     Ben Blood     North Dakota     6-4     226     Sr    Plymouth, MN     28 gp, 1-13=14
    G     Josh Thorimbert     Colorado College     5-11     195    So     Saskatoon, SK     12-4-1, 2.33, .928

All-WCHA Rookie Team
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Forward: Kyle Rau
Freshman, Minnesota
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Forward: Jean-Paul Lafontaine
Freshman, Minnesota State
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Forward: Jayson Megna
Freshman, Nebraska Omaha
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Defense: Joey LaLeggia
Freshman, Denver
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Defense: Andrew Prochno
Freshman, St. Cloud State
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Goaltender: Juho Olkinuora
Freshman, Denver
   Pos Name Team Ht Wt Yr Hometown 2011-12 WCHA Stats
    F    Kyle Rau     Minnesota     5-8     173     Fr     Eden Prairie, MN     27 gp, 12-15=27
    F     Jean-Paul Lafontaine     Minnesota State     5-10     172     Fr     Oxford, MI     28 gp, 10-13=23
    F     Jayson Megna     Nebraska Omaha     6-0     193     Fr     Northbrook, IL     28 gp, 12-12=24
    D     Joey LaLeggia     Denver     5-10     180     Fr     Burnaby, BC     28 gp, 8-20=28
    D     Andrew Prochno     St. Cloud State     5-11     185     Fr     Minnetonka, MN     28 gp, 4-18=22
    G     Juho Olkinuora     Denver     6-2     200     Fr     Helsinki, Finland     5-4-3, 2.32, .915


A Record 149 Student-Athletes Representing All 12 Teams are Named to the Men's All-WCHA Academic Team for 2011-12
76 are Repeat Honorees

MADISON, Wis. A record total of 149 student-athletes, representing all 12 Western Collegiate Hockey Association-member institutions, have earned distinction as members of the men's 2011-12 All-WCHA Academic Team as announced today, March 8, by the conference office. Seventy-six (76) of those 149 individuals are previous honorees.

The highest numbers of student-athletes earning men's All-WCHA Academic Team honors in a single season prior to this year was 140 in 2010-11 and 120 in 2009-10.

To earn recognition as a member of the All-WCHA Academic Team, member team student-athletes must meet the following criteria: 1) have completed one year of residency at present institution, prior to the current academic year; and 2) have a grade point average of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) for the previous two semesters or three quarters.

Following, by member institution and in alphabetical order, are the members of the men's 2011-12 All-WCHA Academic Team (*indicates repeat honoree).

2011-12 ALL-WCHA ACADEMIC TEAM
*indicates repeat honoree
University of Alaska Anchorage:
Matt Bailey (So., F, Winnipeg, MB); Brett Cameron (So., F, Spruce Grove, AB); *Chris Crowell (Jr., F, Williams Lake, BC); Tyler Currier (Jr., F, Anchorage, AK); *Alex Gellert (Jr., F, Kelowna, BC); Brad Gorham (Sr., D/F, Anchorage, AK); Chris Kamal (So., G, Alpharetta, GA); Curtis Leinweber (Sr., F/D, Calgary, AB); Daniel Naslund (Jr., F, Nykoping, Sweden); Andrew Pickering (So., F, West Vancouver, BC); Jade Portwood (Sr., F, Victoria, BC); *Dusan Sidor (Jr., G, Poprad, Slovakia); Quinn Sproule (So., D, Hussar, AB); *Scott Warner (Jr., D, Anchorage, AK).
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Bemidji State University:
*Jake Areshenko (Jr., D, Port Coquitlam, BC); *Dan Bakala (Sr., G, Calgary, AB); David Boehm (Jr., F, Naples, FL); Kyle Brodie (So., D, Northglenn, CO); *Matt Carlson (Jr., D, Grand Forks, ND); *Mathieu Dugas (Jr., G, L'Assomtion, QC); *Darcy Findlay (Sr., F, Bristol, QC); *Drew Fisher (Sr., F, International Falls, MN); *Matt Hartmann (Jr., F, Hugo, MN); *Brad Hunt (Sr., D, Ridge Meadows, BC); Jeff Jubinville (So., F, Edmonton, AB); *Ben Kinne (Jr., F, St. Paul, MN); Garrett Ladd (So., F, Fenton, MI); *Jamie MacQueen (Sr., F, St. Thomas, ON); *Aaron McLeod (Jr., F, Ottawa, ON); *Brance Orban (Jr., F, Lethbridge, AB); *Brady Wacker (Jr., D, Jansen, SK); *Shea Walters (Sr., F, Hibbing, MN).
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Colorado College:
*Ted Behrend (Sr., D, Oregon, WI); *Arthur Bidwill (Sr., D, Fontana, WI); *David Civitarese (Sr., F, Calgary, AB); *Gabe Guentzel (Sr., D, Woodbury, MN); *Tim Hall (Sr., F, Sewickley, PA); *Andrew Hamburg (Jr., F, Phoenix, AZ); *Joe Howe (Jr., G, Plymouth, MN); Alexander Krushelnyski (So., F, Bloomfield Hills, MI); Eamonn McDermott (So., D, Shaker Heights, OH); Archie Skalbeck (So., F, Hopkins, MN); *Scott Winkler (Jr., F, Asker, Norway).
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University of Denver:
Beau Bennett (So., F, Gardena, CA); Sam Brittain (So., G, Calgary, AB); *David Carle (Sr., Student Assistant Coach, Anchorage, AK); *Nate Dewhurst (Sr., F, Johnston, IA); *John Ryder (Sr., D, Colorado Springs, CO); *Dustin Jackson (Sr., F, Omaha, NE); Chris Knowlton (Jr., F, Colorado Springs, CO); *John Lee (Sr., D, Moorhead, MN); David Makowski (So., D, Wildwood, MO); Adam Murray (Jr., G, Anchorage, AK); Jarrod Mermis (So., F, Alton, IL); Dan Olszewski (So., F, Janesville, WI); *Shawn Ostrow (Jr., F, Calgary, AB); *Paul Phillips (Jr., D, Darien, IL); *Luke Salazar (Sr., F, Thornton, CO); *Drew Shore (Jr., F, Denver, CO); Nick Shore (So., F, Denver, CO); Jason Zucker (So., F, Las Vegas, NV).
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Michigan Technological University:
*Jordan Baker (Sr., F, Chestermere, AB); *Corson Cramer (Jr., G, Colorado Springs, CO); *Kevin Genoe (Jr., G, Qualicum Beach, BC); Milos Gordic (So., F, Burnaby, BC); Blake Hietala (Fr., F, Houghton, MI); *Peter Heinonen (Jr., D, Hancock, MI); Daniel Holmberg (So., F, Nykoping, Sweden); *Mikael Lickteig (Jr., F, Little Falls, MN); Patrick McCadden (So., F, Chesterfield, MO); Carl Nielsen (Jr., D, Lorain, OH); *Brett Olson (Sr., F, Superior, WI); Chad Pietila (Jr., F, Brighton, MI); *Josh Robinson (Sr., G, Frankenmuth, MI); Daniel Sova (So., D, Cottage Grove, MN); Brad Stebner (So., D, Fort McMurray, AB).
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University of Minnesota:
Mark Alt (So., D, St. Paul, MN); *Zach Budish (So., F, Edina, MN); Nate Condon (So., F, Wausau, WI); Jake Hansen (Sr., F, White Bear Lake, MN); Seth Helgeson (Jr., D, Faribault, MN); Justin Holl (So., D, Tonka Bay, MN); *Jake Kremer (Sr., G, Eden Prairie, MN); Jared Larson (So., F, Apple Valley, MN); *Nick Larson (Sr., F, Stillwater, MN); *Taylor Matson (Sr., F, Mound, MN); *Kent Patterson (Sr., G, Plymouth, MN); *Nico Sacchetti (Sr., F, Virginia, MN); Nate Schmidt (So., D, St. Cloud, MN); Tom Serratore (So., F, Colorado Springs, CO); Chris Student (So., D, Edina, MN).
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University of Minnesota Duluth:
*Jack Connolly (Sr., F, Duluth, MN); *Aaron Crandall (So., G, Lakeville, MN); *Keegan Flaherty (Jr., F, Duluth, MN); *David Grun (Sr., F, White Bear Lake, MN); Jake Hendrickson (Jr., F, Savage, MN); Luke McManus (So., D, Apple Valley, MN); *Kenny Reiter (Sr., G, Pittsburgh, PA).
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Minnesota State University, Mankato:
*Cameron Cooper (Sr., D, Lakeville, MN); *Tyler Elbrecht (Jr., D, Edwardsville, IL); Evan Karambelas (Fr., G, Fort St. John, BC); *Austin Lee (Sr., G, Bloomington, MN); *Evan Mosey (Jr., D, Downers Grove, IL); *Joe Schiller (Sr., F, Detroit Lakes, MN).
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University of Nebraska Omaha:
Bryce Aneloski (Jr., D, Pekin, IL); Dayn Belfour (Fr., G, Morden, MB); *Fredrik Bergman (Jr., G, Vienna, VA); *Terry Broadhurst (Jr., F, Orland Park, IL); *Kyle Ensign (Sr., D, New Richmond, WI); *John Faulkner (Sr., G, Sarnia, ON); Brent Gwidt (Jr., F, Minocqua, WI); Brock Montpetit (So., F, Somerset, WI); James Polk (Fr., F, New York, NY); Zahn Raubenheimer (So., F, Smoky Lake, AB); Johnnie Searfoss (So, F, Colleyville, TX); Alex Simonson (So., F, Grand Forks, ND); Matt Smith (Sr., D, Carmel, IN); Andrej Sustr (So., D, Pizen, Czech Republic); Tony Turgeon (So., D, Grand Forks, ND).
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University of North Dakota:
*Ben Blood (Sr., D, Plymouth, MN); Taylor Dickin (So., F, Winnipeg, MB); *Brad Eidsness (Sr., G, Chestermere, AB); Derek Forbort (So., D, Duluth, MN); *Mario Lamoureux (Sr., F, Grand Forks, ND); *Andrew MacWilliam (Jr., D, Calgary, AB); *Tate Maris (Jr., G, Denver, CO); Brock Nelson (So., F, Warroad, MN); Derek Rodwell (So., F, Taber, AB); *Carter Rowney (Jr., F, Sexsmith, AB); Dillon Simpson (So., D, Edmonton, AB).
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St. Cloud State University:
Brandon Burrell (So., D, Brooklyn Park, MN); *Jordy Christian (Sr., F, Moorhead, MN); Nic Dowd (So., F, Huntsville, AL); *Jared Festler (Sr., F, Little Falls, MN); Kevin Gravel (So., D, Kingsford, MI); *Ben Hanowski (Jr., F, Little Falls, MN); Nick Jensen (So., D, Rogers, MN); *Drew LeBlanc (Sr., F, Hermantown, MN); *Mike Lee (Jr., G, Roseau, MN); *Travis Novak (Sr., F, Lethbridge, AB).
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University of Wisconsin:
Tyler Barnes (So., F, Eagan, MN); Chase Drake (So, D, Mosinee, WI); Joe Faust (So., D, Bloomington, MN); Gavin Hartzog (So., F, Pewaukee, WI); *Ryan Little (Jr., F, Fond du Lac, WI); Frankie Simonelli (So., D, Bensenville, IL); *Mitch Thompson (Jr., G, Onalaska, WI); Mark Zengerle (So., F, Rochester, NY).
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WCHA Major Award Winners - 1951-2012

WCHA Most Valuable Player/WCHA Player of the Year

WCHA Most Valuable Player
Year Name, Position, Team

1959-60 (none selected)
1960-61 Jerry Walker, F, DU
1961-62 Red'Berenson, F, Michigan
1962-63 Lou Nanne, D, UM
1963-64 (none selected)
1964-65 Gerry Kell, F, UND
1965-66 Mel Wakabayashi, F, Michigan
1966-67 Keith 'Huffer' Christiansen, F, UMD
1967-68 Keith Magnuson, D, DU
1968-69 Murray McLachlan, G, UM
1969-70 Murray McLachlan, G, UM
1970-71 Rob Murray, D, MTU
1971-72 Doug Palazzari, F, CC
1972-73 Ron Grahame, G, DU
1973-74 Doug Palazzari, F, CC
1974-75 Mike Polich, F, UM (co); Tom Ross, F, Michigan State (co)
1975-76 Mike Zuke, F, MTU
1976-77 Brian Walsh, F, Notre Dame
1977-78 Mike Eaves, F, UW
1978-79 Mark Johnson, F, UW
1979-80 Tim Harrer, F, UM
1980-81 Steve Ulseth, F, UM
1981-82 Phil Sykes, F, UND
1982-83 Bob Mason, G, UMD
1983-84 Tom Kurvers, D, UMD
1984-85 Bill Watson, F, UMD
1985-86 Dallas Gaume, F, DU
1986-87 Tony Hrkac, F, UND
1987-88 Robb Stauber, G, UM
1988-89 Curtis Joseph, G, UW
1989-90 Gary Shuchuk, F, UW
1990-91 Scott Beattie, F, NMU
1991-92 Duane Derksen, G, UW

WCHA Player of the Year
1992-93 Derek Plante, F, UMD
1993-94 Chris Marinucci, F, UMD
1994-95 Brian Bonin, F, UM
1995-96 Brian Bonin, F, UM
1996-97 Mike Crowley, D, UM
1997-98 Curtis Murphy, D, UND
1998-99 Jason Blake, F, UND
1999-00 Steve Reinprecht, F, UW
2000-01 Jeff Panzer, F, UND
2001-02 Mark Hartigan, F, SCSU
2002-03 Peter Sejna, F, CC
2003-04 Junior Lessard, F, UMD
2004-05 Marty Sertich, F, CC
2005-06 Matt Carle, D, DU
2006-07 Ryan Duncan, F, UND
2007-08 Richard Bachman, G, CC
2008-09 Jamie McBain, D, UW
2009-10 Marc Cheverie, G, DU
2010-11 Matt Frattin, F, UND
2011-12 Jack Connolly, F, UMD


WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year/WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year

WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year
Year Name, Position, Team

1986-87 Tony Granato, F, UW
1987-88 Steve Johnson, F, UND
1988-89 Tim Budy, F, CC
1989-90 Dave Shields, F, DU
1990-91 Brad Werenka, D, NMU
1991-92 Geoff Sarjeant, G, MTU
1992-93 Brett Hauer, D, UMD
1993-94 Brian Konowalchuk, F, DU (co); Jeff Nielsen, F, UM (co)
1994-95 Justin McHugh, F, UM
1995-96 Dan Trebil, D, UM
1996-97 Petri Gunther, D, DU
1997-98 Mitch Vig, D, UND
1998-99 Kyle McLaughlin, D, SCSU (co); Scott Swanson, D, CC (co)
1999-00 Jeff Scissons, F, UMD
2000-01 Karl Goehring, G, UND
2001-02 Mark Cullen, F, CC
2002-03 Tom Preissing, D, CC
2003-04 Connor James, F, DU
2004-05 Steven Johns, D, MSU
2005-06 Ted O'Leary, F, DU

WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year
2006-07 Lee Sweatt, D, CC
2007-08 Joel Hanson, D, MSU
2008-09 J.P. Testwuide, D, DU
2009-10 Eli Vlaisavljevich, D, MTU
2010-11 Chay Genoway, D, UND
2011-12 Brad Eidsness, G, UND


WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
(as selected by head coaches)

Year Name, Position, Team
1991-92 Dallas Drake, F, NMU
1992-93 Chris Hynnes, D, CC
1993-94 Shawn Reid, D, CC
1994-95 Brian Rafalski, D, UW
1995-96 Eric Rud, D, CC
1996-97 Eric Rud, D, CC
1997-98 Matt Henderson, F, UND (co); Andy Sutton, D, MTU (co)
1998-99 Brad Williamson, D, UND
1999-00 Jeff Dessner, D, UW
2000-01 Jordan Leopold, D, UM
2001-02 Jordan Leopold, D, UM
2002-03 Joe Cullen, F, CC (co); Aaron MacKenzie, D, DU (co)
2003-04 Ryan Caldwell, D, DU
2004-05 Mark Stuart, D, CC
2005-06 Matt Carle, D, DU
2006-07 Alex Goligoski, D, UM
2007-08 Jack Hillen, D, CC
2008-09 Chay Genoway, D, UND
2009-10 Brendan Smith, D, UW
2010-11 Justin Schultz, D, UW
2011-12 Justin Schultz, D, UW


WCHA Rookie of the Year

WCHA Sophomore of the Year
Year Name, Position, Team

1959-60 George Kirkwood, G, DU (co); Lou Angotti, F, MTU (co)
1960-61 Jack Wilson, D, DU
1961-62 Gordon Wilkie, F, Michigan
1962-63 George Hill, F, MTU
1963-64 Tom Polonic, D, Michigan
1964-65 Gary Milroy, F, MTU
1965-66 Gary Gambucci, F, UM
1966-67 Keith Magnuson, D, DU (co); Bob Munro, F, UND (co)
1967-68 Murray McLachlan, G, UM
1968-69 George Morrison, F, DU
1969-70 Don Thompson, F, MSU

WCHA Freshman of the Year
1969-70 Murray Keogan, F, UMD
1970-71 Mike Usitalo, F, MTU
1971-72 Alan Hangsleben, D, UND
1972-73 Mike Zuke, F, MTU
1973-74 Brian Walsh, F/D, Notre Dame
1974-75 Jim Warner, F, CC
1975-76 Dave Delich, F, CC
1976-77 Mark Johnson, F, UW
1977-78 Greg Whyte, F, CC
1978-79 Kevin Maxwell, F, UND
1979-80 Aaron Broten, F, UM
1980-81 Ron Scott, G, MSU
1981-82 James Patrick, D, UND
1982-83 Craig Redmond, D, DU
1983-84 Rick Kosti, G, UMD
1984-85 Brett Hull, F, UMD
1985-86 Mike Richter, G, UW
1986-87 Dave Shields, F, DU
1987-88 Rick Berens, F, DU
1988-89 Curtis Joseph, G, UW
1989-90 Scott Beattie, F, NMU

WCHA Rookie of the Year
1990-91 Tony Szabo, F, NMU
1991-92 Darby Hendrickson, F, UM
1992-93 Jim Carey, G, UW
1993-94 Landon Wilson, F, UND
1994-95 Mike Crowley, D, UM
1995-96 Brian Swanson, F, CC
1996-97 Brant Nicklin, G, UMD
1997-98 Karl Goehring, G, UND
1998-99 Gregg Naumenko, G, UAA
1999-00 Dany Heatley, F, UW
2000-01 Peter Sejna, F, CC
2001-02 Brandon Bochenski, F, UND
2002-03 Thomas Vanek, F, UM
2003-04 Brady Murray, F, UND
2004-05 Paul Stastny, F, DU
2005-06 Phil Kessel, F, UM
2006-07 Andreas Nodl, F, SCSU
2007-08 Richard Bachman, G, CC
2008-09 Jordan Schroeder, F, UM
2009-10 Danny Kristo, F, UND
2010-11 Jason Zucker, F, DU
2011-12 Joey LaLeggia, D, DU


WCHA Coach of the Year

Year Coach and Team
1959-60 John MacInnes, MTU
1960-61 Murray Armstrong, DU
1961-62 John MacInnes, MTU
1962-63 Barry Thorndycraft, UND
1963-64 Al Renfrew, Michigan
1964-65 R.H. 'Bob' Peters, UND
1965-66 John MacInnes, MTU
1966-67 Bill Selman, UND
1967-68 Murray Armstrong, DU
1968-69 John Matchefts, CC
1969-70 Glen Sonmor, UM
1970-71 John MacInnes, MTU
1971-72 Jeff Sauer, CC
1972-73 Charles 'Lefty' Smith, Notre Dame
1973-74 Herb Brooks, UM
1974-75 Jeff Sauer, CC
1975-76 John MacInnes, MTU
1976-77 Bob Johnson, UW
1977-78 Marshall Johnston, DU
1978-79 John 'Gino' Gasparini, UND
1979-80 Brad Buetow, UM
1980-81 John Giordano, Michigan
1981-82 John 'Gino' Gasparini, UND
1982-83 Mike Sertich, UMD
1983-84 Mike Sertich, UMD
1984-85 Mike Sertich, UMD
1985-86 Ralph Backstrom, DU
1986-87 John 'Gino' Gasparini, UND
1987-88 Herb Boxer, MTU
1988-89 Rick Comley, NMU
1989-90 Doug Woog, UM
1990-91 Rick Comley, NMU
1991-92 Brad Buetow, CC
1992-93 Mike Sertich, UMD
1993-94 Don Lucia, CC
1994-95 George Gwozdecky, DU
1995-96 Don Lucia, CC
1996-97 Dean Blais, UND
1997-98 Craig Dahl, SCSU
1998-99 Dean Blais, UND
1999-00 Don Brose, MSU
2000-01 Dean Blais, UND
2001-02 George Gwozdecky, DU
2002-03 Troy Jutting, MSU
2003-04 Scott Sandelin, UMD
2004-05 George Gwozdecky, DU
2005-06 Don Lucia, UM (co); Bob Motzko, SCSU (co)
2006-07 Bob Motzko, SCSU (co); Jamie Russell, MTU (co)
2007-08 Troy Jutting, MSU
2008-09 Dave Hakstol, UND
2009-10 George Gwozdecky, DU
2010-11 Dean Blais, UNO
2011-12 Mel Pearson, MTU


WCHA Scoring Champions/WCHA Goaltending Champions

Note: from 1951-53, the WCHA was known as the Midwest Collegiate Hockey League. From 1953-58, it was known as the Western Intercollegiate Hockey League. Scoring champions' totals from 1951-52 through 1961-62 are from all games. Beginning with the 1962-63 season, scoring totals are league games only. Goaltending statistics from 1951-52 through 1955-56 are from all games. Beginning in 1956-57, totals are for league games only.

1951-52
Scoring Champion: Ron Hartwell, Sr., F, CC (23 gp, 40-27=67). Goaltending Champion: Willard Ikola, Michigan (26 gp, 2.66 GAA).

1952-53
Scoring Champion: John Mayasich, F, UM (27gp, 42-36=78). Goaltending Champion: Jim Mattson, UM (27 gp, 2.36 GAA).

1953-54
Scoring Champion: John Mayasich, F, UM (28 gp, 29-49=78). Goaltending Champion: Jim Mattson, UM (26 gp, 2.76 GAA).

1954-55
Scoring Champion: John Mayasich, F, UM (30 gp, 41-39=80). Goaltending Champion: Jeff Simus, CC (24 gp, 2.92 GAA).

1955-56
Scoring Champion: John Andrews, F, CC (27 gp, 27-25=52). Goaltending Champion: Lorne Howes, Michigan (22 gp, 1.95 GAA).

1956-57
Scoring Champion: Bill Reichart, F, UND (22 gp, 24-16=40). Goaltending Champion: Ross Childs, Michigan (11 gp, 2.73 GAA).

1957-58
Scoring Champion: Bill 'Red' Hay, Jr., F, CC (16 gp, 16-32=48). Goaltending Champion: Bob Peabody, UND (15 gp, 3.13 GAA).

1958-59
No League Play

1959-60
Scoring Champion: Bill Masterton, Jr., F, DU (17 gp, 17-27=44). Goaltending Champion: George Kirkwood, Jr, DU (22 gp, 2.32 GAA).

1960-61
Scoring Champion: Jerry Walker, Jr., F, DU (18 gp, 29-15=44). Goaltending Champion: George Kirkwood, Sr, DU (18 gp, 1.72 GAA).

1961-62
Scoring Champion: Gordon 'Red' Berenson, Sr., F, Michigan (18 gp, 24-17=41). Goaltending Champion(s): Dave Butts, Michigan (9 gp, 2.67 GAA), Bob Gray, Michigan (9 gp, 2.67 GAA).

1962-63
Scoring Champion: Lou Nanne, Sr., D, UM (20 gp, 9-23=32). Goaltending Champion: Garry Bauman, MTU (20 gp, 2.65 GAA).

1963-64
Scoring Champion: Gordon Wilkie, F, Michigan (14 gp, 8-22=30). Goaltending Champion: Buddy Blom, Jr., DU (10 gp, 1.70 GAA).

1964-65
Scoring Champion: Mel Wakabayashi, F, Michigan (18 gp, 13-17=30). Goaltending Champion: Tony Esposito, So., MTU (10 gp, 2.00 GAA).

1965-66
Scoring Champion: Doug Volmar, F, Michigan State (20 gp, 18-23=41). Goaltending Champion: Tony Esposito, Jr., MTU (12 gp, 2.00 GAA).

1966-67
Scoring Champion: Keith 'Huffer' Christiansen, F, UMD (23 gp, 15-31=46). Goaltending Champion: Tony Esposito, Sr., MTU (11 gp, 2.45 GAA.

1967-68
Scoring Champion: Bill Klatt, F, UM (22 gp, 18-12=30). Goaltending Champion: Gerry Powers, Jr, DU (18 gp, 1.78 GAA).

1968-69
Scoring Champion: George Morrison, So., F, DU (20 gp, 26-13=39). Goaltending Champion: Rick Duffett, Michigan State (10 gp, 2.40 GAA).

1969-70
Scoring Champion: George Morrison, Jr., F, DU (22 gp, 18-19=37). Goaltending Champion: Wayne Thomas, UW (13 gp, 3.00 GAA).

1970-71
Scoring Champion: Vic Venasky, Fr., F, DU (22 gp, 14-25=39). Goaltending Champion: Morris Trewin, MTU (11 gp, 2.55 GAA).

1971-72
Scoring Champion: Doug Palazzari, So., F, CC (28 gp, 27-30=57). Goaltending Champion: Jim Makey, UW (21.3 gp, 3.29 GAA).

1972-73
Scoring Champion: Eddie Bumbacco, F, Notre Dame (28 gp, 31-34=65). Goaltending Champion: Ron Grahame, Sr., DU (27 gp, 2.93 GAA).

1973-74
Scoring Champion: Steve Colp, F, Michigan State (28 gp, 31-41=72). Goaltending Champion: Brad Shelstad, UM (25 gp, 3.32 GAA).

1974-75
Scoring Champion: Tom Ross, F, Michigan State (32 gp, 32-48=80). Goaltending Champion: Larry Thayer, UM (16 gp, 2.50 GAA).

1975-76
Scoring Champion: Tom Ross, F, Michigan State (32 gp, 41-42=83). Goaltending Champion: Jeff Tscherne, UM (23.7 gp, 3.50 GAA).

1976-77
Scoring Champion: Dave Debol, F, Michigan (32 gp, 34-37=71). Goaltending Champion: Julian Baretta, UW (17 gp, 3.02 GAA).

1977-78
Scoring Champion(s): Mark Johnson, F, UW (31 gp, 39-31=70), Mike Eaves, F, UW (32 gp, 25-45=70). Goaltending Champion: Ernie Glanville, Sr, DU (14 gp, 2.57 GAA).

1978-79
Scoring Champion: Dave Delich, Sr., F, CC (30 gp, 25-45=70). Goaltending Champion: Bob Iwabuchi, UND (16 gp, 3.13 GAA).

1979-80
Scoring Champion: Tim Harrer, F, UM (32 gp, 45-24=69). Goaltending Champion: Bob Iwabuchi, UND (15 gp, 3.85 GAA).

1980-81
Scoring Champion: Steve Ulseth, F, UM (28 gp, 28-35=63). Goaltending Champion: Frank Krieber, MTU (16 gp, 3.27 GAA).

1981-82
Scoring Champion: Ed Beers, Sr., F, DU (26 gp, 30-19=49). Goaltending Champion: Jon Casey, UND (12 gp, 2.38 GAA).

1982-83
Scoring Champion: Scott Bjugstad, F, UM (26 gp, 21-35=56). Goaltending Champion: Jon Casey, UND (12 gp, 2.63 GAA).

1983-84
Scoring Champion: Bill Watson, F, UMD (23 gp, 17-38=55). Goaltending Champion: Rick Kosti, UMD (22 gp, 2.92 GAA).

1984-85
Scoring Champion: Bill Watson, F, UMD (33 gp, 37-43=80). Goaltending Champion: John Blue, UM (22 gp, 3.00 GAA).

1985-86
Scoring Champion: Dallas Gaume, Sr., F, DU (34 gp, 24-49=73). Goaltending Champion: John Blue, UM (21 gp, 3.08 GAA).

1986-87
Scoring Champion: Tony Hrkac, Sr., F, UND (35 gp, 36-50=86). Goaltending Champion: Ed Belfour, UND (22 gp, 2.37 GAA).

1987-88
Scoring Champion: Steve Johnson, F, UND (35 gp, 27-44=71). Goaltending Champion: Robb Stauber, UM (35 gp, 2.91 GAA).

1988-89
Scoring Champion: Shawn Harrison, F, MTU (35 gp, 16-30=46). Goaltending Champion: Robb Stauber, UM (25 gp, 2.33 GAA).

1989-90
Scoring Champion: Dave Shields, Sr., F, DU (28 gp, 21-29=50). Goaltending Champion: Duane Derksen, Sr, UW (26 gp, 3.72 GAA).

1990-91
Scoring Champion: Scott Beattie, F, NMU (31 gp, 33-31=64). Goaltending Champion: Jeff Stolp, Jr., UM (24 gp, 2.71 GAA).

1991-92
Scoring Champion: Jim Hiller, F, NMU (32 gp, 24-46=70). Goaltending Champion: Jeff Stolp, Sr., UM (28 gp, 2.87 GAA).

1992-93
Scoring Champion: Derek Plante, F, UMD (29 gp, 29-37=66). Goaltending Champion: Jim Carey, UW (21 gp, 2.97 GAA).

1993-94
Scoring Champion: Chris Marinucci, F, UMD (32 gp, 27-26=53). Goaltending Champion: Jim Carey, UW (29 gp, 3.09 GAA).

1994-95
Scoring Champion: Brian Bonin, F, UM (32 gp, 27-19=46). Goaltending Champion: Jeff Callinan, UM (30 gp, 2.74 GAA).

1995-96
Scoring Champion: Brian Bonin, F, UM (32 gp, 25-39=64). Goaltending Champion: Judd Lambert, CC (14 gp, 2.05 GAA).

1996-97
Scoring Champion(s): Brian Swanson, So., F, CC (32 gp, 15-27=42), Mike Crowley, D, UM (32 gp, 5-37=42). Goaltending Champion: Aaron Schweitzer, UND (15 gp, 2.45 GAA).

1997-98
Scoring Champion(s): Reggie Berg, F, UM (28 gp, 17-17=34), Brian Swanson, Jr., F, CC (28 gp, 11-23=34). Goaltending Champion: Karl Goehring, So., UND (20 gp, 2.23 GAA).

1998-99
Scoring Champion: Jason Blake, F, UND (28 gp, 20-29=49). Goaltending Champion: Gregg Naumenko, UAA (25 gp, 2.23 GAA).

1999-2000
Scoring Champion: Jeff Panzer, Jr., F, UND (28 gp, 14-30=44). Goaltending Champion: Karl Goehring, Jr., UND (20 gp, 1.79 GAA).

2000-01
Scoring Champion: Jeff Panzer, Sr., F, UND (28 gp, 16-33=49). Goaltending Champion: Wade Dubielewicz, So., DU (22 gp, 2.24 GAA).

2001-02
Scoring Champion: Mark Hartigan, Jr., F, SCSU (28 gp, 24-25=49). Goaltending Champion: Wade Dubielewicz, Jr., DU (15 gp, 1.80 GAA).

2002-03
Scoring Champion: Peter Sejna, Jr., F, CC (28 gp, 21-32=53). Goaltending Champion: Curtis McElhinney, So., CC (25 gp, 2.19 GAA).

2003-04
Scoring Champion(s): Junior Lessard, Sr., F, UMD (28 gp, 19-20=39), Brandon Bochenski, Jr., F, UND (28 gp, 16-23=39). Goaltending Champion: Bernd Bruckler, Jr., UW (27 gp, 2.11 GAA).

2004-05
Scoring Champion: Marty Sertich, Jr., F, CC (28 gp, 17-25=42). Goaltending Champion: Curtis McElhinney, Sr., CC (15 gp, 2.09 GAA).

2005-06
Scoring Champion: Paul Stastny, So., F, Denver (15-29=44). Goaltending Champion: Brian Elliott, Jr., UW (21 gp, 1.84 GAA).

2006-07
Scoring Champion: Ryan Duncan, So., F, UND (22-17=39). Goaltending Champion: Brian Elliott, Sr., UW (25 gp, 1.94 GAA).

2007-08
Scoring Champion: Ryan Lasch, So., F, SCSU (17-17=34). Goaltending Champion: Jean-Philippe Lamoureux, Sr., UND (28 gp, 1.74 GAA).

2008-09
Scoring Champion: Ryan Stoa, Jr., F, UM (27 gp, 19-17=36). Goaltending Champion: Alex Stalock, Jr., UMD (28 gp, 2.39 GAA).

2009-10
Scoring Champion: Rhett Rakhshani, Sr., F, DU (28 gp, 15-20=35). Goaltending Champion: Marc Cheverie, Jr., DU (25 gp, 2.05 GAA).

2010-11
Scoring Champion: Matt Frattin, Sr., F, UND (28 gp, 22-18=40). Goaltending Champion: Aaron Dell, So., UND (24 gp, 1.97 GAA).

2011-12
Scoring Champion: Jack Connolly, Sr., F, UMD (28 gp, 16-27=43). Goaltending Champion: Kent Patterson, Sr., UM (28 gp, 2.06 GAA).