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WCHA Major Award Winners - 1951-2014

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
2012-13 Drew LeBlanc, F, SCSU
2013-14 Cody Kunyk, F, Alaska


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
2012-13 Drew LeBlanc, F, SCSU
2013-14 Chad Brears, F, UAH


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
2012-13 Nick Jensen, D, SCSU
2013-14 Colton Parayko, D, Alaska


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
2012-13 Stephon Williams, G, MSU
2013-14 Alex Globke, F, LSSU


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
2012-13 Mike Hastings, MSU
2013-14 Bob Daniels, FSU


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).

2012-13
Scoring Champion: Ryan Walters, Jr., F, UNO (28 gp, 16-24=40). Goaltending Champion: Stephon Williams, Fr., MSU (28 gp, 1.93 GAA).

2013-14
Scoring Champion: Cody Kunyk, Sr., F, Alaska (28 gp, 17-17=34). Goaltending Champion: Cole Huggins, Fr. MSU (24 gp, 1.73 gaa).