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Hockey Postseason Honors Announced

Wisconsin’s Cole Caufield named Big Ten Player of the Year after capturing Scoring Champion honors for the second-straight season

 

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network announced the hockey All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners on Tuesday as selected by the conference’s coaches and a media panel.

 

Wisconsin’s Cole Caufield was named the unanimous Big Ten Player of the Year, while also earning Scoring Champion honors with 43 points in 24 conference games. Minnesota’s Jack LaFontaine was named the Goaltender of the Year, while Michigan’s Cam York was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year, which is awarded to a defenseman or forward. The Wolverines’ Thomas Bordeleau collected Freshman of the Year laurels, while Wisconsin’s Tony Granato was selected as the Coach of the Year.

 

The Big Ten also recognized seven Sportsmanship Award honorees. The students chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These students must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

The complete All-Big Ten teams, as well as a list of other honorees, can be found below. 

 

2020-21 All-Big Ten Hockey Team and Individual Awards

As selected by Big Ten Coaches and Media Voting Panel

 

FIRST TEAM

Sampo Ranta, F, Minnesota

COLE CAUFIELD, F, WISCONSIN

Dylan Holloway, F, Wisconsin

Cam York, D, Michigan

Jackson LaCombe, D, Minnesota

Jack LaFontaine, G, Minnesota

 

SECOND TEAM

Thomas Bordeleau, F, Michigan

Alex Steeves, F, Notre Dame

Linus Weissbach, F, Wisconsin

Owen Power, D, Michigan

Spencer Stastney, D, Notre Dame

Strauss Mann, G, Michigan

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Matty Beniers, F, Michigan

Kent Johnson, F, Michigan

Ben Meyers, F, Minnesota

Scott Reedy, F, Minnesota

Sammy Walker, F, Minnesota

Alex Limoges, F, Penn State

Ty Pelton-Byce, F, Wisconsin

Nick Blankenburg, D, Michigan

Dennis Cesana, D, Michigan State

Brock Faber, D, Minnesota

Ryan Johnson, D, Minnesota

Ty Emberson, D, Wisconsin

Drew DeRidder, G, Michigan State

 

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Matty Beniers, F, Michigan

THOMAS BORDELEAU, F, MICHIGAN

Kent Johnson, F, Michigan

OWEN POWER, D, MICHIGAN

Brock Faber, D, Minnesota

Cameron Rowe, G, Wisconsin

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 

COLE CAUFIELD, F, WISCONSIN

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Defenseman or Forward): 

Cam York, D, Michigan

 

GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR:

Jack LaFontaine, G, Minnesota

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: 

Thomas Bordeleau, F, Michigan

 

COACH OF THE YEAR:

Tony Granato, Wisconsin

 

SCORING CHAMPION: 

Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin

 

UNANIMOUS SELECTION IN ALL CAPS

 

BIG TEN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES:

Jack Becker, Michigan; Tommy Miller, Michigan State; Cullen Munson, Minnesota; Matt Hellickson, Notre Dame; Austin Pooley, Ohio State; Oskar Autio, Penn State; Brock Caufield, Wisconsin.