BIG TEN Hockey Postseason Honors Announced

Penn State’s Cole Hults named Big Ten Player and Defensive Player of the Year

 

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

 

Penn State’s Cole Hults was named Big Ten Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year, which is awarded to a defenseman or forward. Wisconsin’s Cole Caufield was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while also earning Scoring Champion honors with 24 points in 24 conference games. Michigan’s Strauss Mann was named the Goaltender of the Year, while Minnesota’s Bob Motzko 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. 

 

2019-20 All-Big Ten Hockey Team and Individual Awards

As selected by Big Ten coaches and Media Voting Panel

 

FIRST TEAM

Patrick Khodorenko, F, Michigan State

Nate Sucese, F, Penn State

Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin

Cole Hults, D, Penn State

Wyatt Kalynuk, D, Wisconsin

Strauss Mann, G, Michigan

 

SECOND TEAM

Jake Slaker, F, Michigan

Tanner Laczynski, F, Ohio State

Evan Barratt, F, Penn State

Dennis Cesana, D, Michigan State

Jerad Rosburg, D, Michigan State

John Lethemon, G, Michigan State

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Will Lockwood, F, Michigan      

Mitchell Lewandowski, F, Michigan State

Brannon McManus, F, Minnesota         

Sammy Walker, F, Minnesota

Alex Limoges, F, Penn State

Roman Ahcan, F, Wisconsin

Nick Blankenburg, D, Michigan

Cam York, D, Michigan

Matt Hellickson, D, Notre Dame

Wyatt Ege, D, Ohio State

Gordi Myer, D, Ohio State

K’Andre Miller, D, Wisconsin

Cale Morris, G, Notre Dame

Tommy Nappier, G, Ohio State

Peyton Jones, G, Penn State

 

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Johnny Beecher, F, Michigan

Ben Meyers, F, Minnesota

Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin

CAM YORK, D, MICHIGAN         

Jackson LaCombe, D, Minnesota

JARED MOE, G, MINNESOTA

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 

Cole Hults, D, Penn State

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Defenseman or Forward): 

Cole Hults, D, Penn State

 

GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR:

Strauss Mann, G, Michigan

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: 

Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin

 

COACH OF THE YEAR:

Bob Motzko, Minnesota

 

SCORING CHAMPION: 

Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin

 

UNANIMOUS SELECTION IN ALL CAPS

 

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees

Luke Martin, Michigan; Sam Saliba, Michigan State; Tyler Nanne, Minnesota; Cal Burke, Notre Dame; Gordi Myer, Ohio State; Aarne Talvitie, Penn State; Wyatt Kalynuk, Wisconsin.