Western Collegiate Hockey Association men's individual awards

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The Western Collegiate Hockey Association gives awards at the conclusion of each season. The current awards include Player of the Year, Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year, as well as the league leaders in points scoring and goaltending. In addition, several WCHA players have won the Hobey Baker Award for the nation's best college hockey player.

Past winners have included numerous National Hockey League players, players in European professional leagues, NHL All-Stars, Olympic gold medalists, Stanley Cup champions, and Hockey Hall of Famers. Minnesota and North Dakota are the most successful teams, with 55 award winners and statistical leaders each. All current and former members of the conference are represented, with the exception of Bemidji State.

No player has been selected for the same award more than twice. Murray McLachlan of Minnesota was named Rookie of the Year and twice named Player of the Year, the only player to be selected for three awards. Minnesota's John Mayasich and Michigan Tech's Tony Esposito are the only players to lead the conference statistically in three seasons. John MacInnes of Michigan Tech was named Coach of the Year five times.

The Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year is chosen by a vote of faculty athletic representatives, while the Defensive Player of the Year is chosen by the league's head coaches. All other award winners are selected by votes from coaches, players, sports information directors, and local media.[1]

Hobey Baker Award[edit]

Jordan Leopold, 2002 Hobey Baker winner
Matt Carle, 2006 Hobey Baker winner

The Hobey Baker Award has been awarded annually since 1981 to the most outstanding player in NCAA ice hockey.[2] In that time, 16 players have won the award while playing for WCHA schools.

Winners[edit]

Year[3] Player Position School
1981 Neal Broten Center Minnesota
1984 Tom Kurvers Defense Minnesota–Duluth
1985 Bill Watson Right Wing Minnesota–Duluth
1987 Tony Hrkac Center North Dakota
1988 Robb Stauber Goaltender Minnesota
1994 Chris Marinucci Left Wing Minnesota–Duluth
1996 Brian Bonin Center Minnesota
2002 Jordan Leopold Defense Minnesota
2003 Peter Sejna Left Wing Colorado College
2004 Junior Lessard Right Wing Minnesota–Duluth
2005 Marty Sertich Center Colorado College
2006 Matt Carle Defense Denver
2007 Ryan Duncan Left Wing North Dakota
2010 Blake Geoffrion Center Wisconsin
2012 Jack Connolly Center Minnesota–Duluth
2013 Drew LeBlanc Forward St. Cloud State

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Minnesota–Duluth 5 1984, 1985, 1994, 2004, 2012
Minnesota 4 1981, 1988, 1996, 2002
North Dakota 2 1987, 2007
Colorado College 2 2003, 2005
Denver 1 2006
Wisconsin 1 2010
St. Cloud State 1 2013

Player of the Year[edit]

Keith Magnuson, 1967–68 Most Valuable Player
Curtis Joseph, 1988–89 Most Valuable Player
Junior Lessard, 2003–04 Player of the Year and Hobey Baker winner
Ryan Duncan, 2006–07 Player of the Year and Hobey Baker winner
Jamie McBain, 2008–09 Player of the Year

The Player of the Year award has been awarded since the 1960–61 season. Before 1992, it was known as the Most Valuable Player award.[4]

Winners[edit]

Season[5] Player Position School
1960–61 Jerry Walker Forward Denver
1961–62 Red Berenson Forward Michigan
1962–63 Lou Nanne Defenseman Minnesota
1963–64 none selected
1964–65 Gerry Kell Forward North Dakota
1965–66 Mel Wakabayashi Forward Michigan
1966–67 Keith Christiansen Forward Minnesota–Duluth
1967–68 Keith Magnuson Defenseman Denver
1968–69 Murray McLachlan Goaltender Minnesota
1969–70 Murray McLachlan (2) Goaltender Minnesota
1970–71 Rob Murray Defenseman Michigan Tech
1971–72 Doug Palazzari Forward Colorado College
1972–73 Ron Grahame Goaltender Denver
1973–74 Doug Palazzari (2) Forward Colorado College
1974–75dagger Mike Polich Forward Minnesota
1974–75dagger Tom Ross Forward Michigan State
1975–76 Mike Zuke Forward Michigan Tech
1976–77 Brian Walsh Forward Notre Dame
1977–78 Mike Eaves Forward Wisconsin
1978–79 Mark Johnson Forward Wisconsin
1979–80 Tim Harrer Forward Minnesota
1980–81 Steve Ulseth Forward Minnesota
1981–82 Phil Sykes Forward North Dakota
1982–83 Bob Mason Goaltender Minnesota–Duluth
1983–84 Tom Kurvers Defenseman Minnesota–Duluth
1984–85 Bill Watson Forward Minnesota–Duluth
1985–86 Dallas Gaume Forward Denver
1986–87 Tony Hrkac Forward North Dakota
1987–88 Robb Stauber Goaltender Minnesota
1988–89 Curtis Joseph Goaltender Wisconsin
1989–90 Gary Shuchuk Forward Wisconsin
1990–91 Scott Beattie Forward Northern Michigan
1991–92 Duane Derksen Goaltender Wisconsin
1992–93 Derek Plante Forward Minnesota–Duluth
1993–94 Chris Marinucci Forward Minnesota–Duluth
1994–95 Brian Bonin Forward Minnesota
1995–96 Brian Bonin (2) Forward Minnesota
1996–97 Mike Crowley Defenseman Minnesota
1997–98 Curtis Murphy Defenseman North Dakota
1998–99 Jason Blake Forward North Dakota
1999–2000 Steve Reinprecht Forward Wisconsin
2000–01 Jeff Panzer Forward North Dakota
2001–02 Mark Hartigan Forward St. Cloud State
2002–03 Peter Sejna Forward Colorado College
2003–04 Junior Lessard Forward Minnesota–Duluth
2004–05 Marty Sertich Forward Colorado College
2005–06 Matt Carle Defenseman Denver
2006–07 Ryan Duncan Forward North Dakota
2007–08 Richard Bachman Goaltender Colorado College
2008–09 Jamie McBain Defenseman Wisconsin
2009–10 Marc Cheverie Goaltender Denver
2010–11 Matt Frattin Forward North Dakota
2011–12 Jack Connolly Forward Minnesota–Duluth
2012–13 Drew LeBlanc Forward St. Cloud State

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Minnesota 10 1962–63, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1974–75, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1987–88, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97
North Dakota 8 1964–65, 1981–82, 1986–87, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2006–07, 2010–11
Minnesota–Duluth 8 1966–67, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2003–04, 2011–12
Wisconsin 7 1977–78, 1978–79, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1991–92, 1999–2000, 2008–09
Denver 6 1960–61, 1967–68, 1972–73, 1985–86, 2005–06, 2009–10
Colorado College 5 1971–72, 1973–74, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2007–08
Michigan 2 1961–62, 1965–66
Michigan Tech 2 1970–71, 1975–76
St. Cloud State 2 2001–02, 2012–13
Michigan State 1 1974–75
Notre Dame 1 1976–77
Northern Michigan 1 1990–91

Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year[edit]

Tony Granato, 1986–87 Student-Athlete of the Year
Mark Cullen, 2001–02 Student-Athlete of the Year
Lee Sweatt, 2006–07 Student-Athlete of the Year

Winners[edit]

Season[5] Player Position School
1986–87 Tony Granato Forward Wisconsin
1987–88 Steve Johnson Forward North Dakota
1988–89 Tim Budy Forward Colorado College
1989–90 Dave Shields Forward Denver
1990–91 Brad Werenka Defenseman Northern Michigan
1991–92 Geoff Sarjeant Goaltender Michigan Tech
1992–93 Brett Hauer Defenseman Minnesota–Duluth
1993–94dagger Brian Konowalchuk Forward Denver
1993–94dagger Jeff Nielsen Forward Minnesota
1994–95 Justin McHugh Forward Minnesota
1995–96 Dan Trebil Defenseman Minnesota
1996–97 Petri Gunther Defenseman Denver
1997–98 Mitch Vig Defenseman North Dakota
1998–99dagger Kyle McLaughlin Defenseman St. Cloud State
1998–99dagger Scott Swanson Defenseman Colorado College
1999–2000 Jeff Scissons Forward Minnesota–Duluth
2000–01 Karl Goehring Goaltender North Dakota
2001–02 Mark Cullen Forward Colorado College
2002–03 Tom Preissing Defenseman Colorado College
2003–04 Connor James Forward Denver
2004–05 Steven Johns Defenseman Minnesota State
2005–06 Ted O'Leary Forward Denver
2006–07 Lee Sweatt Defenseman Colorado College
2007–08 Joel Hanson Defenseman Minnesota State
2008–09 J. P. Testwuide Defenseman Denver
2009–10 Eli Vlaisavljevich Defenseman Michigan Tech
2010–11 Chay Genoway Defenseman North Dakota
2011–12 Brad Eidsness Goaltender North Dakota
2012–13 Drew LeBlanc Forward St. Cloud State

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Denver 6 1989–90, 1993–94dagger, 1996–97, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2008–09
North Dakota 5 1987–88, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2010–11, 2011–12
Colorado College 5 1988–89, 1998–99dagger, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2006–07
Minnesota 3 1993–94dagger, 1994–95, 1995–96
Michigan Tech 2 1991–92, 2009–10
Minnesota–Duluth 2 1992–93, 1999–2000
St. Cloud State 2 1998–99dagger, 2012–13
Minnesota State 2 2004–05, 2007–08
Wisconsin 1 1986–87
Northern Michigan 1 1990–91

Defensive Player of the Year[edit]

Brian Rafalski, 1994–95 Defensive player of the Year
Andy Sutton, 1997–98 co-Defensive Player of the Year
Jack Hillen, 2007–08 Defensive Player of the Year

Winners[edit]

Season[5] Player Position School
1994–95 Brian Rafalski Defenseman Wisconsin
1995–96 Eric Rud Defenseman Colorado College
1996–97 Eric Rud (2) Defenseman Colorado College
1997–98dagger Matt Henderson Forward North Dakota
1997–98dagger Andy Sutton Defenseman Michigan Tech
1998–99 Brad Williamson Defenseman North Dakota
1999–2000 Jeff Dessner Defenseman Wisconsin
2000–01 Jordan Leopold Defenseman Minnesota
2001–02 Jordan Leopold (2) Defenseman Minnesota
2002–03dagger Joe Cullen Forward Colorado College
2002–03dagger Aaron MacKenzie Defenseman Denver
2003–04 Ryan Caldwell Defenseman Denver
2004–05 Mark Stuart Defenseman Colorado College
2005–06 Matt Carle Defenseman Denver
2006–07 Alex Goligoski Defenseman Minnesota
2007–08 Jack Hillen Defenseman Colorado College
2008–09 Chay Genoway Defenseman North Dakota
2009–10 Brendan Smith Defenseman Wisconsin
2010–11 Justin Schultz Defenseman Wisconsin
2011–12 Justin Schultz (2) Defenseman Wisconsin
2012–13 Nick Jensen Defenseman St. Cloud State

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Wisconsin 5 1994–95, 1999–2000, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12
Colorado College 5 1995–96, 1996–97, 2002–03dagger, 2004–05, 2007–08
North Dakota 3 1997–98dagger, 1998–99, 2008–09
Minnesota 3 2000–01, 2001–02, 2006–07
Denver 3 2002–03dagger, 2003–04, 2005–06
Michigan Tech 1 1997–98dagger
St. Cloud State 1 2012–13

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Gordon Wilkie, 1961–62 Sophomore of the Year
Dany Heatley, 1999–2000 Rookie of the Year
Brandon Bochenski, 2001–02 Rookie of the Year
Thomas Vanek, 2002–03 Rookie of the Year
Paul Stastny, 2004–05 Rookie of the Year
Phil Kessel, 2005–06 Rookie of the Year

Winners[edit]

Sophomore of the Year
Season[5] Player Position School
1959–60dagger George Kirkwood Goaltender Denver
1959–60dagger Lou Angotti Forward Michigan Tech
1960–61 Jack Wilson Defenseman Denver
1961–62 Gordon Wilkie Forward Michigan
1962–63 George Hill Forward Michigan Tech
1963–64 Tom Polonic Defenseman Michigan
1964–65 Gary Milroy Forward Michigan Tech
1965–66 Gary Gambucci Forward Minnesota
1966–67dagger Keith Magnuson Defenseman Denver
1966–67dagger Bob Munro Forward North Dakota
1967–68 Murray McLachlan Goaltender Minnesota
1968–69 George Morrison Forward Denver
1969–70 Don Thompson Forward Michigan State
Freshman of the Year/Rookie of the Year
Season[5] Player Position School
1969–70 Murray Keogan Forward Minnesota–Duluth
1970–71 Mike Usitalo Forward Michigan Tech
1971–72 Alan Hangsleben Defenseman North Dakota
1972–73 Mike Zuke Forward Michigan Tech
1973–74 Brian Walsh Forward/Defense Notre Dame
1974–75 Jim Warner Forward Colorado College
1975–76 Dave Delich Forward Colorado College
1976–77 Mark Johnson Forward Wisconsin
1977–78 Greg Whyte Forward Colorado College
1978–79 Kevin Maxwell Forward North Dakota
1979–80 Aaron Broten Forward Minnesota
1980–81 Ron Scott Goaltender Michigan State
1981–82 James Patrick Defenseman North Dakota
1982–83 Craig Redmond Defenseman Denver
1983–84 Rick Kosti Goaltender Minnesota–Duluth
1984–85 Brett Hull Forward Minnesota–Duluth
1985–86 Mike Richter Goaltender Wisconsin
1986–87 Dave Shields Forward Denver
1987–88 Rick Berens Forward Denver
1988–89 Curtis Joseph Goaltender Wisconsin
1989–90 Scott Beattie Forward Northern Michigan
1990–91 Tony Szabo Forward Northern Michigan
1991–92 Darby Hendrickson Forward Minnesota
1992–93 Jim Carey Goaltender Wisconsin
1993–94 Landon Wilson Forward North Dakota
1994–95 Mike Crowley Defenseman Minnesota
1995–96 Brian Swanson Forward Colorado College
1996–97 Brant Nicklin Goaltender Minnesota–Duluth
1997–98 Karl Goehring Goaltender North Dakota
1998–99 Gregg Naumenko Goaltender Alaska–Anchorage
1999–2000 Dany Heatley Forward Wisconsin
2000–01 Peter Sejna Forward Colorado College
2001–02 Brandon Bochenski Forward North Dakota
2002–03 Thomas Vanek Forward Minnesota
2003–04 Brady Murray Forward North Dakota
2004–05 Paul Stastny Forward Denver
2005–06 Phil Kessel Forward Minnesota
2006–07 Andreas Nödl Forward St. Cloud State
2007–08 Richard Bachman Goaltender Colorado College
2008–09 Jordan Schroeder Forward Minnesota
2009–10 Danny Kristo Forward North Dakota
2010–11 Jason Zucker Forward Denver
2011–12 Joey LaLeggia Defenseman Denver
2012–13 Stephon Williams Goaltender Minnesota State

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Denver 10 1959–60dagger, 1960–61, 1966–67dagger, 1968–69, 1982–83, 1986–87, 1987–88, 2004–05, 2010–11, 2011–12
North Dakota 9 1966–67dagger, 1971–72, 1978–79, 1981–82, 1993–94, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2009–10
Minnesota 8 1965–66, 1967–68, 1979–80, 1991–92, 1994–95, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2008–09
Colorado College 6 1974–75, 1975–76, 1977–78, 1995–96, 2000–01, 2007–08
Michigan Tech 5 1959–60dagger, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1970–71, 1972–73
Wisconsin 5 1976–77, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1992–93, 1999–2000
Minnesota–Duluth 4 1969–70Fr., 1983–84, 1984–85, 1996–97
Michigan 2 1961–62, 1963–64
Michigan State 2 1969–70So., 1980–81
Northern Michigan 2 1989–90, 1990–91
Notre Dame 1 1973–74
Alaska–Anchorage 1 1998–99
St. Cloud State 1 2006–07
Minnesota State 1 2012–13

Coach of the Year[edit]

Mel Pearson, 2011–12 Coach of the Year

Winners[edit]

Season[5] Coach School
1959–60 John MacInnes Michigan Tech
1960–61 Murray Armstrong Denver
1961–62 John MacInnes (2) Michigan Tech
1962–63 Barry Thorndycraft North Dakota
1963–64 Al Renfrew Michigan
1964–65 Bob Peters North Dakota
1965–66 John MacInnes (3) Michigan Tech
1966–67 Bill Selman North Dakota
1967–68 Murray Armstrong (2) Denver
1968–69 John Matchefts Colorado College
1969–70 Glen Sonmor Minnesota
1970–71 John MacInnes (4) Michigan Tech
1971–72 Jeff Sauer Colorado College
1972–73 Charles Smith Notre Dame
1973–74 Herb Brooks Minnesota
1974–75 Jeff Sauer (2) Colorado College
1975–76 John MacInnes (5) Michigan Tech
1976–77 Bob Johnson Wisconsin
1977–78 Marshall Johnston Denver
1978–79 John Gasparini North Dakota
1979–80 Brad Buetow Minnesota
1980–81 John Giordano Michigan
1981–82 John Gasparini (2) North Dakota
1982–83 Mike Sertich Minnesota–Duluth
1983–84 Mike Sertich (2) Minnesota–Duluth
1984–85 Mike Sertich (3) Minnesota–Duluth
1985–86 Ralph Backstrom Denver
1986–87 John Gasparini (3) North Dakota
1987–88 Herb Boxer Michigan Tech
1988–89 Rick Comley Northern Michigan
1989–90 Doug Woog Minnesota
1990–91 Rick Comley (2) Northern Michigan
1991–92 Brad Buetow (2) Colorado College
1992–93 Mike Sertich (4) Minnesota–Duluth
1993–94 Don Lucia Colorado College
1994–95 George Gwozdecky Denver
1995–96 Don Lucia (2) Colorado College
1996–97 Dean Blais North Dakota
1997–98 Craig Dahl St. Cloud State
1998–99 Dean Blais (2) North Dakota
1999–2000 Don Brose Minnesota State
2000–01 Dean Blais (3) North Dakota
2001–02 George Gwozdecky (2) Denver
2002–03 Troy Jutting Minnesota State
2003–04 Scott Sandelin Minnesota–Duluth
2004–05dagger George Gwozdecky (3) Denver
2004–05dagger Bob Motzko St. Cloud State
2005–06dagger Don Lucia (3) Minnesota
2005–06dagger Jamie Russell Michigan Tech
2006–07 Bob Motzko (2) St. Cloud State
2007–08 Troy Jutting (2) Minnesota State
2008–09 Dave Hakstol North Dakota
2009–10 George Gwozdecky (4) Denver
2010–11 Dean Blais (4) Nebraska–Omaha
2011–12 Mel Pearson Michigan Tech
2012–13 Mike Hastings Minnesota State

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
North Dakota 10 1962–63, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1978–79, 1981–82, 1986–87, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2008–09
Michigan Tech 8 1959–60, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1970–71, 1975–76, 1987–88, 2005–06dagger, 2011–12
Denver 8 1960–61, 1967–68, 1977–78, 1985–86, 1994–95, 2001–02, 2004–05dagger, 2009–10
Colorado College 6 1968–69, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1995–96
Minnesota 5 1969–70, 1973–74, 1979–80, 1989–90, 2005–06dagger
Minnesota–Duluth 5 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1992–93, 2003–04
Minnesota State 4 1999–2000, 2002–03, 2007–08, 2012–13
St. Cloud State 3 1997–98, 2004–05dagger, 2006–07
Michigan 2 1963–64, 1980–81
Northern Michigan 2 1988–89, 1990–91
Notre Dame 1 1972–73
Wisconsin 1 1976–77
Nebraska–Omaha 1 2010–11

Statistical leaders[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Red Berenson, 1961–62 scoring leader
Mark Johnson, 1977–78 scoring leader
Ryan Stoa, 2008–09 scoring leader
Rhett Rakhshani, 2009–10 scoring leader
Matt Frattin, 2010–11 scoring leader

The scoring champion was determined based on all games from 1951–52 until 1961–62. Since, only statistics from conference games are included.[1]

Season[5] Player Position School Games Goals Assists Points
1951–52 Ron Hartwell Forward Colorado College 23 40 27 67
1952–53 John Mayasich Forward Minnesota 27 42 36 78
1953–54 John Mayasich Forward Minnesota 28 29 49 78
1954–55 John Mayasich Forward Minnesota 30 41 39 80
1955–56 John Andrews Forward Colorado College 27 27 25 52
1956–57 Bill Reichart Forward North Dakota 22 24 16 40
1957–58 Bill Hay Forward Colorado College 16 16 32 48
1958–59 no league play
1959–60 Bill Masterton Forward Denver 17 17 27 44
1960–61 Jerry Walker Forward Denver 18 29 15 44
1961–62 Red Berenson Forward Michigan 18 24 17 41
1962–63 Lou Nanne Defenseman Minnesota 20 9 23 32
1963–64 Gordon Wilkie Forward Michigan 14 8 22 30
1964–65 Mel Wakabayashi Forward Michigan 18 13 17 30
1965–66 Doug Volmar Forward Michigan State 20 18 23 41
1966–67 Keith Christiansen Forward Minnesota–Duluth 23 15 31 46
1967–68 Bill Klatt Forward Minnesota 22 18 12 30
1968–69 George Morrison Forward Denver 20 26 13 39
1969–70 George Morrison Forward Denver 22 18 19 37
1970–71 Vic Venasky Forward Denver 22 14 25 39
1971–72 Doug Palazzari Forward Colorado College 28 27 30 57
1972–73 Eddie Bumbacco Forward Notre Dame 28 31 34 65
1973–74 Steve Colp Forward Michigan State 28 31 41 72
1974–75 Tom Ross Forward Michigan State 32 32 48 80
1975–76 Tom Ross Forward Michigan State 32 41 42 83
1976–77 Dave Debol Forward Michigan 32 34 37 71
1977–78dagger Mark Johnson Forward Wisconsin 31 39 31 70
1977–78dagger Mike Eaves Forward Wisconsin 32 25 45 70
1978–79 Dave Delich Forward Colorado College 30 25 45 70
1979–80 Tim Harrer Forward Minnesota 32 45 24 69
1980–81 Steve Ulseth Forward Minnesota 28 28 35 63
1981–82 Ed Beers Forward Denver 26 30 19 49
1982–83 Scott Bjugstad Forward Minnesota 26 21 35 56
1983–84 Bill Watson Forward Minnesota–Duluth 23 17 38 55
1984–85 Bill Watson Forward Minnesota–Duluth 33 37 43 80
1985–86 Dallas Gaume Forward Denver 34 24 49 73
1986–87 Tony Hrkac Forward North Dakota 35 36 50 86
1987–88 Steve Johnson Forward North Dakota 35 27 44 71
1988–89 Shawn Harrison Forward Michigan Tech 35 16 30 46
1989–90 Dave Shields Forward Denver 28 21 29 50
1990–91 Scott Beattie Forward Northern Michigan 31 33 31 64
1991–92 Jim Hiller Forward Northern Michigan 32 24 46 70
1992–93 Derek Plante Forward Minnesota–Duluth 29 29 37 66
1993–94 Chris Marinucci Forward Minnesota–Duluth 32 27 26 53
1994–95 Brian Bonin Forward Minnesota 32 27 19 46
1995–96 Brian Bonin Forward Minnesota 32 25 39 64
1996–97dagger Brian Swanson Forward Colorado College 32 15 27 42
1996–97dagger Mike Crowley Defenseman Minnesota 32 5 37 42
1997–98dagger Reggie Berg Forward Minnesota 28 17 17 34
1997–98dagger Brian Swanson Forward Colorado College 28 11 23 34
1998–99 Jason Blake Forward North Dakota 28 20 29 49
1999–2000 Jeff Panzer Forward North Dakota 28 14 30 44
2000–01 Jeff Panzer Forward North Dakota 28 16 33 49
2001–02 Mark Hartigan Forward St. Cloud State 28 24 25 49
2002–03 Peter Sejna Forward Colorado College 28 21 32 53
2003–04dagger Junior Lessard Forward Minnesota–Duluth 28 19 20 39
2003–04dagger Brandon Bochenski Forward North Dakota 28 16 23 39
2004–05 Marty Sertich Forward Colorado College 28 17 25 42
2005–06 Paul Stastny Forward Denver 28 15 29 44
2006–07 Ryan Duncan Forward North Dakota 28 22 17 39
2007–08 Ryan Lasch Forward St. Cloud State 28 17 17 34
2008–09 Ryan Stoa Forward Minnesota 27 19 17 36
2009–10 Rhett Rakhshani Forward Denver 28 15 20 35
2010–11 Matt Frattin Forward North Dakota 28 22 18 40
2011–12 Jack Connolly Forward Minnesota–Duluth 28 16 27 43
2012–13 Ryan Walters Forward Nebraska–Omaha 28 16 24 40

Winners by school[edit]

School Leaders Years
Minnesota 13 1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1962–63, 1967–68, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97dagger, 1997–98dagger, 2008–09
Denver 10 1959–60, 1960–61, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1981–82, 1985–86, 1989–90, 2005–06, 2009–10
Colorado College 9 1951–52, 1955–56, 1957–58, 1971–72, 1978–79, 1996–97dagger, 1997–98dagger, 2002–03, 2004–05
North Dakota 9 1956–57, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2003–04dagger, 2006–07, 2010–11
Minnesota–Duluth 7 1966–67, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2003–04dagger, 2011–12
Michigan 4 1961–62, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1976–77
Michigan State 4 1965–66, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76
Wisconsin 2 1977–78dagger, 1977–78dagger
Northern Michigan 2 1990–91, 1991–92
St. Cloud State 2 2001–02, 2007–08
Notre Dame 1 1972–73
Michigan Tech 1 1988–89
Nebraska–Omaha 1 2012–13

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Willard Ikola, 1951–52 top goaltender
Ed Belfour, 1986–87 top goaltender
Wade Dubielewicz, top goaltender in 2000–01 and 2001–02
Curtis McElhinney, top goaltender in 2002–03 and 2004–05
Bernd Brückler, top goaltender in 2003–04
Brian Elliott, top goaltender in 2005–06 and 2006–07

The goaltending champion was based on all games from 1951–52 until 1955–56 and based on only league games since.[1]

Season[5] Player School Games GAA
1951–52 Willard Ikola Michigan 26 2.66
1952–53 Jim Mattson Minnesota 27 2.36
1953–54 Jim Mattson Minnesota 26 2.76
1954–55 Jeff Simus Colorado College 24 2.92
1955–56 Lorne Howes Michigan 22 1.95
1956–57 Ross Childs Michigan 11 2.73
1957–58 Bob Peabody North Dakota 15 3.13
1958–59 no league play
1959–60 George Kirkwood Denver 22 2.32
1960–61 George Kirkwood Denver 18 1.72
1961–62dagger Dave Butts Michigan 9 2.67
1961–62dagger Bob Gray Michigan 9 2.67
1962–63 Garry Bauman Michigan Tech 20 2.65
1963–64 Buddy Blom Denver 10 1.70
1964–65 Tony Esposito Michigan Tech 10 2.00
1965–66 Tony Esposito Michigan Tech 12 2.00
1966–67 Tony Esposito Michigan Tech 11 2.45
1967–68 Gerry Powers Denver 18 1.78
1968–69 Rick Duffett Michigan State 10 2.40
1969–70 Wayne Thomas Wisconsin 13 3.00
1970–71 Morris Trewin Michigan Tech 11 2.55
1971–72 Jim Makey Wisconsin 21.3 3.29
1972–73 Ron Grahame Denver 27 2.93
1973–74 Brad Shelstad Minnesota 25 3.32
1974–75 Larry Thayer Minnesota 16 2.50
1975–76 Jeff Tscherne Minnesota 23.7 3.50
1976–77 Julian Baretta Wisconsin 17 3.02
1977–78 Ernie Glanville Denver 14 2.57
1978–79 Bob Iwabuchi North Dakota 16 3.13
1979–80 Bob Iwabuchi North Dakota 15 3.85
1980–81 Frank Krieber Michigan Tech 16 3.27
1981–82 Jon Casey North Dakota 12 2.38
1982–83 Jon Casey North Dakota 12 2.63
1983–84 Rick Kosti Minnesota–Duluth 22 2.92
1984–85 John Blue Minnesota 22 3.00
1985–86 John Blue Minnesota 21 3.08
1986–87 Ed Belfour North Dakota 22 2.37
1987–88 Robb Stauber Minnesota 35 2.91
1988–89 Robb Stauber Minnesota 25 2.33
1989–90 Duane Derksen Wisconsin 26 3.72
1990–91 Jeff Stolp Minnesota 24 2.71
1991–92 Jeff Stolp Minnesota 28 2.87
1992–93 Jim Carey Wisconsin 21 2.97
1993–94 Jim Carey Wisconsin 29 3.09
1994–95 Jeff Callinan Minnesota 30 2.74
1995–96 Judd Lambert Colorado College 14 2.05
1996–97 Aaron Schweitzer North Dakota 15 2.45
1997–98 Karl Goehring North Dakota 20 2.23
1998–99 Gregg Naumenko Alaska–Anchorage 25 2.23
1999–2000 Karl Goehring North Dakota 20 1.79
2000–01 Wade Dubielewicz Denver 22 2.24
2001–02 Wade Dubielewicz Denver 15 1.80
2002–03 Curtis McElhinney Colorado College 25 2.19
2003–04 Bernd Brückler Wisconsin 27 2.11
2004–05 Curtis McElhinney Colorado College 15 2.09
2005–06 Brian Elliott Wisconsin 21 1.84
2006–07 Brian Elliott Wisconsin 25 1.94
2007–08 Jean-Philippe Lamoureux North Dakota 28 1.74
2008–09 Alex Stalock Minnesota–Duluth 28 2.39
2009–10 Marc Cheverie Denver 25 2.05
2010–11 Aaron Dell North Dakota 24 1.97
2011–12 Kent Patterson Minnesota 28 2.06
2012–13 Stephon Williams Minnesota State 28 1.83

Winners by school[edit]

School Leaders Years
Minnesota 13 1952–53, 1953–54, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1994–95, 2011–12
North Dakota 11 1957–58, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1986–87, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2007–08, 2010–11
Denver 9 1959–60, 1960–61, 1963–64, 1967–68, 1972–73, 1977–78, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2009–10
Wisconsin 9 1969–70, 1971–72, 1976–77, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1993–94, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07
Michigan Tech 6 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1970–71, 1980–81
Michigan 5 1951–52, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1961–62dagger, 1961–62dagger
Colorado College 4 1954–55, 1995–96, 2002–03, 2004–05
Minnesota–Duluth 2 1983–84, 2008–09
Michigan State 1 1968–69
Alaska–Anchorage 1 1998–99
Minnesota State 1 2012–13

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