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2012 Winner - Jack Connolly of University of Minnesota - Duluth

  

As captain of the defending national champions, Jack Connolly had a fantastic season winning the WCHA scoring title, being named a First Team all-star for the third straight season, and capping it off as the league’s Player of the Year. A three-time All American, Connolly was second in the nation in points and assists, accumulating 20 goals and 40 assists for 60 points in 41 games. Connolly never missed a college game and played in 166 straight. He was held pointless in consecutive games only twice in his four-year career, and had a team record 22 game point streak in his Hobey Baker season. Tremendous skill as a playmaking center defined Jack’s game, as he had an innate ability to see the ice and make smooth, intelligent puck decisions. He was a Communications major with a 3.3 GPA. Hockey runs deep in the Connolly family as Jack’s older brother Chris, was the captain and second leading scorer for Boston University the same season. Jack turned pro and is now in his fourth season in Sweden, currently with Rogle BK based in Angelholm.

 

2012 Runner-Ups


AUSTIN SMITH

Colgate University, Forward

 

 

  

 

SPENCER ABBOTT

University of Maine, Forward

 

  

 
 

2012 ADDITIONAL tOP 10 FINALISTS


BRIAN DUMOULIN

Boston College, Defense

 

  

 

Torey Krug

Michigan State University, Defense

 

  

 

Tim Kirby

United States Air Force Academy (Air Force), Defense

 

  

 

Justin Schultz

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Defense

 

  

 

Reilly Smith

Miami University, Forward

 

  

 

Troy Grosenick

Union College, Goalie

 

  

 

Shawn Hunwick

University of Michigan, Goalie