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Jack Connolly Wins Hobey & 2011-2012 NCAA All-America Teams

The day off between the Frozen Four semifinals and final game is the time for college hockey's awards.

The Hobey Baker Award went to Minnesota-Duluth's Jack Connolly, who became the fifth player from UMD to win the award. It's a fitting ending to a storybook career for the hometown kid that wasn't recruited by any other schools before committing to the Bulldogs, that included 197 career points, a WCHA playoff title, and the school's first ever national title.

Meanwhile, the NCAA's first and second team All-Americans were announced. Here they are:

All-America First Team

G Taylor Nelson, SR, Ferris State
D Torey Krug, JR, Michigan State
D Justin Schultz, JR, Wisconsin
F Jack Connolly, SR, Minnesota-Duluth
F Jaden Schwartz, SO, Colorado College
F Reilly Smith, JR, Miami

G Troy Grosenick, SO, Union
D Danny Biega, JR, Harvard
D Brian Dumoulin, JR, Boston College
F Spencer Abbott, SR, Maine
F Alex Killorn, SR, Harvard
F Austin Smith, SR, Colgate

All-America Second Team

G Kent Patterson, SR, Minnesota
D Chad Billins, SR, Ferris State
D Dan DeKeyser, SO, Western Michigan
F Nick Bjugstad, SO, Minnesota
F J.T. Brown, SO, Minnesota-Duluth
F Jason Zucker, SO, Denver

G Joe Cannata, SR, Merrimack
D Mat Bodie, SO, Union
D Tim Kirby, SR, U.S. Air Force
F Barry Almeida, SR, Boston College
F Brian O'Neill, SR, Yale
F Jeremy Welsh, JR, Union