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2016-17 Big Ten Hockey Award Winners

Minnesota’s Tyler Sheehy was named Player of the Year while Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato earned Big Ten Coach of the Year in his first season coaching the Badgers.

Minnesota sophomore forward Tyler Sheehy was named 2016-17 Big Ten Player of the Year
Daniel Mick

On Friday, Minnesota won its fourth straight Big Ten regular season championship. On Monday, the Gophers had four of the six spots on the All-Big Ten First Team, led by Big Ten Player of the Year Tyler Sheehy.

Sheehy, senior forward Justin Kloos, senior defenseman Jake Bischoff (New York Islanders) and sophomore goaltender Eric Schierhorn were all named to the All-Big Ten First Team along with Ohio State forward Mason Jobst and Penn State defenseman Vince Pedrie.

Sheehy, who led the conference with 14 goals and 34 points (tied with Jobst) in 20 games, was given the individual honor voted on by Big Ten coaches and selected media. Joining the sophomore forward were teammates Bischoff (Defensive Player of the Year) and Schierhorn (Goaltender of the Year for the second consecutive season).

Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato, in his first year behind the bench, was named Big Ten Head Coach of the Year. Badger freshman Trent Frederic (Boston Bruins draft pick) was awarded Freshman of the Year and was the only player to be unanimously named to an All-Big Ten team.

The full awards and teams can be seen below.

Individual:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Tyler Sheehy, F, Minnesota

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

(Defenseman or Forward):

Jake Bischoff, D, Minnesota

GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR:

Eric Schierhorn, G, Minnesota

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:

Trent Frederic, F, Wisconsin

COACH OF THE YEAR:

Tony Granato, Wisconsin

CO-SCORING CHAMPIONS:

Tyler Sheehy, F, Minnesota

Mason Jobst, F, Ohio State

Teams

ALL BIG TEN FIRST TEAM

Justin Kloos, F, Minnesota

Tyler Sheehy, F, Minnesota

Mason Jobst, F, Ohio State

Jake Bischoff, D, Minnesota

Vince Pedrie, D, Penn State

Eric Schierhorn, G, Minnesota

ALL BIG TEN SECOND TEAM

Nick Schilkey, F, Ohio State

Trent Frederic, F, Wisconsin

Luke Kunin, F, Wisconsin (Minnesota Wild)

Josh Healey, D, Ohio State

Jake Linhart, D, Wisconsin

Christian Frey, G, Ohio State

HONORABLE MENTION

Vinni Lettieri, F, Minnesota

Dakota Joshua, F, Ohio State (Toronto Maple Leafs)

David Goodwin, F, Penn State

Denis Smirnov, F, Penn State

Sam Piazza, D, Michigan

Carson Gatt, D, Michigan State

Ryan Lindgren, D, Minnesota (Boston Bruins)

Peter Tischke, D, Wisconsin

Peyton Jones, G, Penn State

Jack Berry, G, Wisconsin

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Rem Pitlick, F, Minnesota (Nashville Predators)

Denis Smirnov, F, Penn State

Trent Frederic, F, Wisconsin****

Ryan Lindgren, D, Minnesota

Kris Myllari, D, Penn State

Peyton Jones, G, Penn State

***Unanimous selection