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Wisconsin’s Cole Caufield named top freshman in Big Ten Conference

Wisconsin freshman Cole Caufield was named as the Freshman of the Year in the Big Ten Monday morning by both the coaches and the media.

Caufield scored 19 goals with 36 points in 36 games this season for the Badgers.

Caufield was also named as the conference Scoring Champion with 24 points in 24 conference games.

Stoughton native Cole Hults of Penn State University was named Big Ten Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year, which is awarded to a defenseman or forward. 

Other League Honors:

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.

Alec Ausmus

Sports reporter

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