Friday, April 9, 2010

Hobey Geoffrion

Wisconsin senior tri-captain Blake Geoffrion was named the 2010 Hobey Baker winner on Friday evening. He is the first Badgers player to win the award, which has gone to college hockey's most outstanding player for the last 30 years. Geoffrion wasn't even nominated for WCHA player of the year but should have been. He was simply a great all-around player. Besides scoring 50 points, including 28 goals, he was a phenomenal special teams player, he blocked shots and was a key faceoff man.

Geoffrion was also named a First-Team West All-American on Friday. Here is the list of All-Americans:

First Team

G Ben Scrivens, SR, Cornell (Spruce Grove, Alb.)
D Colby Cohen, JR, Boston University (Villanova, Pa.)
D Brendon Nash, SR, Cornell (Kamloops, B.C.)
F Bobby Butler, SR, New Hampshire (Marlborough, Mass.)
F Gustav Nyquist, SO, Maine (Malmo, Sweden)
F Chase Polacek, JR, Rensselaer (Edina, Minn.)

G Marc Cheverie, JR, Denver (Cole Harbour, N.S.)
D Brendan Smith, JR, Wisconsin (Mimico, Ont.)
D Patrick Weircioch, SO, Denver (Maple Grove, B.C.)
F Blake Geoffrion, SR, Wisconsin (Brentwood, Tenn.)
F Mark Olver, JR , Northern Michigan (Burnaby, B.C.)
F Rhett Rakhshani, SR, Denver (Huntington Beach, Calif.)

Second Team
G Brian Foster, SR, New Hampshire (Pembroke, N.H.)
D Justin Braun, SR, Massachusetts (Vadnais Heights, Minn.)
D Blake Kessel, SO, New Hampshire (Verona, Wis.)
F Sean Backman, SR, Yale (Cos Cob, Conn.)
F Nick Johnson, SR, Sacred Heart (Windsor, Conn.)
F Broc Little, JR, Yale (Rindge, N.H.)

G Cody Reichard, SO, Miami (Celina, Ohio)
D Erik Gustafsson, JR, Northern Michigan (Kvissleby, Sweden)
D Jeff Petry, JR, Michigan State (Farmington Hills, Mich.)
F Jack Connolly, SO, Minnesota-Duluth (Duluth, Minn.)
F Zac Dalpe, SO, Ohio State (Paris, Ont.)
F Matt Read, JR, Bemidji State (Ilderton, Ont.)


Zeb said...

West 1st team All-Americans: 4 Canadians, 1 Californian and some guy from Tennessee that happened to win the Hobey Baker, too :-O


Shane Frederick said...

Geoffrion may be from Tennessee but his bloodlines are all Canadian, or should I say Canadien.