Michaelis, who leads the Mavericks and the conference in scoring, had five goals and seven assists for 12 points in six games in the final month of 2016. Michaelis was named WCHA rookie of the week twice in that stretch.
Overall, he has 10 goals and 16 assist for 26 points this season. He ranks second nationally among freshmen in goals, assists and points.
Bowling Green's Mitch McLain, who had five of his league-leading 12 goals in December was named the WCHA's player of the month.