The 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's ice hockey season began in October 2016 and ended with the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament's championship game in April 2017.[1] This was the 70th season in which an NCAA ice hockey championship will be held, and the 122st year overall in which an NCAA school has iced a team.

Polls[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Conferences[edit | edit source]

2017 NCAA Tournament[2][edit | edit source]

  Regional Semifinals Regional Finals Frozen Four National Championship
                                     
1  Denver 5  
4  Michigan Tech 2  
  1  Denver 6  
  3  Penn State 3  
2  Union 3
3  Penn State 10  
  MW1  Denver 6  
  NE4  Notre Dame 1  
1  Minnesota 2  
4  Notre Dame 3  
  4  Notre Dame 3*
  2  Massachusetts–Lowell 2  
2  Massachusetts–Lowell 5
3  Cornell 0  
  MW1  Denver 3
  W1  Minnesota–Duluth 2
1  Harvard 3  
4  Providence 1  
  1  Harvard 3
  3  Air Force 2  
2  Western Michigan 4
3  Air Force 5  
  E1  Harvard 1
  W1  Minnesota–Duluth 2  
1  Minnesota–Duluth 3*  
4  Ohio State 2  
  1  Minnesota–Duluth 3*
  2  Boston University 2  
2  Boston University 4**
3  North Dakota 3  

Note: * denotes overtime period(s)

Player stats[3][edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Class Team GP G A Pts PIM
Aston-Reese, ZachZach Aston-Reese Senior Northeastern 38 31 32 63 72
Vecchione, MikeMike Vecchione Senior Union 38 29 34 63 45
Kelleher, TylerTyler Kelleher Senior New Hampshire 40 24 39 63 32
Foo, SpencerSpencer Foo Junior Union 38 26 36 62 24
Ferguson, BradyBrady Ferguson Junior Robert Morris 38 24 34 58 18
Sikura, DylanDylan Sikura Junior Northeastern 38 21 36 57 12
Jobst, MasonMason Jobst Sophomore Ohio State 39 19 36 55 18
Sheehy, TylerTyler Sheehy Sophomore Minnesota 38 20 33 53 20
Gaudette, AdamAdam Gaudette Sophomore Northeastern 37 26 26 52 26
Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork Junior Notre Dame 39 21 31 52 16

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

The following goaltenders lead the NCAA in goals against average while playing at least 33% of their team's total minutes.

GP = Games played; Min = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals against; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save percentage; GAA = Goals against average

Player Class Team GP Min W L T GA SO SV% GAA
Bitzer, MichaelMichael Bitzer Junior Bemidji State 39 2355:22 22 14 3 67 6 .932 1.71
Williams, CharlesCharles Williams Senior Canisius 34 2009:57 21 7 5 61 6 .943 1.82
Jaillet, TannerTanner Jaillet Junior Denver 38 2222:06 28 5 4 68 0 .929 1.84
Redmond, AngusAngus Redmond Freshman Michigan Tech 38 2272:40 22 10 5 70 4 .917 1.85
Starrett, ShaneShane Starrett Sophomore Air Force 37 2142:09 26 6 4 71 5 .925 1.99
Gahagen, ParkerParker Gahagen Senior Army 35 2097:45 18 13 4 70 5 .934 2.00
Wall, TylerTyler Wall Freshman UMass Lowell 37 2095:00 26 10 1 72 2 .918 2.06
Marotte, FrancisFrancis Marotte Freshman Robert Morris 29 1559:39 17 8 3 54 2 .931 2.08
Shortridge, AndrewAndrew Shortridge Freshman Quinnipiac 26 1267:41 13 7 0 44 1 .920 2.08
Madsen, MerrickMerrick Madsen Junior Harvard 37 2143:12 28 6 2 75 3 .924 2.10

Awards[edit | edit source]

NCAA[edit | edit source]

Award Recipient
Hobey Baker Award Will Butcher, Denver
Spencer T. Penrose Award Jeff Jackson, Notre Dame
Tim Taylor Award Clayton Keller, Boston University
Mike Richter Award Tanner Jaillet, Denver
Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award Aidan Cavallini, Wisconsin
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Brendan Harms, Bemidji State
Tournament Most Outstanding Player Jarid Lukosevicius, Denver
AHCA All-American Teams[4]
East First Team Position West First Team
Charles Williams, Canisius G Michael Bitzer, Bemidji State
Adam Fox, Harvard D Will Butcher, Denver
Charlie McAvoy, Boston University D Tucker Poolman, North Dakota
Zach Aston-Reese, Northeastern F Henrik Borgström, Denver
Spencer Foo, Union F Alex Iafallo, Minnesota–Duluth
Mike Vecchione, Union F Tyler Sheehy, Minnesota
East Second Team Position West Second Team
Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence G Tanner Jaillet , Denver
Gavin Bayreuther, St. Lawrence D Daniel Brickley, Minnesota State
Jake Walman, Providence D Luc Snuggerud, Omaha
Dylan Zink, Massachusetts–Lowell D
Anders Bjork, Notre Dame F Mason Jobst, Ohio State
Tyler Kelleher, New Hampshire F Luke Kunin , Wisconsin
Alexander Kerfoot, Harvard F Austin Ortega, Omaha

Atlantic Hockey[edit | edit source]

Award Recipient[5]
Player of the Year Charles Williams, Canisius
Rookie of the Year Adam Brubacher, RIT
Best Defensive Forward Ryan Schmelzer, Canisius
Best Defenseman Cameron Heath, Canisius
Lester Lancaster, Mercyhurst
Individual Sportsmanship Ryan Nick, Army
Regular Season Scoring Trophy Brady Ferguson, Robert Morris
Regular Season Goaltending Award Charles Williams, Canisius
Team Sportsmanship Award Holy Cross
Coach of the Year Dave Smith, Canisius
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Shane Starrett, Air Force
All-Atlantic Hockey Teams[6]
First Team Position Second Team
Charles Williams, Canisius G Parker Gahagen, Army
Lester Lancaster, Mercyhurst D Cameron Heath, Canisius
Phil Boje, Air Force D Brady Norrish, RIT
Brady Ferguson, Robert Morris F Ryan Schmelzer, Canisius
Max French, Bentley F Derek Barach, Mercyhurst
Justin Danforth, Sacred Heart F Jordan Himley, Air Force
Third Team Position Rookie Team
Shane Starrett, Air Force G
Spencer Trapp, Holy Cross D
Eric Israel, Robert Morris D
Danny Lopez, Holy Cross F
Daniel Leavens, Robert Morris F
Dylan McLaughlin, Canisius F

Big Ten[edit | edit source]

Award Recipient
Player of the Year Tyler Sheehy, Minnesota
Defensive Player of the Year Jake Bischoff, Minnesota
Goaltender of the Year Eric Schierhorn, Minnesota
Freshman of the Year Trent Frederic, Wisconsin
Scoring Champion Tyler Sheehy, Minnesota
Mason Jobst, Ohio State
Coach of the Year Tony Granato, Wisconsin
Tournament Most Outstanding Player Peyton Jones, Penn State
All-Big Ten Teams[7]
First Team Position Second Team
Eric Schierhorn, Minnesota G Christian Frey, Ohio State
Jake Bischoff, Minnesota D Josh Healey, Ohio State
Vince Pedrie, Penn State D Jake Linhart, Wisconsin
Justin Kloos, Minnesota F Nick Schilkey, Ohio State
Tyler Sheehy, Minnesota F Trent Frederic, Wisconsin
Mason Jobst, Ohio State F Luke Kunin, Wisconsin
Honorable Mention Position Freshman Team
Peyton Jones, Penn State G Peyton Jones, Penn State
Jack Berry, Wisconsin G
Sam Piazza, Michigan D Ryan Lindgren, Minnesota
Carson Gatt, Michigan State D Kris Myllari, Penn State
Ryan Lindgren, Minnesota D
Peter Tischke, Wisconsin D
Vinni Lettieri, Minnesota F Rem Pitlick, Minnesota
Dakota Joshua, Ohio State F Denis Smirnov, Penn State
David Goodwin, Penn State F Trent Frederic, Wisconsin
Denis Smirnov, Penn State F

ECAC[edit | edit source]

Award Recipient
Player of the Year Mike Vecchione, Union
Best Defensive Forward Jake Weidner, Cornell
Best Defensive Defenseman James de Haas, Clarkson
Rookie of the Year Adam Fox, Harvard
Ken Dryden Award Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence
Sportmanship Award
Student-Athlete of the Year Derek Smith, Quinnipiac
Tim Taylor Award Rick Bennett, Union
Most Outstanding Player in Tournament Merrick Madsen, Harvard
All-ECAC Hockey Teams[8]
First Team Position Second Team
Kyle Hayton, St. Lawrence G Alex Sakellaropoulos, Union
Gavin Bayreuther, St. Lawrence D James de Haas, Clarkson
Adam Fox, Harvard D Jeff Taylor, Union
Spencer Foo, Union F Ryan Donato, Harvard
Alexander Kerfoot, Harvard F John Hayden, Yale
Mike Vecchione, Union F Max Veronneau, Princeton
Third Team Position Rookie Team
Merrick Madsen, Harvard G Jake Kielly, Clarkson
Jake Kulevich, Colgate D Adam Fox, Harvard
Chase Priskie, Quinnipiac D Yanni Kaldis, Cornell
Troy Crema, Dartmouth F Jackson Cressey, Princeton
Sam Lafferty, Brown F Sheldon Rempal, Clarkson
Sam Vigneault, Clarkson F Nico Sturm, Clarkson

Hockey East[edit | edit source]

Award Recipient
Player of the Year Zach Aston-Reese, Northeastern
Best Defensive Forward Austin Cangelosi, Boston College
Best Defensive Defenseman Dennis Gilbert, Notre Dame
Rookie of the Year Clayton Keller, Boston University
Goaltender of the Year Collin Delia, Merrimack
Len Ceglarski Sportmanship Award Joe Gambardella, Massachusetts–Lowell
Three Stars Award Anders Bjork, Notre Dame
Clayton Keller, Boston University
Tyler Kelleher, New Hampshire
Scoring Champion Tyler Kelleher, New Hampshire
Charlie Holt Team Sportsmanship Award Notre Dame
Bob Kullen Award (Coach of the Year) Norm Bazin, Massachusetts–Lowell
William Flynn Tournament Most Valuable Player C.J. Smith, Massachusetts-Lowell
All-Hockey East Teams[9][10]
First Team Position Second Team
Cal Petersen, Notre Dame G Jake Oettinger, Boston University
Charlie McAvoy, Boston University D Michael Kapla, Massachusetts–Lowell
Jake Walman, Providence D Dylan Zink, Massachusetts–Lowell
Zach Aston-Reese, Northeastern F Joe Gambardella, Massachusetts–Lowell
Anders Bjork, Notre Dame F Clayton Keller, Boston University
Tyler Kelleher, New Hampshire F Dylan Sikura, Northeastern
Third Team Position Rookie Team
Collin Delia, Merrimack G Joseph Woll, Boston College
G Jake Oettinger, Boston University
Dennis Gilbert, Notre Dame D Andrew Peeke, Notre Dame
Scott Savage, Boston College D
Austin Cangelosi, Boston College F Ross Colton, Vermont
Adam Gaudette, Northeastern F Patrick Grasso, New Hampshire
Tage Thompson, Connecticut F Patrick Harper, Boston University
F Clayton Keller, Boston University
Honorable Mention   Position    
Joseph Woll, Boston College G
Mattias Cleland, New Hampshire D
Jordan Gross, Notre Dame D
Blain Byron, Maine F
C.J. Smith, Massachusetts–Lowell F

NCHC[edit | edit source]

Award Recipient[11]
Player of the Year Will Butcher, Denver
Rookie of the Year Henrik Borgström, Denver
Goaltender of the Year Tanner Jaillet, Denver
Forward of the Year Anthony Louis, Miami
Defensive Defenseman of the Year Tucker Poolman, North Dakota
Offensive Defenseman of the Year Will Butcher, Denver
Defensive Forward of the Year Dominic Toninato, Minnesota–Duluth
Scholar-Athlete of the Year Justin Parizek, Omaha
Three Stars Award Ben Blacker, North Dakota
Sportsmanship Award Matt Hrynkiw, North Dakota
Tyler Vesel, Omaha
Herb Brooks Coach of the Year Andy Murray, Western Michigan
Tournament MVP Alex Iafallo, Minnesota–Duluth
All-NCHC Teams[12]
First Team Position Second Team
Tanner Jaillet, Denver G Hunter Miska, Minnesota–Duluth
Will Butcher, Denver D Neal Pionk, Minnesota–Duluth
Tucker Poolman, North Dakota D Luc Snuggerud, Omaha
Alex Iafallo, Minnesota–Duluth F Henrik Borgström, Denver
Anthony Louis, Miami F Dylan Gambrell, Denver
Austin Ortega, Omaha F Sheldon Dries, Western Michigan
Honorable Mention Position Rookie Team
Ben Blacker, Western Michigan G Ben Blacker, Western Michigan
Louie Belpedio, Miami D Jack Ahcan, St. Cloud State
Jimmy Schuldt, St. Cloud State D Michael Davies, Denver
Troy Terry, Denver F Henrik Borgström, Denver
Shane Gersich, North Dakota F Tyson Jost, North Dakota
Mikey Eyssimont, St. Cloud State F Joey Anderson, Minnesota–Duluth

WCHA[edit | edit source]

Award Recipient
Player of the Year Michael Bitzer, Bemidji State
Student-Athlete of the Year Chad McDonald, Ferris State
Defensive Player of the Year Daniel Brickley, Minnesota State
Rookie of the Year Marc Michaelis, Minnesota State
Scoring Champion Gerald Mayhew, Ferris State
Goaltending Champion Michael Bitzer, Bemidji State
Coach of the Year Tom Serratore, Bemidji State
Most Valuable Player in Tournament Shane Hanna, Michigan Tech
All-WCHA Teams[13][14]
First Team Position Second Team
Michael Bitzer, Bemidji State G Atte Tolvanen, Northern Michigan
Daniel Brickley, Minnesota State D Shane Hanna, Michigan Tech
Matt Roy, Michigan Tech D Sean Walker, Bowling Green
Gerald Mayhew, Ferris State F C. J. Franklin, Minnesota State
Mitchell McLain, Bowling Green F Mitch Hults, Lake Superior State
Marc Michaelis, Minnesota State F Phillip Marinaccio, Bemidji State
F Corey Mackin, Ferris State
Third Team Position Rookie Team
Justin Kapelmaster, Ferris State G Angus Redmond, Michigan Tech
Mark Friedman, Bowling Green D Ian Scheid, Minnesota State
Kurt Gosselin, Alabama–Huntsville D Alec Rauhauser, Bowling Green
D Mitch Reinke, Michigan Tech
D Zach Whitecloud, Bemidji State
Brad McClure, Minnesota State F Marc Michaelis, Minnesota State
Dominik Shine, Northern Michigan F Darien Craighead, Northern Michigan
Gerry Fitzgerald, Bemidji State F Max Humitz, Lake Superior State
Tyler Heinonen, Michigan Tech F

Hobey Baker Award[edit | edit source]

Hobey Baker Award Finalists[15]
Player Position School
Aston-Reese, ZachZach Aston-Reese Forward Northeastern
Bitzer, MichaelMichael Bitzer Goaltender Bemidji State
Bjork, AndersAnders Bjork Forward Notre Dame
Butcher, WillWill Butcher Defenseman Denver
Foo, SpencerSpencer Foo Forward Union
Kelleher, TylerTyler Kelleher Forward New Hampshire
Kerfoot, AlexanderAlexander Kerfoot Forward Harvard
Sheehy, TylerTyler Sheehy Forward Minnesota
Vecchione, MikeMike Vecchione Forward Union
Williams, CharlesCharles Williams Goaltender Canisius

Mike Richter Award[edit | edit source]

Mike Richter Award Finalists[16]
Player School
Bitzer, MichaelMichael Bitzer Bemidji State
Jaillet, TannerTanner Jaillet Denver
Miska, HunterHunter Miska Minnesota–Duluth
Petersen, CalCal Petersen Notre Dame
Williams, CharlesCharles Williams Canisius

References[edit | edit source]

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  3. Overall Division I Men's Hockey Statistics: 2016–2017. USCHO.com (2014-10-17).
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  5. Atlantic Hockey - Regular Season Awards Announced in Rochester. Atlantichockeyonline.com (2017-03-16). Retrieved on 2017-07-15.
  6. Atlantic Hockey - Nine of 11 Teams Represented on All-Conference Teams. Atlantichockeyonline.com (2017-03-09). Retrieved on 2017-07-15.
  7. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big10/sports/m-hockey/auto_pdf/2016-17/release/release_final.pdf
  8. League Announces Postseason Award Winners. ECAC Hockey (2017-03-17). Retrieved on 2017-07-15.
  9. Hockey East Honors 2016-17 All-Star Teams. HockeyEastOnline.com (2017-03-16). Retrieved on 2017-07-15.
  10. Hockey East Names 2016-17 Pro Ambitions All-Rookie Team. HockeyEastOnline.com (2017-03-15). Retrieved on 2017-07-15.
  11. Denver, WMU Take Home Top Honors at 2017 NCHC Awards Celebration. Nchchockey.com. Retrieved on 2017-07-15.
  12. Denver, UMD Pace 2016-17 NCHC All-Conference Teams. Nchchockey.com. Retrieved on 2017-07-15.
  13. WCHA Announces End-Of-Year Awards. WCHA.com (2017-03-14). Retrieved on 2017-07-15.
  14. WCHA Announces 2016-17 All-League Teams. WCHA.com (2017-03-09). Retrieved on 2017-07-15.
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