Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award

The Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award is an annual award given out to the NCAA Division I player judged to best exemplify the qualities of sportsmanship, competitiveness, intelligence and work ethic. The award is named in honor of Derek Hines, a 4-year letter-winner for Army who was killed while serving in Afghanistan on September 1, 2005.[1]

Winners[2][edit | edit source]

Year Winner Position School
2006–07 Dan Shribman Forward Dartmouth
2007–08 Chase Podsiad Defenceman Army
2008–09 Michael Phillipich Forward Air Force
2009–10 Jordan Pietrus Right Wing Brown
2010–11 Kyle Schmidt Forward Minnesota–Duluth
2011–12 Bobby Farnham Forward Brown
2012–13 Kyle Murphy Forward Providence
2013–14 Brice O'Connor Defenceman Maine
2014–15 P. J. Musico Goaltender Penn State
2015–16 Matt Vidal Forward Holy Cross
2016–17 Aidan Cavallini Forward Wisconsin
2017–18 Dylan Abood Defenceman Air Force
2018–19 Brendon Kearney Left Wing Ohio State
2019–20 Jared Pike Left Wing American International

All-Tournament Team players by school[edit | edit source]

Current Members[edit | edit source]

School Winners
Air Force 2
Brown 2
American International 1
Army 1
Dartmouth 1
Holy Cross 1
Maine 1
Minnesota–Duluth 1
Ohio State 1
Penn State 1
Providence 1
Wisconsin 1

Winners by position[edit | edit source]

Position Winners
Center 0
Left Wing 2
Right Wing 1
Forward 7
Defenceman 3
Goaltender 1

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "10 years after his death, remembering Derek Hines, a ‘West Point kind of kid’", USCHO.com, 2015-09-01. Retrieved on 2018-04-26. 
  2. "AWARDS - NCAA DEREK HINES UNSUNG HERO AWARD", eliteprospects.com. Retrieved on 2018-04-26. 
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