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The CCHA Best Defensive Defenseman was an annual award given out at the conclusion of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) regular season to the best defensive defenseman in the conference as voted by the coaches of each CCHA team.[1]

The Best Defensive Defenseman was first awarded in 1990 and every year thereafter until 2013 when the CCHA was dissolved as a consequence of the Big Ten forming its men's ice hockey conference.[2]

Three players (Tyler Harlton, Mike Weaver and Dan DeKeyser) have received the award two separate times, each doing so in consecutive years. Additionally, Andy Greene is the only defenseman to win both the "Best Defensive" and "Best Offensive" Defenseman in the same year (2005–06).

Award winners[]

Year Winner School
1989–90 Dan Keczmer Lake Superior State
1990–91 Karl Johnston Lake Superior State
1991–92 Joby Messier Michigan State
1992–93 Bob Marshall Miami
1993–94 Brent Brekke Western Michigan
1994–95 Steve Halko Michigan
1995–96 Mike Matteucci Lake Superior State
1996–97 Tyler Harlton Michigan State
1997–98 Tyler Harlton Michigan State
1998–99 Mike Weaver Michigan State
1999–00 Mike Weaver Michigan State
2000–01 Andrew Hutchinson Michigan State

Year Winner School
2001–02 Mike Komisarek Michigan
2002–03 Brad Fast Michigan State
2003–04 Doug Andress Ohio State
2004–05 Nathan Oystrick Northern Michigan
2005–06 Andy Greene Miami
2006–07 Matt Hunwick Michigan
2007–08 Alec Martinez Miami
2008–09 Kyle Lawson Notre Dame
2009–10 Will Weber Miami
2010–11 Sean Lorenz Notre Dame
2011–12 Dan DeKeyser Western Michigan
2012–13 Dan DeKeyser Western Michigan

Winners by school[]

School Winners
Michigan State 7
Miami 4
Lake Superior State 3
Michigan 3
Western Michigan 3
Notre Dame 2
Northern Michigan 1
Ohio State 1

See also[]




  1. "Henderson and Odegard Recipients of CCHA Major Awards", Alaska Nanooks, 2013-03-22. Retrieved on 2013-07-23. 
  2. "The CCHA is going away, but its history will have a final resting place",, 2013-03-06. Retrieved on 2013-07-23. 

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