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

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

Award winners[edit | edit source]

Year Winner Position School
1989–90 Pete Stauber Left Wing Lake Superior State
1990–91 Jeff Napierala Right Wing Lake Superior State
1991–92 Pat Ferschweiler Right Wing Western Michigan
1992–93 Chris Bergeron Center Miami
1993–94 Mike Stone Center Michigan
1994–95 Wayne Strachan Right Wing Lake Superior State
1995–96 Bates Battaglia Left Wing Lake Superior State
1996–97 John Madden Center Michigan
1997–98 Terry Marchant Center Lake Superior State
1998–99 Mike York Center Michigan State
1999–00 Shawn Horcoff Center Michigan State
2000–01 John Nail Right Wing Michigan State

Year Winner Position School
2001–02 Bobby Andrews Center Alaska-Fairbanks
2002–03 Jed Ortmeyer Right Wing Michigan
2003–04 Dwight Helminen Center Michigan
2004–05 Eric Nystrom Left Wing Michigan
2005–06 Drew Miller Left Wing Michigan State
2006–07 Nathan Davis Center Miami
2007–08 Justin Abdelkader Center Michigan State
2008–09 Tim Miller Left Wing Michigan
2009–10 Tommy Wingels Center Miami
2010–11 Carl Hagelin Left Wing Michigan
2011–12 Luke Glendening Right Wing Michigan
2012–13 Dane Walters Right Wing Western Michigan

Winners by school[edit | edit source]

School Winners
Michigan 8
Lake Superior State 5
Michigan State 5
Miami 3
Western Michigan 2
Alaska 1

Winners by position[edit | edit source]

Position Winners
Center 11
Right wing 7
Left wing 6

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

General[edit | edit source]

Specific[edit | edit source]

  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. 

External links[edit | edit source]

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