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

The Best Offensive Defenseman 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]

Four players 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 Offensive' and 'Best Defensive' Defenseman in the same year (2005–06).

Award winnersEdit

Year Winner School
1989–90 Rob Blake Bowling Green
1990–91 Jason Woolley Michigan State
1991–92 Mark Astley Lake Superior State
1992–93 Joe Cook Miami
1993–94 John Gruden Ferris State
1994–95 Kelly Perrault Bowling Green
1995–96 Keith Aldridge Lake Superior State
1996–97 Andy Roach Ferris State
1997–98 Dan Boyle Miami
1998–99 Mike Jones Bowling Green
1999–00 Jeff Jillson Michigan
2000–01 Greg Zanon Nebraska-Omaha

Year Winner School
2001–02 John-Michael Liles Michigan State
2002–03 John-Michael Liles Michigan State
2003–04 A. J. Thelen Michigan State
2004–05 Andy Greene Miami
2005–06 Andy Greene Miami
2006–07 Jack Johnson Michigan
2007–08 Tyler Eckford Alaska
2008–09 Erik Gustafsson Northern Michigan
2009–10 Erik Gustafsson Northern Michigan
2010–11 Torey Krug Michigan State
2011–12 Torey Krug Michigan State
2012–13 Jacob Trouba Michigan

Winners by schoolEdit

School Winners
Michigan State 6
Miami 4
Bowling Green 3
Michigan 3
Ferris State 2
Lake Superior State 2
Northern Michigan 2
Alaska 1
Nebraska-Omaha 1

See alsoEdit

References Edit


Specific Edit

  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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