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WCHA Most Outstanding Player in Tournament
Sport Ice hockey
Given for To the Most Outstanding Player in the WCHA conference tournament.
First award 1988
Editions 34
Final award 2021
First winner Dean Anderson
Most wins Bill Pye (2)
Most recent Ashton Calder

The WCHA Most Outstanding Player in Tournament was an annual award given out at the conclusion of the WCHA tournament to the best player in the championship as voted by the head coaches of each member team.[1]

The Tournament MVP was first awarded in 1988 and every year thereafter. The award was changed from 'most valuable' to 'most outstanding' for the 2017 tournament.[2]

Bill Pye is the only player to have won the award more than once. Additionally, two recipients have received the honor while not playing for the conference champion. (as of 2019)

Award winners

Year Winner Position School
1988 Dean Anderson Goaltender Wisconsin
1989 Bill Pye Goaltender Northern Michigan
1990 Steve Rohlik Left Wing Wisconsin
1991 Bill Pye Goaltender Northern Michigan
1992 Corwin Saurdiff Goaltender Northern Michigan
1993 Travis Richards Defenceman Minnesota
1994 Chris McAlpine Defenceman Minnesota
1995 Kirk Daubenspeck Goaltender Wisconsin
1996 Brian Bonin Center Minnesota
1997 David Hoogsteen Left Wing North Dakota
1998 Joe Bianchi Center Wisconsin
1999 Stephen Wagner Goaltender Denver
2000 Lee Goren Right Wing North Dakota
2001 Tyler Arnason Center St. Cloud State
2002 Wade Dubielewicz Goaltender Denver
2003 Grant Potulny Center Minnesota
2004 Kellen Briggs Goaltender Minnesota

Note: * recipient not on championship team

Year Winner Position School
2005 Brett Sterling* Left Wing Colorado College
2006 Jordan Parise Goaltender North Dakota
2007 Blake Wheeler Right Wing Minnesota
2008 Alex Kangas* Goaltender Minnesota
2009 Alex Stalock Goaltender Minnesota-Duluth
2010 Evan Trupp Left Wing North Dakota
2011 Matt Frattin Right Wing North Dakota
2012 Aaron Dell Goaltender North Dakota
2013 Nic Kerdiles Center Wisconsin
2014 Cole Huggins Goaltender Minnesota State
2015 Brad McClure Forward Minnesota State
2016 Darren Smith Goaltender Ferris State
2017 Shane Hanna Defenceman Michigan Tech
2018 Patrick Munson Goaltender Michigan Tech
2019 Nick Rivera Forward Minnesota State
2020 Not awarded due to the coronavirus pandemic
2021 Ashton Calder Forward Lake Superior State

Winners by school

School Winners
Minnesota[a 1] 7
North Dakota[a 2] 6
Wisconsin[a 1] 5
Minnesota State 3
Northern Michigan 3
Michigan Tech 2
Denver[a 2] 2
Colorado College[a 2] 1
Ferris State 1
Lake Superior State 1
Minnesota-Duluth[a 2] 1
St. Cloud State[a 2] 1

Winners by position

Position Winners
Center 5
Right Wing 3
Left Wing 3
Forward 3
Defenceman 3
Goaltender 15

See also




External links

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