The WCHA Player of the Year is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the WCHA regular season to the best player in the conference as voted by the coaches of each WCHA team.[1]

The Player of the Year was first awarded in 1961 and every year thereafter except for 1963–64. From the beginning of the conference to 1991–92 it was known as the WCHA Most Valuable Player.

Three players (Murray McLachlan, Doug Palazzari and Brian Bonin) have received the award two separate times with Palazzari being recognized in non-consecutive years. 1974–75 is the only season where the Player of the Year award was shared.

Award winnersEdit

Year Winner Position School
1960–61 Jerry Walker Forward Denver
1961–62 Red Berenson Center Michigan
1962–63 Louis Nanne Defenceman Minnesota
1963–64 (None Selected)
1964–65 Gerry Kell Right Wing North Dakota
1965–66 Mel Wakabayashi Center Michigan
1966–67 Keith Christiansen Center Minnesota-Duluth
1967–68 Keith Magnuson Defenceman Denver
1968–69 Murray McLachlan Goaltender Minnesota
1969–70 Murray McLachlan Goaltender Minnesota
1970–71 Rob Murray Defenceman Michigan Tech
1971–72 Doug Palazzari Center Colorado College
1972–73 Ron Grahame Goaltender Denver
1973–74 Doug Palazzari Center Colorado College
1974–75 Mike Polich Center Minnesota
Tom Ross Center Michigan State
1975–76 Mike Zuke Center Michigan Tech
1976–77 Brian Walsh Right Wing Notre Dame
1977–78 Mike Eaves Forward Wisconsin
1978–79 Mark Johnson Center Wisconsin
1979–80 Tim Harrer Center Minnesota

Year Winner Position School
1980–81 Steve Ulseth Left Wing Minnesota
1981–82 Phil Sykes Left Wing North Dakota
1982–83 Bob Mason Goaltender Minnesota-Duluth
1983–84 Tom Kurvers Defenceman Minnesota-Duluth
1984–85 Bill Watson Forward Minnesota-Duluth
1985–86 Dallas Gaume Center Denver
1986–87 Tony Hrkac Center North Dakota
1987–88 Robb Stauber Goaltender Minnesota
1988–89 Curtis Joseph Goaltender Wisconsin
1989–90 Gary Shuchuk Center Wisconsin
1990–91 Scott Beattie Center Northern Michigan
1991–92 Duane Derksen Goaltender Wisconsin
1992–93 Derek Plante Center Minnesota-Duluth
1993–94 Chris Marinucci Center Minnesota-Duluth
1994–95 Brian Bonin Center Minnesota
1995–96 Brian Bonin Center Minnesota
1996–97 Mike Crowley Defenceman Minnesota
1997–98 Curtis Murphy Defenceman North Dakota
1998–99 Jason Blake Left Wing North Dakota
1999–00 Steven Reinprecht Center Wisconsin
2000–01 Jeff Panzer Center North Dakota

Year Winner Position School
2001–02 Mark Hartigan Center St. Cloud State
2002–03 Peter Sejna Left Wing Colorado College
2003–04 Junior Lessard Right Wing Minnesota-Duluth
2004–05 Marty Sertich Center Colorado College
2005–06 Matt Carle Defenceman Denver
2006–07 Ryan Duncan Right Wing North Dakota
2007–08 Richard Bachmann Goaltender Colorado College
2008–09 Jamie McBain Defenceman Wisconsin
2009–10 Marc Cheverie Goaltender Denver
2010–11 Matt Frattin Right Wing North Dakota
2011–12 Jack Connolly Center Minnesota-Duluth
2012–13 Drew LeBlanc Center St. Cloud State
2013–14 Cody Kunyk Center Alaska

Winners by schoolEdit

School Winners
Minnesota 10
Minnesota-Duluth 8
North Dakota 8
Wisconsin 7
Denver 6
Colorado College 5
Michigan 2
Michigan Tech 2
St. Cloud State 2
Alaska 1
Michigan State 1
Notre Dame 1
Northern Michigan 1

Winners by positionEdit

Position Winners
Center 25
Right Wing 5
Left Wing 4
Forward 3
Defenceman 8
Goaltender 9

See alsoEdit

References Edit

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External linksEdit

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