St. Cloud State’s LeBlanc earns WCHA player of the year laurels

St. Cloud State senior forward Drew LeBlanc was named WCHA player and student-athlete of the year on Thursday on the eve of the conference postseason getting underway.

Defensive player of the year went to St. Cloud State junior Nick Jensen, while Minnesota State freshman goalie Stephon Williams was named rookie of the year and goaltending champion.

Nebraska-Omaha junior Ryan Walters earned scoring champion honors and Minnesota State’s Mike Hastings was named coach of the year.

In addition, the WCHA announced three All-WCHA teams and an All-Rookie squad.

2013 All-WCHA First Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Ryan WaltersFJr.Nebraska-Omaha
Drew LeBlancFSr.St. Cloud State
Danny KristoFSr.North Dakota
Nate SchmidtDJr.Minnesota
Nick JensenDJr.St. Cloud
Stephon WilliamsGFr.Minnesota State

2013 All-WCHA Second Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Corban KnightFSr.North Dakota
Erik HaulaFJr.Minnesota
Rylan SchwartzFSr.Colorado College
Joey LaLeggiaDSr.Denver
Mike BoivinDSr.Colorado College
Juho OlkinuoraGSo.Denver

2013 All-WCHA Third Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Matt LeitnerFSo.Minnesota State
Nick BjugstadFJr.Minnesota
Eriah HayesFSr.Minnesota State
Andrej SustrDJr.Nebraska-Omaha
Jake McCabeDSo.Wisconsin
Adam WilcoxGFr.Minnesota

2013 All-WCHA Rookie Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Tony CameranesiFFr.Minnesota-Duluth
Alex PetanFFr.Michigan Tech
Rocco GrimaldiFFr.North Dakota
Nolan ZajacDFr.Denver
Andy WelinskiDFr.Minnesota-Duluth
Stephon WilliamsGFr.Minnesota State