Minnesota’s Wilcox earns Big Ten player, goaltender of the year honors

Adam Wilcox is a dual winner as the Minnesota sophomore was named Big Ten player and goaltender of the year Monday (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Minnesota sophomore goaltender Adam Wilcox heads up the inaugural Big Ten year-end awards as he was named the conference’s player of the year and goaltender of the year on Monday.

Wilcox is 23-4-6 this season with a 1.91 GAA and a .934 save percentage with three shutouts.

Gophers’ sophomore defenseman Mike Reilly was selected defensive player of the year and Minnesota’s Don Lucia took home coach of the year accolades.

Michigan forward J.T. Compher was a unanimous pick for freshman of the year.

All awards were voted on by Big Ten coaches and a media voting panel.

In addition, the Big Ten announced All-Big Ten First and Second Teams, a team of honorable mention players, the All-Freshman Team and six sportsmanship award honorees.

2014 All-Big Ten First Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Ryan DzingelFJr.Ohio State
Michael MerschFSr.Wisconsin
Mark ZengerleFSr.Wisconsin
Mike ReillyDSo.Minnesota
Jake McCabeDJr.Wisconsin
Adam WilcoxGSo.Minnesota

2014 All-Big Ten Second Team

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
J.T. CompherFFr.Michigan
Kyle RauFJr.Minnesota
Nic KerdilesFSo.Wisconsin
Mac BennettDSr.Michigan
Frankie SimonelliDSr.Wisconsin
Joel RumpelGJr.Wisconsin

2014 Big Ten Honorable Mention

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Andrew CoppFSo.Michigan
Alex GuptillFJr.Michigan
Greg WolfeFSr.Michigan State
Hudson FaschingFFr.Minnesota
Sam WarningFJr.Minnesota
Jake CheliosDSr.Michigan State
Ben MarshallDJr.Minnesota
Brady SkjeiDSo.Minnesota
Jake HildebrandGSo.Michigan State

2014 Big Ten All-Freshman Team

Player's NamePositionSchool
J.T. CompherFMichigan
Hudson FaschingFMinnesota
Nick SchilkeyFOhio State
Michael DowningDMichigan
Drew BrevigDOhio State
Christian FreyGOhio State

2014 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winners

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Luke MoffattFSr.Michigan
Greg WolfeFSr.Michigan State
Nate CondonFSr.Minnesota
Tanner FritzFJr.Ohio State
David GlenFSo.Penn State
Frankie SimonelliDSr.Wisconsin