Five schools net a pair of All-American selections

Minnesota’s Mike Reilly repeated as a first-team All-American (photo: Melissa Wade).

Minnesota defenseman Mike Reilly is the only repeat first-team All-American among the players honored with 2015 awards on Friday.

Reilly led the nation’s defensemen with 42 points.

Five schools had two All-Americans each: Boston University, Denver, Michigan, Minnesota State and Yale.

Here are the full lists:

East first team

G Alex Lyon, so., Yale
D Matt Grzelcyk, jr., Boston University
D Rob O’Gara, jr., Yale
F Daniel Ciampini, sr., Union
F Jack Eichel, fr., Boston University
F Jimmy Vesey, jr., Harvard

West first team

G Jake Hildebrand, jr., Michigan State
D Joey LaLeggia, sr., Denver
D Mike Reilly, jr., Minnesota
F Zach Hyman, sr., Michigan
F Tanner Kero, sr., Michigan Tech
F Matt Leitner, sr., Minnesota State

East second team

G Jon Gillies, jr., Providence
D Mike Paliotta, sr., Vermont
D Robbie Russo, sr., Notre Dame
F Sam Anas, so., Quinnipiac
F Matt Garbowsky, sr., Rochester Institute of Technology
F Kevin Roy, jr., Northeastern

West second team

G Zane McIntyre, jr., North Dakota
D Zach Palmquist, sr., Minnesota State
D Colton Parayko, jr., Alaska
F Austin Czarnik, sr., Miami
F Dylan Larkin, fr., Michigan
F Trevor Moore, so., Denver

Czarnik became a three-time All-American, adding a second-team selection to the same award in 2014 and a first-team honor in 2013.

Four others were honored for the second time: Reilly, LaLeggia, Parayko and Gillies.

Six players were from Hockey East, with five from ECAC Hockey, four each from the Big Ten, NCHC and WCHA and one from Atlantic Hockey.

13 COMMENTS

  1. How Gillies is on the second team is beyond belief. The young man has not only carried but willed his team to the National Championship game. However, Hildebrand just might be the best.

    • Well, Alex Lyon led the NCAA in both GAA and save percentage, so I’m not surprised he was selected to the East’s First Team. I believe he led in both categories for a couple of years when in high school in Minnesota (i.e., highest in the State).

    • You can make the same argument that the Mike Richter award winner is 2nd team as well.

      Good Lord, I’ve defended UND people twice in a week. What is wrong with me…

      • Do not understand your point of discussion? My comment related to Gillies v Lyon and that Hildebrand may be the best. I really like Lyon but at this point of his career he is not Gillies – in my opinion.

  2. They should do and exhibition game with these rosters!!! That would be fun to see. Get it done college hockey!!! (probably won’t happen)

  3. Zane is one hell of a goalie. The best I’ve seen since being a fan in 2002. That being said these others are very deserving too. It’s great to be a Sioux fan btw. Say what you want about the program not being champs in the last many years. They are always there and have been able to be in the discussion at the end of the year every year with very different teams. Not to mention I have noticed a consistent increase in the “character” guys under Hakstol. I believe this is one of the most important aspects of his coaching. Fun to watch…

  4. So McIntyre is National goalie of the year and a Hobey top-three, but ONLY second-team in the western half of the country. If Hildebrand was that good, why wasn’t he in the running for Hobey of Goalie of the year?

    • Did you watch Hildebrand play? He was that good…Zane McIntyre is an awesome goalie and the best story of the 14-15 season but Hildy EARNED First Team!

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