Minnesota gets coaches’ nod as 2016-17 Big Ten favorite

Nick Schilkey (37 - Ohio State) (Omar Phillips)
Nick Schilkey is on the Big Ten’s Preseason Watch list for the third straight season (photo: Omar Phillips).

Three-time Big Ten champion Minnesota was tabbed the favorite in the 2016-17 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches poll, which was released Monday.

School
1. Minnesota
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan
4. Penn State
5. Wisconsin
6. Michigan State

The coaches also selected a 13-member Preseason Watch list, including four unanimous honorees.

PlayerPositionSchool
Alex KileFMichigan
Mason AppletonFMichigan State
Jake BischoffDMinnesota
Leon BristedtFMinnesota
Justin Kloos *FMinnesota
Eric Schierhorn *GMinnesota
Josh HealeyDOhio State
Mason JobstFOhio State
Nick SchilkeyFOhio State
David GoodwinFPenn State
Vince Pedrie *DPenn State
Luke Kunin *FWisconsin
Grant BesseFWisconsin

* Unanimous selection

30 COMMENTS

    • Michigan lost 6 of their top 7 scorers to graduation and early departures. Michigan State….better ask Decaturspartan why they are ranked last. Pretty sure he will give you Anastos as the answer.

    • Michigan lost 6 of their top 7 scorers to graduation and early departures. Michigan State….better ask Decaturspartan why they are ranked last. Pretty sure he will give you Anastos as the answer.

    • Michigan lost 6 of their top 7 scorers to graduation and early departures. Michigan State….better ask Decaturspartan why they are ranked last. Pretty sure he will give you Anastos as the answer.

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