Three-time Big Ten champion Minnesota was tabbed the favorite in the 2016-17 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches poll, which was released Monday.
|2. Ohio State|
|4. Penn State|
|6. Michigan State|
The coaches also selected a 13-member Preseason Watch list, including four unanimous honorees.
|Mason Appleton||F||Michigan State|
|Justin Kloos *||F||Minnesota|
|Eric Schierhorn *||G||Minnesota|
|Josh Healey||D||Ohio State|
|Mason Jobst||F||Ohio State|
|Nick Schilkey||F||Ohio State|
|David Goodwin||F||Penn State|
|Vince Pedrie *||D||Penn State|
|Luke Kunin *||F||Wisconsin|
* Unanimous selection