March 30, 2007
2006-07 INCH Freshman All-Americans

INCH Player of the Year
INCH Defenseman of the Year
INCH Goaltender of the Year
INCH Rookie of the Year
INCH Coach of the Year

INCH All-America Teams

Inside College Hockey is proud to announce its fifth annual INCH Freshman All-America teams. The selections were made by Inside College Hockey editors and staff, with input from media and coaches from around the country.

The INCH All-America teams are not affiliated with those of the American Hockey Coaches Association, which will release its East and West All-Americans next week.

We prefer to see college hockey as a national game — thus our Freshman All-American Team is not divided on regional lines.


Alex Petizian
St. Lawrence

Statistics: 19-9-1, 2.30 GAA, .916 sv. pct.

Emerged as the Saints' go-to guy in goal after a three-way battle for the starting job early in the season, and backstopped the team to its first ECAC Hockey League regular-season title since 1999-2000.

Erik Johnson

Statistics: 41 GP, 4-20—24, 50 PIM

The No. 1 NHL pick brought outsized expectations with him to Minny, and like Phil Kessel before him, lived up to them.

Kyle Lawson
Notre Dame

Statistics: 38 GP, 4-15—19, 14 PIM

The smooth defenseman fit right in on the Irish blueline and was a big reason they allowed one-third of a goal less per game than any other team.

Andreas Nodl
St. Cloud State

Statistics: 40 GP, 18-26—46, 32 PIM

St. Cloud's emergence on the national scene was one of the season's best stories, and the arrival of Nodl, along with fellow freshman Ryan Lasch, played a big part.

Teddy Purcell

Statistics: 39 GP, 16-27—43, 34 PIM

His vision to make the right pass, ability to undress any defenseman, and attacking style on the forecheck are three tremendous assets.

Brandon Wong

Statistics: 40 GP, 27-17—44, 26 PIM

The ECAC Hockey League's leader in goals and co-leader in points, his arrival and development as a top forward gave the Bobcats three legitimate scoring lines.