INCH Freshman All-Americans
College Hockey is proud to announce its tenth 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 INCH All-America teams are not affiliated
with those of the American Hockey Coaches Association, which released
its East and West All-Americans earlier this month.
We prefer to see college hockey as a
national game—thus our Freshman All-American Team is not divided
on regional lines.
2011-12 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Slubowski quickly assumed the No. 1 goaltending gig for the
Broncos and backstopped them to their first CCHA playoff title
since 1986 and a second straight NCAA Tournament appearance,
making coach Andy Murray's inaugural season in Kalamazoo a
Statistics: 41 GP, 5-17—22, +18
On a team with loads of firepower, Gostisbehere emerged as
another weapon as the Dutchmen won both the ECAC Hockey regular-season
and playoff championships and earned the school's first-ever
trip to the Frozen Four. Union was 16-1-2 in games in which
he scored at least one point.
43 GP, 11-27—38, +13
LaLeggia was expected to produce a lot of points for the
Pioneers during his rookie season, and he didn't disappoint.
With 11 goals and 38 points, LaLeggia had the best offensive
output by a DU rearguard since Matt Carle's 53 points in his
Hobey-winning season of 2005-06.
Gaudreau Boston College
44 GP, 21-23—44, +20
The nation's highest-scoring freshman, Gaudreau gave the country
a glimpse of his immense talent with the game-clinching goal
he scored against Ferris State in the national championship
game. In Boston College's final 20 games, Gaudreau netted 14
goals and 14 assists.
40 GP, 18-25—43, +23
The Golden Gophers enjoyed a resurgence this season, and
with youngsters like Rau in the fold, it's likely to continue.
Rau got off to a quick start with 15 points in his first 10
games, and he led the WCHA regular-season champs with 9 power-play
goals and 6 game-winners.
Wilson UMass Lowell
37 GP, 16-22—38, +12
The River Hawks' revival was one of the pleasant surprises
of the past season, and Wilson had a major role in the turnaround.
The Hockey East rookie of the year scored 38 points in 37
games—28 points in 26 league games. UML was 19-4-1 in
games in which he scored at least one point.
2011-12 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM