April 7, 2007
NCAA Frozen Four
NCAA All-Tournament Team

Below you'll find the NCAA All-Tournament Team, complete with commentary from Inside College Hockey's resident expert, legendary Wisconsin and Colorado College head coach Jeff Sauer.

Pos. Player, Team The Dean's Take
G Jeff Lerg
Michigan State
I think Rick (Comley)’s comment at the press conference after the first game was the confidence and how he plays. He was spectacular, and even if he would’ve lost the game he was maybe deserving of a spot on the all-tournament team because he made such a difference.
D Brian Boyle
Boston College
Every time he touches the puck, he’s a threat. If it wasn’t for Lerg, he would’ve scored the winning goal early in the game. It’s impressive to see what they did with him in terms of how much he played, but also in relation to moving back to defense and showing the confidence he did back there. He could’ve been selected as a defenseman or a forward.
D Tyler Howells
Michigan State
You had to pick one from Michigan State and there’s not really a standout defenseman, but all of a sudden he came to the forefront and did a great job.
F Justin Abdelkader
Michigan State
Most Outstanding Player
I saw him at the World Junior Tournament and was really impressed with him. He was the one guy and the best player on the ice for Michigan State as a skater. There’s no question he has a chance to be a really good hockey player because he’s got size and sees the ice really well..
F Nathan Gerbe
Boston College
He’s small and a lot of BC’s forwards are small, but they play huge. He doesn’t take a back seat to anyone, but what really gets him going is his speed and quickness. That first step of his is fun to watch.
F Tim Kennedy
Michigan State
He got dinged pretty bad early in the game and it looked like he wasn’t going to come back, but he came back at full speed, and with the way that line has led their team down the stretch shows the kind of player and leader he is.