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Hellickson, Morris and Burke Earn B1G Honors

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Big Ten conference announced the 2019-20 Hockey All-Big Ten Teams and Individual Awards on Monday (May 11), with Notre Dame junior defenseman Matt Hellickson (Honorable Mention All-Star), senior goaltender Cale Morris (Honorable Mention All-Star) and senior forward Cal Burke (Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honoree) each earning honors.

The awards were selected by Big Ten coaches and a media voting panel.

For Hellickson, a Rogers, Minnesota native, it marked his first career postseason Big Ten honor. As a junior, he scored five goals and recorded 11 assists in 37 games. His five goals were tied with Nick Leivermann for the team lead among defensemen and he led the Irish with three game-winning goals. He recorded two assists against seventh-ranked Penn State on Dec. 13, marking his first multipoint game of the season and the fourth of his career. His 81 blocked shots led the Irish and ranked fourth in the NCAA. 

A Larkspur, Colorado native, Morris served as an alternate captain as a senior in 2019-20. He started 33 games and his season highlights included a 37-save shutout in the 3-0 win at Penn State (Dec. 14), stopping 82 of the 84 shots he faced in Notre Dame’s series versus No. 19 Western Michigan – including a penalty shot save in each game – as well as a 19-save shutout in the 3-0 win at Michigan (Feb. 22). He secured his third shutout of the season and the 11th of his career in the Big 10 Quarterfinal 1-0 victory against Minnesota (March 6). 

Owner of one of the most decorated careers in the Irish records book, Morris posted the top career save percentage in program history with a .931 mark, while his 2.18 career goals-against average ranks second and his 58 victories (58-35-11) also rank second. An All-American and Mike Richter Award Winner as the NCAA’s top goaltender (2018), Morris was named the Big Ten Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player in 2018 and 2019 after leading the Irish to those championships and he also totaled 15 weekly Big Ten honors in his three years as Notre Dame’s starting goaltender: First Star (8), Second Star (4), Third Star (3).

Burke, who signed with the Colorado Eagles (AHL) following the 2019-20 season, earned Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honors for the second consecutive season. He scored seven goals and recorded 14 assists in 37 games as a senior, while also serving as the team’s captain. Burke was also a Hockey Humanitarian award and Senior CLASS award finalist in 2019-20. He finished his Irish career with 36 goals and 52 assists for 88 points in 146 games played.

2019-20 All-Big Ten Hockey Team and Individual Awards

As selected by Big Ten coaches and Media Voting Panel

FIRST TEAM

Patrick Khodorenko, F, Michigan State

Nate Sucese, F, Penn State

Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin

Cole Hults, D, Penn State

Wyatt Kalynuk, D, Wisconsin

Strauss Mann, G, Michigan

SECOND TEAM

Jake Slaker, F, Michigan

Tanner Laczynski, F, Ohio State

Evan Barratt, F, Penn State

Dennis Cesana, D, Michigan State

Jerad Rosburg, D, Michigan State

John Lethemon, G, Michigan State

HONORABLE MENTION

Will Lockwood, F, Michigan         

Mitchell Lewandowski, F, Michigan State

Brannon McManus, F, Minnesota             

Sammy Walker, F, Minnesota

Alex Limoges, F, Penn State

Roman Ahcan, F, Wisconsin

Nick Blankenburg, D, Michigan

Cam York, D, Michigan

Matt Hellickson, D, Notre Dame

Wyatt Ege, D, Ohio State

Gordi Myer, D, Ohio State

K’Andre Miller, D, Wisconsin

Cale Morris, G, Notre Dame

Tommy Nappier, G, Ohio State

Peyton Jones, G, Penn State

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Johnny Beecher, F, Michigan

Ben Meyers, F, Minnesota

Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin

CAM YORK, D, MICHIGAN            

Jackson LaCombe, D, Minnesota

JARED MOE, G, MINNESOTA

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: 

Cole Hults, D, Penn State

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (Defenseman or Forward): 

Cole Hults, D, Penn State

GOALTENDER OF THE YEAR:

Strauss Mann, G, Michigan

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: 

Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin

COACH OF THE YEAR:

Bob Motzko, Minnesota

SCORING CHAMPION: 

Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin

UNANIMOUS SELECTION IN ALL CAPS

Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honorees

Luke Martin, Michigan; Sam Saliba, Michigan State; Tyler Nanne, Minnesota; Cal Burke, Notre Dame; Gordi Myer, Ohio State; Aarne Talvitie, Penn State; Wyatt Kalynuk, Wisconsin.

 

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