CHICAGO — Cale Morris was named a unanimous Preseason All-Big Ten First Team selection and Cal Burke was tabbed as an Honorable Mention honoree, while the Fighting Irish were picked to finish second in the Big Ten preseason coaches’ poll the conference announced on Monday afternoon.
Last season as a junior, Morris posted 19 wins with a .930 save percentage and 2.18 goals-against average. He earned Big Ten Tournament MVP, Big Ten All-Tournament Team, Second Team All-Big Ten and Mike Richter Award semifinalist honors. He will serve as an alternate captain as a senior.
A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Morris enters his senior season with 2,220 career saves alongside a .938 save percentage and 2.07 goals-against average. The Larkspur, Colorado native has backstopped the Irish to 46 wins in his career (46-21-4). As a sophomore, he earned All-American accolades, was named the Mike Richter Award winner as the nation’s top goaltender and led the Irish to the national title game.
Burke, a forward, enters his senior season with 29 goals and 38 assists for 67 points in 109 career games played. The Boxborough, Massachusetts, native tied for the team lead with 12 goals last season en route to posting a career-best 30 points.
A two-time All-Academic Big Ten honoree, Burke also earned the Compton Family Leadership in Service Award in 2019 and he was Notre Dame’s Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree. He was also a Hobey Baker Fan Vote nominee last season.
2019-20 Preseason All-Big Ten Hockey Team (As selected by Big Ten coaches)
Tanner Laczynski, F, Ohio State
Evan Barratt, F, Penn State
Alex Limoges, F, Penn State
Wyatt Kalynuk, D, Wisconsin
K’ANDRE MILLER, D, WISCONSIN
CALE MORRIS, G, NOTRE DAME
Will Lockwood, F, Michigan
Mitchell Lewandowski, F, Michigan State
Sammy Walker, F, Minnesota
Dennis Cesana, D, Michigan State
Cole Hults, D, Penn State
Tommy Nappier, G, Ohio State
Patrick Khodorenko, F, Michigan State
Cal Burke, F, Notre Dame
Cole Caufield, F, Wisconsin
Cam York, D, Michigan
Jerad Rosburg, D, Michigan State
Kris Myllari, D, Penn State
Hayden Lavigne, G, Michigan
Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS
2019-20 Big Ten Preseason Poll
- Penn State
- Notre Dame
- Ohio State
- Michigan State
Ninth-ranked Notre Dame opens the 2019-20 campaign with a matchup against Air Force on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Compton Family Ice Arena. Coming off back-to-back Big Ten Tournament championships, the Fighting Irish also carry a four-year NCAA Tournament appearance streak into the 2019-20 season. Click here for tickets.
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