Notre Dame Fighting Irish - Official Athletics Website

Morris And Burke Earn Preseason All-B1G Honors

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)

First Team

Tanner Laczynski, F, Ohio State

Evan Barratt, F, Penn State

Alex Limoges, F, Penn State

Wyatt Kalynuk, D, Wisconsin



Second Team

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


Honorable Mention

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

  1. Penn State
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Ohio State
  5. Minnesota
  6. Michigan
  7. 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

— ND —