UMD's Connolly Named College POY by USA Hockey

By KBJR News 1

May 25, 2012 Updated May 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Outgoing UMD senior center Jack Connolly has been named by USA Hockey as the college hockey player of the year, it was announced on Friday.

Connolly, a Duluth native, becomes the first Bulldog to win the award since Chris Marinucci won after the 1993-94 season.

The former Duluth Marshall Hilltopper won the fifth Hobey Baker recipient in school history this past April, that after playing in a school-record 166 consecutive games during his four-year career with the Bulldogs.

He helped lead UMD to its first-ever NCAA national championship in 2011, and he leaves UMD having scored 197 career points.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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