Wisconsin sophomore defenseman Justin Schultz continues to add highlights to his hockey resume. Already named to the All-WCHA First team this year as well as the the honored by the league as it's Defenseman of the of the Year, it was announced Friday that Schultz was named the Inside College Hockey Defenseman of the Year. Boston College defenseman Brian Dumoulin was the runner up.
Schultz led the Badgers in scoring this season becoming only the 6th UW defenseman ever to do so. He led the entire country in scoring from the blueline this season with 47 points in 41 games. His 18 goals were the most in college hockey for a defenseman since the 2002-2003 season.
In addition to his honor from INCH, Schultz was named to the College Hockey News "First-Team" which honors the best players in the country. Other members of the first team were forwards Matt Frattin from UND, Andy Miele from Miami, and Cam Atkinson from Boston College to go along with defensman Brian Dumoulin from Boston College and goalie Aaron Dell from UND.
A second round draft selection by the Anaheim Ducks in 2008, Schultz has been up front with the coaches and the media his plans to return to Madison for his junior season. The West Kelowna, British Columbia native will undoubtedly be on the short list of favorites for next seasons Hobey Baker Award.
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