Knight named team MVP

Corban Knight was named the team MVP at the banquet Thursday, leading the team’s annual awards. UND sports info director Jayson Hajdu has a whole run down on all of the awards. Check it out below.

Cliff “Fido” Purpur Award: Danny Kristo (Sr. || Forward || Eden Prairie, Minn.)

  • Award is given to the player who exemplifies hard work, determination and being a creator of excitement on the ice
  • Was a Hobey Baker Award finalist, first-team All-American and the College Hockey News Player of the Year
  • Tied for second nationally with career-high 52 points and led WCHA with career-high 26 goals

Archie Krum Memorial Athletic Scholarship: Andrew MacWilliam (Sr. || Defense || Calgary, Alberta)

  • Award is given to the player who demonstrates leadership qualities, high academic standards, athletic excellence
  • Team captain was named to third straight Academic All-WCHA Team and was NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team selection
  • Appeared in all 42 games and set career highs for points (13) and assists (11)

Tom Hoghaug Memorial Scholarship: Colten St. Clair (Fr. || Forward || Gilbert, Ariz.)

  • Award is given to the freshman who demonstrates initiative, character and a sense of responsibility
  • Appeared in 40 games and collected three goals and seven assists

Rookie of the Year: Rocco Grimaldi (Fr. || Forward || Rossmoor, Calif.)

  • Led all WCHA rookies and ranked third nationally with 36 points in 40 games
  • Led the nation’s freshmen with 147 shots on goal

Most Improved Player: Dillon Simpson (Jr. || Defense || Edmonton, Alberta)

  • Appeared in all 42 games and led UND defensemen with career-high 24 points
  • Also had career highs in goals (5) and assists (19)

Coaches’ Unsung Hero Award: Joe Gleason (Sr. || Defense || Edina, Minn.)

  • Played in 41 games and set career highs in points (18), goals (5) and assists (13)
  • WCHA nominee for Derek Hines National Unsung Hero Award

Virg Foss 3-Star Award: Danny Kristo (Sr. || Forward || Eden Prairie, Minn.)

  • Award is given to the player who receives the most 3-star voting points from the print media following home games
  • Won award for second consecutive season
  • Was a Hobey Baker Award finalist, first-team All-American and the College Hockey News Player of the Year
  • Tied for second nationally with career-high 52 points and led WCHA with career-high 26 goals

4 thoughts on “Knight named team MVP

  1. Congrats to ALL! But especially to Colten St Clair for receiving the Tom Hoghaug Memorial Scholarship from this proud member of the Hoghaug family!

  2. Absolutely loved Simpson’s comment about his award: “Thanks to my team on voting me Most Improved Player of the Year. Aka the ‘You Weren’t Very Good Last Year but Congrats on Improving’ award.”

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