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2014-15 SB Nation College Hockey Big Ten awards: How I voted

Michigan's Zach Hyman was voted as the Big Ten's player of the year.
Michigan's Zach Hyman was voted as the Big Ten's player of the year.
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SB Nation College hockey polled internet media members that cover the Big Ten for their all-conference picks. I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation this year. Listed below are my votes, as well as the actual winners.

The SB Nation College Hockey Big Ten Media Postseason Awards were voted on by 14 media members that cover the Big Ten. Media from all six Big Ten schools and national coverage participated. Votes were compiled by SB Nation College Hockey.

Individual Awards:

Big Ten Most Valuable Player:

My pick: Jake Hildebrand, Michigan State

Actual pick: Zach Hyman, Michigan

Also receiving votes: Mike Reilly, Minnesota

Big Ten Coach of the Year:

My pick: No selection

Actual pick: Guy Gadowsky, Penn State

Also receiving votes: Tom Anastos, Michigan State; Don Lucia, Minnesota

Big Ten Freshman of the Year:

My pick: Dylan Larkin, Michigan

Actual pick: Dylan Larkin, Michigan

Also receiving votes: Zach Werenski, Michigan

2014-15 All-Big Ten First Team

My picks:

F-Zach Hyman, Michigan
F-Casey Bailey, Penn State
F-Kyle Rau, Minnesota
F-Brady Skjei, Minnesoa
F-Mikey Reilly, Minnesota
G-Jake Hildebrand, Michigan Sate

Actual picks:

F-Zach Hyman, Michigan**
F-Casey Bailey, Penn State
F-Kyle Rau, Minnesota
F-Mikey Reilly, Minnesota**
F-Zach Werenski, Michigan
G-Jake Hildebrand, Michigan Sate**

**Unanimous Selection

2014-15 All-Big Ten Second Team

My picks:

F-Dylan Larkin, Michigan
F-Travis Boyd, Minnesota
F-Grant Besse, Wisconsin
D-Zach Werenski, Michigan
D-Travis Walsh, Michigan Sate
G-No selection

Actual picks:

F- Dylan Larkin, Michigan
F- Travis Boyd, Minnesota
F- Taylor Holstrom, Penn State
D- Travis Walsh, Michigan State
D- Michael Downing, Michigan
G- Adam Wilcox, Minnesota

2014-15 All-Big Ten Rookie Team

My picks:

F-Dylan Larkin, Michigan
F-Scott Conway, Penn State
F-Matthew Weis, Ohio State
D-Zach Werenski, Michigan
D-Jack Dougherty, Wisconsin
G-None Eligible

Actual picks:

F-Dylan Larkin, Michigan
F-Scott Conway, Penn State
F-Matthew Weis, Ohio State
D-Zach Werenski, Michigan
D-Josh Jacobs, Michigan State
G-None Eligible

Also nominated: Leon Bristedt (Minnesota), Luke Stork (Ohio State), Erik Autio (Penn State), Cutler Martin (Michigan).

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