April 7, 2010
DETROIT--In the midst of leading the Wisconsin men’s hockey team to the Frozen Four, senior forward Blake Geoffrion (Brentwood, Tenn.) has picked up the Inside College Hockey Player of the Year award.
Member of the Hobey Baker Hat Trick, he leads the WCHA in goals with 27 and is second nationally in the same category. His 14 power-play goals top any other player in the country, and his 48 total points lands him at third on one of the nation’s top-scoring teams.
Though relentless on offense, Geoffrion is a prominent force in the team’s penalty kill. Furthermore, the future Nashville Predator wins just over 60 percent of his faceoffs.
Tying all of these facets together, Inside College Hockey has awarded the senior as the nation’s top player. To read more about Geoffrion and the award, click here.
Inside College Hockey has already named Geoffrion’s teammate Brendan Smith (Mimico, Ontario) the Defenseman of the Year. The two represent the Cardinal and White on Inside College Hockey’s All-American First Team.
Geoffrion looks to lead the Badgers to the team’s seventh national title this week in Detroit. It all starts Thursday when the Badgers (27-10-4) battle the RIT Tigers (28-11-1) in the national semifinal game. Puck drop is slated for 4 p.m. CST, and the game will air on ESPN2.