March 9, 2011
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. -- Senior forward Carl Hagelin (Sodertalje, Sweden) and freshman defenseman Jon Merrill (Brighton, Mich.) of the University of Michigan ice hockey team were selected for the All-CCHA teams on Wednesday (March 9). Hagelin was picked for the All-CCHA first team, while Merrill was voted to the All-CCHA second team. Additionally, junior defenseman Brandon Burlon (Nobleton, Ontario) earned honorable mention.
Hagelin posted a 15-22-37 line in 28 CCHA contests this season, making him the fourth leading scorer in the league. He has been recognized as the CCHA Player of the Week twice this season (Jan. 24 and Feb. 21) and was picked for the All-CCHA preseason first team. Yesterday (March 8), Hagelin was tabbed as U-M's representative on the CCHA Scholar-Athlete Team. Overall, Hagelin leads Michigan in every major offensive category (17-28-45). He is also Michigan's leader in plus/minus (+20) and set career highs for power-play goals (7), game-winning goals (6) and multi-point games (14). Hagelin received seven first-place votes, amassing 44 points overall for the second highest total, behind only Andy Miele of Miami with a perfect score of 50.
Merrill and Burlon backed Michigan on its way to becoming the No. 1 defensive team in the CCHA, allowing 2.04 goals per game in conference play.
Merrill garnered three first-place nods and 25 points. He is tied for the top scoring defenseman in CCHA play with 7-12-19 totals, which also tied him for fifth in scoring among all freshmen. He was assessed merely six penalty minutes over the 28-game span. Overall, he leads U-M's defense corps in goals (7), assists (14), points (21) and blocked shots (59). He has a +8 rating and has accumulated eight total penalty minutes. A two-time CCHA Rookie of the Week, Merrill was picked for the CCHA All-Rookie Team on Monday (March 7).
Burlon collected 15 points in All-CCHA voting. He put forth a 4-9-13 mark during the CCHA campaign and a total of 5-13-18 this season. Among U-M blueliners, his +13 rating sets the standard, while his 18 points rank second only to Merrill. Burlon has collected 26 penalty minutes and blocked 49 shots.
The CCHA also tabbed Miami forwards Andy Miele, Carter Camper and Reilly Smith, Ferris State defenseman Zach Redmond and goaltender Pat Nagle, and Michigan State defenseman Torey Krug to the all-conference first team. The All-CCHA second team was comprised of forwards T.J. Tynan and Anders Lee (Notre Dame), defenseman Chris Wideman (Miami), and goaltender Scott Greenham (Alaska).
The CCHA regular-season champion Wolverines return to the ice this weekend (Friday through Sunday, March 11-13) for the quarterfinal round of the CCHA Tournament. U-M will face Bowling Green in a best-of-three series at Yost Ice Arena. All three games will start at 7:35 p.m. Games one and two will be televised by Comcast (channel 900).
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