March 22, 2013
DETROIT, Mich. -- The Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced tonight (Friday, March 22) that University of Michigan defenseman Jacob Trouba (Rochester, Mich.) earned the conference's Best Offensive Defenseman award. The announcement came during the CCHA Awards Show at the Fox Theatre.
Trouba is only the third U-M player and first Wolverine freshman to win this award. Jack Johnson (16g, 23a) won the award in 2006-07 as a sophomore and Jeff Jillson (8g, 26a) won it in 1999-2000 also as a sophomore. Trouba is also only the second freshman to receive this honor since the conference started awarding the trophy in 1990.
Trouba leads all CCHA defensemen in scoring, and his 27 points (12g, 15a) places him into a tie for 10th among all NCAA Division I defensive players. In addition, Trouba's seven power-play goals are tied for first among all NCAA Division I defensive players.
Trouba was also recognized for his inclusion on the All-CCHA first team and as a member of the All-Rookie Team.
Junior forward Luke Moffatt (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) was honored at the event for being designated as U-M's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while sophomore Phil Di Giuseppe (Maple, Ontario) has been named Michigan's recipient of the Perani Cup 3-star.
The 2013 CCHA Semifinals start Saturday (March 23) at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Notre Dame and Ohio State play in the first semifinal game at 2:05 p.m., and Michigan will take on CCHA regular-season champ Miami in the second game at 4:35 p.m. The two winners will square off on Sunday (March 24) at 2:05 p.m. in the championship game at Joe Louis Arena. [ Ticket Information ]
Trouba on CCHA All-Rookie Team, Nieves Honorable Mention (3/11/13)
Trouba Selected to All-CCHA First Team (3/13/13)
Moffatt Designated U-M's CCHA Scholar-Athlete (3/14/13)