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Annually awarded by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) to the outstanding first year player.

From 1959-60 through 1969-70 freshman in the WCHA were not allowed to play on the varsity team.  In those years this award was presented to the outsatnding sophomore player.

* = sophomore award winners

Year Selected Name Hometown
1965-1966 * Gambucci, Gary A. Hibbing, MN
1967-1968 * McLachlan, Murray C. Toronto, ONT, CA
1979-1980 Broten, Aaron K. Roseau, MN
2002-2003 Vanek, Thomas Graz, Austria
2005-2006 Kessel, Phil Madison, WI
2008-2009 Schroeder, Jordan Prior Lake, MN
 
 

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