Minnesota Duluth sophomore center Jack Connolly of Duluth was named a West Division second-team All-American on Thursday by the American Hockey Coaches Association. Connolly was named to the 2010 All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association first team last month.
Connolly led UMD in scoring with 49 points in 40 games. He’s the first UMD sophomore All-American since goalie Chad Erickson in 1989-90.
It’s the first time in 16 years UMD has had back-to-back All-Americans as Connolly followed goalie Alex Stalock. Connolly is the 23rd Division I All-American in UMD history.
"It’s certainly a well-deserved honor for Jack considering the start-to-finish season he had,," said Bulldog head coach Scott Sandelin. "I don’t know if there was a more consistent player in the country this season than Jack. He’s such a tremendous competitor — a guy who just hates to lose."
2010 All-Americans — American Hockey Coaches Association
G Ben Scrivens, SR, Cornell (Spruce Grove, Albeerta)
D Colby Cohen, JR, Boston University (Villanova, Pa.)
D Brendon Nash, SR, Cornell (Kamloops, British Columbia)
F Bobby Butler, SR, New Hampshire (Marlborough, Mass.)
F Gustav Nyquist, SO, Maine (Malmo, Sweden)
F Chase Polacek, JR, Rensselaer (Edina, Minn.)
G Marc Cheverie, JR, Denver (Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia)
D Brendan Smith, JR, Wisconsin (Mimico, Ontario)
D Patrick Weircioch, SO, Denver (Maple Grove, British Columbia)
F Blake Geoffrion, SR, Wisconsin (Brentwood, Tenn.)
F Mark Olver, JR , Northern Michigan (Burnaby, British Columbia)
F Rhett Rakhshani, SR, Denver (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
G Brian Foster, SR, New Hampshire (Pembroke, N.H.)
D Justin Braun, SR, Massachusetts (Vadnais Heights, Minn.)
D Blake Kessel, SO, New Hampshire (Verona, Wis.)
F Sean Backman, SR, Yale (Cos Cob, Conn.)
F Nick Johnson, SR, Sacred Heart (Windsor, Conn.)
F Broc Little, JR, Yale (Rindge, N.H.)
G Cody Reichard, SO, Miami (Celina, Ohio)
D Erik Gustafsson, JR, Northern Michigan (Kvissleby, Sweden)
D Jeff Petry, JR, Michigan State (Farmington Hills, Mich.)
F Jack Connolly, SO, Minnesota Duluth (Duluth)
F Zac Dalpe, SO, Ohio State (Paris, Ontario)
F Matt Read, JR, Bemidji State (Ilderton, Ontario)