Preseason All-CHN Teams, 2013-14
CHN Staff Report
Four 2013 Hobey Baker Award finalists are among the 12 players selected to College Hockey News' Preseason All-CHN Teams for 2013-14.
All four are forwards, including first-teamers Johnny Gaudreau of Boston College and Austin Czarnik of Miami. Wisconsin senior Michael Mersch cracked the CHN First Team, after leading the Badgers in goal scoring a year ago.
The other two Hobey finalists are Preseason All-CHN Second Team members — Greg Carey of St. Lawrence and Ryan Walters of Nebraska-Omaha, both seniors. Also there is Minnesota junior Kyle Rau.
A pair of sophomores are the goaltenders on the list, and both from Hockey East — Providence's Jon Gillies and Massachusetts-Lowell's Connor Hellebuyck. Both are expected to lead teams that are NCAA tournament candidates.
2013-14 Preseason All-CHN Teams
F John Gaudreau, Jr., Boston College
F Austin Czarnik, Jr., Miami
F Michael Mersch, Sr., Wisconsin
D Shayne Gostisbehere, Jr., Union
D Michael Matheson, Soph., Boston College
G Jon Gillies, Soph., Providence
F Kyle Rau, Jr., Minnesota
F Greg Carey, Sr., St. Lawrence
F Ryan Walters, Sr., Nebraska-Omaha
F Matt Leitner, Jr., Minnesota State
D Dillon Simpson, Sr., North Dakota
D Jake McCabe, Jr., Wisconsin
G Connor Hellebuyck, Soph., Massachusetts-Lowell