Wolanin makes All-College Hockey News team

Wolanin makes All-College Hockey News team Click to Enlarge

University of North Dakota defenseman Christian Wolanin, who made his National Hockey League debut last week with the Ottawa Senators, has been named to the 2017-18 All-College Hockey News (CHN) Second Team.

Wolanin enjoyed a standout junior season in 2017-18, becoming the first defenseman since James Patrick in 1982-83 to lead North Dakota in scoring after racking up a career-high 12 goals and a team-leading 35 points. His 12 goals rank second among NCAA defensemen and were one shy of the UND single-season record for defensemen. His eight power-play goals were also one shy of the school record for defensemen.

Earlier this month, Wolanin was named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s All-NCHC Second Team and was a finalist for the NCHC Offensive Defenseman of the Year award.

Wolanin, a native of Detrot, Mich., finished his collegiate career with 22 goals and 72 points in 109 career games. His 0.66 career points-per-game average was the third-best this century by a UND defenseman, trailing only Travis Roche (0.88 from 1999-2001) and Chay Genoway (0.76 from 2006-11).

Wolanin made his NHL debut last Thursday night, following in the footsteps of his father, Craig, who spent 13 seasons in the NHL as a defenseman with New Jersey, Quebec, Colorado, Tampa Bay and Toronto.

All-CHN First Team
F Adam Gaudette, Jr., Northeastern
F Henrik Borgström, So., Denver
F Ryan Donato, Jr., Harvard
D Jimmy Schuldt, Jr., St. Cloud State
D Alec Rauhauser, So., Bowling Green
G Cale Morris, So., Notre Dame

All-CHN Second Team
F Dylan Sikura, Sr., Northeastern
F Max Veronneau, Jr., Princeton
F Cooper Marody, Jr., Michigan
D Josh Teves, Jr., Princeton
D Christian Wolanin, Jr., North Dakota
G Colton Point, So., Colgate

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