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The Tournament Most Outstanding Player is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship to the player to be judged the most outstanding. The award has been in effect since the adoption of a National Championship tournament for the 1947-48 season.

In recent years the award has usually gone to the most outstanding player of the team that won the Division I NCAA Tournament. During the first five years of the tournament the most outstanding player did not come from the winning squad but since 1953 the MOP has not been on the victorious school in only three years (1955, 1960 and 1985). Only two players have been named MOP more than once (Lou Angotti and Marc Behrend), however neither was able to do so in consecutive years. In 1960 the MOP was awarded to multiple players for the first time when it was awarded to three separate people, none of whom played for the National Champion. It has not been awarded to more than one player in a single year since.

Award winners[1][2]Edit

Year Winner Position School
1948 Joe Riley* Forward Dartmouth
1949 Dick Desmond* Goaltender Dartmouth
1950 Ralph Bevins* Goaltender Boston University
1951 Don Whiston* Goaltender Brown
1952 Ken Kinsley* Goaltender Colorado College
1953 John Matchefts Center Michigan
1954 Abbie Moore Center RPI
1955 Phil Hilton* Defenceman Colorado College
1956 Lorne Howes Goaltender Michigan
1957 Bob McCusker Left Wing Colorado College
1958 Murray Massier Center Denver
1959 Reg Morelli Forward North Dakota
1960 Lou Angotti* Right Wing Michigan Tech
Bob Marquis* Center Boston University
Barry Urbanski* Goaltender Boston University
1961 Bill Masterton Center Denver
1962 Lou Angotti Right Wing Michigan Tech
1963 Al McLean Center North Dakota
1964 Bob Gray Goaltender Michigan
1965 Gary Milroy Center Michigan Tech
1966 Gaye Cooley Goaltender Michigan State
1967 Walt Stanowski Defenceman Cornell
1968 Gerry Powers Goaltender Denver
1969 Keith Magnuson Defenceman Denver
1970 Dan Lodboa Defenceman Cornell
1971 Dan Brady Goaltender Boston University

Note: * Recipient did not play for the National Champion

Year Winner Position School
1972 Tim Regan Goaltender Boston University
1973 Dean Talafous Right Wing Wisconsin
1974 Brad Shelstad Goaltender Minnesota
1975 Jim Warden Goaltender Michigan Tech
1976 Tom Vannelli Center Minnesota
1977 Julian Baretta Goaltender Wisconsin
1978 Jack O'Callahan Defenceman Boston University
1979 Steve Janaszak Goaltender Minnesota
1980 Doug Smail Right Wing North Dakota
1981 Marc Behrend Goaltender Wisconsin
1982 Phil Sykes Left Wing North Dakota
1983 Marc Behrend Goaltender Wisconsin
1984 Gary Kruzich Goaltender Bowling Green
1985 Chris Terreri* Goaltender Providence
1986 Mike Donnelly Left Wing Michigan State
1987 Tony Hrkac Center North Dakota
1988 Bruce Hoffort Goaltender Lake Superior State
1989 Ted Donato Left Wing Harvard
1990 Chris Tancill Right Wing Wisconsin
1991 Scott Beattie Center Northern Michigan
1992 Paul Constantin Left Wing Lake Superior State
1993 Jim Montgomery Center Maine
1994 Sean Tallaire Right Wing Lake Superior State
1995 Chris O'Sullivan Forward Boston University
1996 Brendan Morrison Center Michigan
1997 Matt Henderson Left Wing North Dakota

Year Winner Position School
1998 Marty Turco Goaltender Michigan
1999 Alfie Michaud Goaltender Maine
2000 Lee Goren Right Wing North Dakota
2001 Chuck Kobasew Right Wing Boston College
2002 Grant Potulny Center Minnesota
2003 Thomas Vanek Right Wing Minnesota
2004 Adam Berkhoel Goaltender Denver
2005 Peter Mannino Goaltender Denver
2006 Robbie Earl Left Wing Wisconsin
2007 Justin Abdelkader Left Wing Michigan State
2008 Nathan Gerbe Left Wing Boston College
2009 Colby Cohen Defenceman Boston University
2010 Ben Smith Right Wing Boston College
2011 J. T. Brown Right Wing Minnesota–Duluth
2012 Parker Milner Goaltender Boston College
2013 Andrew Miller Center Yale
2014 Shayne Gostisbehere Defenseman Union

Winners by school
School Winners
Boston University 8
North Dakota 7
Denver 6
Wisconsin 6
Michigan 5
Minnesota 5
Boston College 4
Michigan Tech 4
Colorado College 3
Lake Superior State 3
Michigan State 3
Cornell 2
Dartmouth 2
Maine 2
Bowling Green 1
Brown 1
Harvard 1
Minnesota–Duluth 1
Northern Michigan 1
Providence 1
RPI 1
Union 1
Yale 1

Winners by position
Position Winners
Center 14
Right Wing 11
Left Wing 9
Forward 3
Defenceman 7
Goaltender 25

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. "NCAA Division I Awards", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2013-07-17. 
  2. "Men’s Division I NCAA tournament", USCHO.com. Retrieved on 2013-07-18. 

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