The preseason accolades continue to roll in for Minnesota sophomore Jordan Schroeder, who has most recently been named to the preseason All-American team by College Hockey News.
Schroeder is also the Western Collegiate Hockey Association's preseason Player of the Year by both the coaches and the media. He was the WCHA Rookie of the Year and was a second-team All-WCHA selection after ranking third in the country with 45 points and 32 assists in 2008-09. Schroeder was also recognized by College Hockey News last season as the publication's National Rookie of the Year. He is the only underclassman among the six preseason first-team selections.
Schroeder, a Prior Lake, Minn. native, was the first round pick by the Vancouver Canucks and the 22nd player taken overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He will face another of the preseason All-Americans in the Gophers' season opener when they take on North Dakota and returning WCHA Defensive Player of the Year Chay Genoway.
The other preseason All-Americans are Princeton senior goaltender Zane Kalemba, Michigan junior forward Louie Caporusso, Colgate senior forward David McIntyre and Notre Dame senior defenseman Ian Cole.