Senior forward Blake Geoffrion (Brentwood, Tenn.) added to his list of laurels when it was announced on Thursday that he is USCHO.com’s National Player of the Year.
The Nashville Predator prospect has already captured the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the InsideCollegeHockey.com’s National Player of the Year laurel, First-Team All-America and WCHA honors and was named NCAA West Regional Most Valuable Player in his senior season alone.
The senior finished fourth on the team with 50 points (28-22=50) on the nation’s third-highest scoring team. However, Geoffrion stepped up when it mattered most. In eight postseason games, he tallied seven goals and 13 points. In them, he notched two game-winning goals, three power-play goals and a first goal.
Nationally, he collected a sixth-best .70 goals-per-game mark and scored on nearly a quarter of his shot attempts. His 28 goals placed him in third nationally at season’s end.
His defense also did not go unnoticed throughout the season. Geoffrion was a prominent presence in the one of the nation’s top power-play killing teams, which finished the year at a respectable 84.9 percent. The senior did all the little things that helped the Badgers succeed. He was the Badgers’ top faceoff artist by winning nearly 60 percent of faceoffs in the season.
As a senior, Geoffrion also led off the ice. As one of the team’s three captains, he was consistently the team’s vocal motivator in and out of the rink. A consumer science major and second-round pick in the 2006 NHL Draft, Geoffrion was the perfect fit for USCHO.com’s National Player of the Year.