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Cole Caufield wins Hobey Baker Award, three Badgers get All-American hockey honors

Wisconsin's Cole Caufield during an NCAA hockey game against the Boston College on Friday, Oct....
Wisconsin's Cole Caufield during an NCAA hockey game against the Boston College on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)(WSAW)
Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 5:41 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 9, 2021 at 10:33 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Three of University of Wisconsin- Madison’s men’s hockey team forwards are All-Americans, marking the first time in school history that this has happened.

Sophomore Cole Caufield earned 2021 First-Team honors while sophomore Dylan Holloway and senior Linus Weissbach received second-team honors, the team announced Friday.

Caufield also won the Hobey Baker Award. Caufield leads in national score charts, making 30 goals and 22 assists in 31 games.

Caufield edged North Dakota forward Shane Pinto and Minnesota State goaltender Dryden McKay. He also had an assist Friday night in the Laval Rocket’s 5-3 victory over the Toronto Marlies in an American Hockey League game.

The Stevens Point-native was also the Big Ten Player of the Year and part of the 2021 NCAA East Regional and Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament teams.

The 20-year-old Montreal prospect had 30 goals and 52 points in 31 games with the Badgers to lead all college players.

He signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Canadiens. From Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the 5-foot-7 right wing helped the United States win the 2021 world junior championship.

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