HWAA 2017: State-by-State MVPs
We pick the best players by home state in honor of USA Hockey’s Hockey Week Across America


USA Hockey’s Hockey Week Across America expanded to a week-long celebration this year in honor of its 10th anniversary. The event is designed to celebrate the sport and provide opportunities for those who haven’t been exposed to it.

Check out our Infographic below

In the spirit of celebrating hockey across all corners of the U.S. – and has we have done for six straight years now – College Hockey Inc. is saluting the top contributors in Division I men’s hockey from each state this season.

In all, 43 states plus the District of Columbia are represented on Division I rosters, from Minnesota (203 players) to Alabama, D.C., Kansas, Kentucky, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon and South Dakota (1 each).

Click the link above to see our infographic featuring all of the selections. As you can imagine, picking the one “best” player from some states was a huge challenge. We based decisions on this year’s performance and gave an edge to those players whose teams have performed well.

Think we made a poor choice in your state? Let us know on Twitter and tag @collegehockey.

Hockey Week Across America events include “Wear Your Favorite Hockey Jersey Day” on Friday and nationwide opportunities on Saturday to try hockey for free. For more information visit hockeyweekendacrossamerica.com.