EDINA, Minn. – April 8, 2016 – Capping a stellar senior campaign in which he helped Michigan Tech to a share of its first Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) regular season championship in 40 years, Huskies' co-captain Alex Petan has been named a CCM Hockey Division I Second Team All-American. The group of 24 All-Americans for 2015-16 was chosen by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA).
Petan, a top ten finalist for the 2016 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, was a driving force behind Michigan Tech's 23-9-5 campaign and the Huskies' run to a share of the MacNaughton Cup for the first time since 1976. The forward from Delta, British Columbia paced the WCHA in league play with 16 goals and 29 points (13 assists). He also tied for the overall league lead with 18 goals, while his 33 points (15 assists) ranked third. The senior paced the WCHA with a .655 mark in the face-off circle, while his four game-winning goals tied for second. Petan recorded at least a point in 22 of his 36 overall games, including 19 of 27 conference contests. The Huskies' co-captain was at his best during Tech's 10-1-3 WCHA binge after Dec. 11, tallying 15 points and netting four game-winning goals among his 10 overall markers.
After completing his collegiate career, Petan signed an amateur tryout contract with the Iowa Wild, the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild. He has tallied an assist and seven shots on goal in his first four professional contests with Iowa.
To see the entire list of this season's All-Americans, please click here for the AHCA press release.