GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Former University of North Dakota defenseman Tucker Poolman, who signed with the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets following the 2016-17 season, has been named to U.S. College Hockey Online’s All-USCHO Second Team.
It marked yet another postseason accolade for the East Grand Forks, Minn., native, who earlier this month was named to the 2016-17 AHCA/CCM All-America West First Team. Poolman signed with Winnipeg on March 30, forgoing his senior year of eligibility.
Poolman collected seven goals and a team-leading 23 assists for 30 points in 38 games as a junior. He also led the Fighting Hawks with a plus-18 rating. Earlier this spring, Poolman was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Defensive Defenseman of the Year and earned All-NCHC First Team honors. He was also named to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff All-Tournament Team.
Poolman helped lead UND to an NCAA tournament berth in each of his three seasons, including a national championship in 2015-16. Poolman was also a member of back-to-back Penrose Cup winners as NCHC regular-season champions in 2014-15 and 2015-16.
In 118 collegiate games, Poolman amassed 20 goals and 72 points with a plus-44 rating and he leaves ranked tied for ninth all-time among UND defensemen with 10 career power-play goals.
All-USCHO First Team:
F: Zach Aston-Reese, Sr., Northeastern
F: Alex Iafallo, Sr., Minnesota Duluth
F: Mike Vecchione, Sr., Union
D: Will Butcher, Sr., Denver
D: Adam Fox, Fr., Harvard
G: Tanner Jaillet, Jr., Denver
All-USCHO Second Team:
F: Anders Bjork, Jr., Notre Dame
F: Henrik Borgstrom, Fr., Denver
F: Tyler Kelleher, Sr., New Hampshire
D: Tucker Poolman, Jr., North Dakota
D: Dylan Zink, Sr., UMass Lowell
G: Charles Williams, Sr., Canisius
All-USCHO Third Team:
F: Spencer Foo, Jr., Union
F: Joe Gambardella, Sr., UMass Lowell
F: Troy Terry, So., Denver
D: Charlie McAvoy, So., Boston University
D: Neal Pionk, So., Minnesota Duluth
G: Hunter Miska, So., Minnesota Duluth