Central Wisconsin native Cole Caufield has been named the Big Ten Player of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.
Caufield is the eighth Badger to take home the award, and the first since 2009.
The 2019 Montreal Canadiens first-round pick led the conference in scoring with 24 goals and 43 total points in 24 games played. Nobody was closer than 10 points and 10 goals away from him.
Caufield was also named to the All-Big Ten first team, as was teammate Dylan Holloway.
Head Coach Tony Granato was named the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year.
Caufield's older brother, Brock, earned Wisconsin Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for his play. He finished as the only member of the team without a penalty.