Bulldogs' MVP Named To Michigan College Hockey.com's Second Team

*2008-09 Michigan College Hockey.com Awards Release*

Sophomore defenseman Zach Redmond (Traverse City) of the Ferris State University men's ice hockey team has been chosen as a second-team honoree by MichiganCollegeHockey.com (MiCHO) for its 2008-09 season award winners.

Zach Redmond
Zach Redmond of Ferris State has been named to the 2008-09 All-MiCHO Second Team.
MiCHO selected a first, second, third, and all-rookie team from the seven NCAA Division I men's ice hockey programs in the state of Michigan - Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan, and Western Michigan.

Redmond was the lone Ferris State skater to receive accolades by MiCHO, which was started in 2001 and has been a primary source for college hockey fans in the state. Michigan's Aaron Palushaj was tabbed as the MiCHO Player of the Year while teammate David Wohlberg earned Rookie of the Year laurels. Erik Gustafsson of Northern Michigan picked up MiCHO Defenseman of the Year kudos and NMU netminder Brian Stewart received Goaltender of the Year honors. Their head coach, Walt Kyle was tabbed as MiCHO's Coach of the Year.

The 2008-09 FSU Most Valuable Player, Redmond placed second in team scoring this campaign with a career season-high 24 points on three goals and 21 assists in 38 games. The Bulldog assistant captain registered a squad-high 62 blocked shots to go with two power-play goals and one game-tying lamplighter this season. Redmond, who was chosen as the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's (CCHA) Defenseman of the Week (Oct. 27), compiled a a team fourth-best four multiple-point game performances while producing a squad-leading four multi-assist game efforts this season. A 2008-09 CCHA Preseason All-Conference Honorable Mention Team pick, Redmond tallied at least a point in 17 2008-09 outings.

A 2007-08 CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention selection, Redmond has currently recorded 43 career points with nine goals and 34 assists in 75 contests. The 6-1, 195-pound skater has also netted three power-play goals, one short-handed tally, one game-winning marker and eight multiple-point game performances while turning in a plus 14 efficiency rating for his two-year career.

Redmond was the third player selected in the seventh round of the 2008 National Hockey League's (NHL) Entry Draft as the Atlanta Thrashers selected him with the 184th overall pick.

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