Goalie Brady Hjelle Named First Team All-American

By Jason Priestas on April 13, 2013 at 11:04a
Ohio State goalie Brady Hjelle was named first team All-American

Senior goalie Brady Hjelle has been named 2012-13 AHCA/CCM Hockey First Team All-American. Hjelle, a native of International Falls, Minn., becomes just the third Buckeye to earn first team honors.

He had a CCHA-best 1.89 goals-against average in conference games among starters and a 2.00 goals-against-average, which was good enough for the second-best mark in Ohio State history. His .935 save percentage, good for sixth in the NCAA, was  a program record.

Congratulations, Brady.

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southbymidwest's picture

Great honor. Great job Brady. Congratulations!

slovak71's picture

That is great!! Congrats to Brady!!! Well deserved!!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Between Brady and Bobs (CBJ goalie Sergei Bobrovsky), Columbus is home to two of the best goalies in the country. If the CBJ make the playoffs, Bobs should be in line for a Vezina.

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William's picture

Bobrovsky should win the Vezina anyway, and if the CBJ make the playoffs, he should be in the running for the Hart...

BrewstersMillions's picture

How's that job at the power plant, Homer? Come on man. I get that you like the Jackets and Bob's been great buy Hart? No way. A goalie hasn't won that award since 2001-2002. Bob's year isn't of the historical variety that shows up by winning an award players of his position just don't win all that much. I get it, you like the Jackets but this is among the most ridiculous pro Jackets things you've ever said. Playoffs or not, the Hart is going to Sid, Getzlaf, or Toews. It'd be really hard to ignore what Ovie's been doing since Feb 1. Over his last 23 games-a stretch that has seen Washington go 16-7, Alex has 18 goals, 29 points, and is playing at a +10. Dude pretty much picked up Washington and carried them to the playoffs.
The Vezina isn't an impossibility.. He compares favorable to Rask, Emery, and Anderson, and I would say Emery having a goalie with similar stats on his own roster will probably cost him. I'd bet Tukka wins it but if Bob did, I'd certainly consider him deserving. He has some time to pad his win total numbers but I do think his meh record (by comparsion) will end up doing him in, which isn't entirely fair as losses aren't usually on a guy saving %94 of the shots he sees.

William's picture

Oh I don't think Bobrovsky should win it the Hart, but I think he should be in consideration for it... Crosby deserves the Hart, but Bobrovsky deserves mention. 
Also of all goalies that have played at least 30 games Bobrovsky is first in save percentage and 2nd in GAA. He deserves the Vezina...

NC_Buckeye's picture

We've had two awesome goalies in a row under Osiecki. First Cal Heeter, then Brady Hjelle. Hope Collin Olson can maintain this level of excellence next year.