Former Minnesota Magicians forward Marc Michaelis has been named Rookie of the Year for the Western Collegiate Hockey Conference (WCHA). Michaelis played with the Magicians during the 2014-2015 season when he made his commitment to Minnesota State-Mankato.
Michaelis put together one of the most impressive rookie campaigns in Minnesota State history, leading the team with 36 points – the second-most by a Maverick freshman in the program’s Division I history. A first-team All-WCHA and WCHA All-Rookie Team selection, he scored 14 goals and collected 22 assists in 39 games, amassing what is currently the fourth-most points by a NCAA freshman. The Hockey Commissioners’ Association Division I National Rookie of the Month for December, Michaelis tallied at least one point in 24 contests overall.
The native of Mannheim, Germany ranked second in the WCHA scoring race with 28 points in 28 league games, just two points shy of becoming the third freshman in conference history – and first in 46 years – to win a scoring title. Michaelis also paced WCHA rookies in goals (13), points, goals-per-game (0.46), points-per-game (1.00), power-play goals (6), power-play points (13), short-handed goals (2) and hat tricks (1).