Dylan Larkin named Big Ten freshman of the year; Hyman takes scoring crown

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By @MichaelCaples –

The Big Ten has announced their top individual awards for the 2014-15 season, and one is going to a University of Michigan rookie who is certainly familiar with the Hockeytown audience.

The conference announced today that Dylan Larkin (Waterford) has been named their freshman of the year.

Larkin, a Detroit Red Wings draft pick, ranked second in the Big Ten with 32 points this year, while tying for second with 21 assists.

His 32 points were 16 more than any other freshmen in Big Ten contests.

Overall, Larkin has recorded 43 points in his NCAA debut season, good for 16th in the entire country.

Hyman claims scoring title

While Larkin had quite the season, his linemate racked up even more points.

Senior forward Zach Hyman, a Hobey Baker candidate, recorded 33 points in conference play, just enough to pass Larkin for the scoring title. He recorded 12 goals and 21 assists in 20 Big Ten games.

Hyman has 49 points in NCAA play, which puts him in seventh place in all of college hockey.