BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Senior Troy Loggins (Huntington Beach, Calif.) capped his Northern Michigan University Hockey career by being named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year as voted on by the 10 WCHA coaches.
Loggins finished his senior season 23 goals and 17 assists for 40 total points. His 23 goals placed him in a tie for second in the NCAA while finishing the year tied for first nationally with 10 power play goals and three shorthanded goals. He also led the country with 155 shots on goal. Appearing in all 39 games, Loggins started 20 contests.
The senior is a two-time First Team All-WCHA selection and was recently named the WCHA Offensive Player of the Year. He was named the WCHA Forward of the Week two times this season.
Against rival Michigan Technological University, Loggins notched his first career hat trick as he scored three goals Friday, March 1 at Michigan Tech. He followed it with two goals Saturday on Senior Day to give him five points for the second-straight weekend. The week prior in a sweep over Lake Superior State University, he notched two goals and three assists to help the Wildcats retain the Cappo Cup.
The three goals at Tech were a season-high and he achieved two goals in three more games during his senior season. His 23 goals also matched his total from last season. For his career, Loggins appeared in 136 games and finished with 56 goals and 50 assists for a total of 106 points.
Loggins is the first WCHA Player of the Year in program history and is the second to earn a top overall player award from the WCHA as Scott Beattie was named the league's Most Valuable Player in 1991. Loggins is the sixth player to achieve a conference top player of the year award as four players were named Central Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year during the team's tenure in the CCHA.
After finishing his career as a Wildcats, Loggins will continue his hockey career with the Grand Rapids Griffins, a member of the AHL and affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.
NMU finished the 2018-19 season in the WCHA Semifinals.