Trevor Hamilton Named Big Ten Defenseman of the Year

By Kaitlyn Dividock on March 13, 2018 at 3:06 pm
Trevor Hamilton Named Defensive Player Of the Year.

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After being named as a finalist last week, senior blueliner Trevor Hamilton was officially crowned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Tuesday afternoon.

Hamilton is known around the conference as one of the hardest hitting guys in all of college hockey, but this honor is a testament to how well-rounded his game actually is on both ends of the rink. He's a dynamic 200-foot player.

Hamilton is noted for how much of a presence he has at the top of the zone, how well he can create offense, and how great of a set-up guy he is. He leads all Penn State and conference defenseman with 29 points (six goals, 23 assists) and is tied with Nate Sucese for third overall. Hamilton is beat only by the likes of big names like Andrew Sturtz and Brandon Biro -- both of whom are forwards. Hamilton also leads all Big Ten defensemen in hits (44) and blocked shots (104).

Along with his Defensive Player of the Year nod, Hamilton was also named to the Big Ten's first team with other great players like Michigan's cooper Marody, Notre Dame's Jake Evans, Jordan Gross, and Cale Morris, and Ohio State's Tanner Laczynski.

Penn State is awaiting an inevitable NCAA Tournament invitation. The Lions will be back in action in the first round in Allentown, Pa. for the Midwest Regionals. Their opponent has yet to be determined.