Junior defenseman Zach Redmond (Traverse City) of the Ferris State University men's ice hockey team has received honorable mention recognition for the 2009-10 Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Preseason All-Conference Team as announced this Tuesday (Sept. 29) by the CCHA.
Redmond, who also earned honorable mention laurels on the 2008-09 CCHA Preseason All-Conference Team, was among six players to garner such recognition and was Ferris State's lone representative on one of the three preseason squads. The preseason teams were selected by the league's 12 head coaches and coaches weren't allowed to vote for their own players.
The 2008-09 FSU Most Valuable Player, Redmond placed second in team scoring last season with a career season-best 24 points on three goals with 21 assists in 38 contests. He also recorded a team-high 62 blocked shots to go with two power-play goals and one game-tying marker for the 2008-09 season. Redmond, who was chosen as the CCHA's Defenseman of the Week (Oct. 27) a season ago, compiled a team fourth-best four multiple-point game performances and totaled a squad-leading four multi-assist game efforts in 2008-09. The 6-2, 201-pound blueliner tallied at least a point in 17 of the team's 38 2008-09 season outings.
Redmond finished 45th last season among the CCHA's overall points leaders and ranked 36th in scoring for league games only.
In his 2007-08 freshman season, Redmond paced all Bulldog defensemen in scoring with 19 points on six goals and 13 assists in 37 outings and was tabbed as a CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention pick. The 2007-08 FSU Rookie of the Year Award winner placed sixth in team scoring and produced the second highest points total among the Bulldogs' freshmen skaters for the 2007-08 campaign.
Redmond was the third player to be selected in the final round of the 2008 National Hockey League's (NHL) Entry Draft as the Atlanta Thrashers selected him with the 184th overall pick.
Redmond and his Ferris State teammates will be in action this Sunday (Oct. 4) afternoon as the Bulldogs entertain the Wilfred Laurier (Ontario) Golden Hawks in a 2:05 p.m. (EDT) exhibition contest at FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.