Snuggerud returns to the team as the defending B1G scoring champion, sharing the title with Logan Cooley last season. Snuggerud had a 50-point campaign during his freshman year, recording a point in 29 of 40 games played. Mittelstadt stood out in the national semifinals, scoring two goals, including the game-winner, and was named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team. Brodzinski, the second-leading scorer for the team, had 31 points last season and was selected as an alternate captain. Koster will serve as team captain for his senior season, and Close was a Mike Richter Award Semifinalist last year. Chesley made an immediate impact as a freshman, reaching double-digit points in 36 games played.
The Preseason All-Big Ten First Team includes players from Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio State. The Second Team features players from Michigan, Minnesota, and Notre Dame. Honorable mentions include players from Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Penn State, and Ohio State.
In the preseason poll, Minnesota was voted as the top team, followed by Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Penn State, and Ohio State.