When you sit back and think about some of the most influential and dominant hockey players (with an emphasis on U.S. born ones) who comes to mind? Chances are at least half of your top ten will feature players from one of the future Big Ten hockey schools.
That's why each week, we here at B1G Ice Hockey will be bringing you a spotlighted "B1G Player in Big Leagues."
So send us some recommendations of your favorite hockey player(s), past or present, former and current NHLers (or even playing some form of pro somewhere) from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State and we will try and feature them! Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter (@B1GIceHockey) and Facebook to share your ideas.
Jack Skille (Wisconsin)
Erik Johnson (Minnesota)
Erik Nystrom (Michigan)
Alex Goligoski (Minnesota)
Check back soon!