CALGARY — Rob Hennigar admits his road to a professional hockey has been unconventional.
An oustanding four-year career at the University of New Brunswick garnered him a contract with the New York Islanders earlier this month before he won the BLG Award as Canada's top male university athlete Monday.
Volleyball player Laetitia Tchoualack, who left a pro career in France to become a student-athlete at the University of Montreal, was named the country's top female university athlete.
Both received trophies and a US$10,000 scholarship to attend graduate school at a Canadian university.
Hennigar, a 25-year-old from Jordan, Ont., finished first in Canadian Interuniversity Sports scoring with 15 goals and 43 assists in 27 games and he was also named the CIS men's hockey player of the year.