Hobey Baker Watch: Can Atkinson, Gibbons or Muse Bring Home This Year's Hobey Baker?

Cam Atkinson #13 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates a third period goal while playing the Wisconsin Badgers during the championship game of the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four on April 10, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

There has been no shortage of trophies added to BC's Conte Forum trophy case over the last 10 seasons. There's three National Championships, six Frozen Fours, five Hockey East Tournament championships, four regular season titles and four Beanpots, all in the last ten years.

However, for college hockey's most dominant program over the last decade, one individual trophy has been noticeably absent from BC's trophy case -- the Hobey Baker Award.

Not since 2000 (Mike Mottau) has Chestnut Hill been home to the Hobey Baker.

That doesn't mean BC has been without their share of close calls over the last decade. Nathan Gerbe was the program's most recent Hobey Baker finalist in 2008, while Chris Collins (2006), Patrick Eaves (2005), Tony Voce (2004), Ben Eaves (2003) and Brian Gionta (2001) were similarly honored as a finalist for college hockey's top individual honor.

Hobey Baker Award fan voting opened this week, and BC has three of Hockey East's 17 players on this year's ballot -- goalie John Muse and forwards Cam Atkinson and Brian Gibbons. Having already won two National Championships, Muse is in the midst of the best regular season of his four years on the Heights. In 16 starts, Muse is 13-3-0 with a .937 save percentage (good for third nationally) and a 1.96 goals against average (8th best). Atkinson is tied for second nationally with 16 goals, and is averaging 1.35 points a game. Meanwhile, Gibbons 26 points through 20 games has him averaging 1.30 points a game. 

Could this be the year BC adds the Hobey Baker Award back to the Conte Forum trophy case?

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