The Hobey Baker Memorial Award selection committee whittled the list down to its three finalists -- the Hobey "Hat Trick" -- on Wednesday. The three finalists are St. Lawrence's Greg Carey, St. Cloud State's Nic Dowd and Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau.
The winner, which will be undoubtedly be Johnny "Hockey" Gaudreau, will be announced next Friday at the Frozen Four in Philadelphia.
Gaudreau has 35 goals, 42 assists for 77 points in 39 games this season -- leading the nation in all three categories. He's 20 points clear of SLU's Greg Carey and has more assists (42) than Dowd has points (39). Oh, and Gaudreau has a +41 plus-minus, also tops in the nation.
In a minor upset, Boston College's Kevin Hayes did not make this year's Hat Trick. Gaudreau and his line mate run 1-2 in scoring nationally this year, with Hayes tallying nine more goals and six more points than Carey, who sits third nationally in scoring.
Not much left to say about this year's Hobey Baker Award race. Check back a week from Friday when Johnny Gaudreau becomes the third Boston College Eagle to take home college hockey's top honor.
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