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Gaudreau highlights Hobey Baker Hat Trick finalists

Apr 2, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

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St. Lawrence’s Greg Carey, St. Cloud State’s Nic Dowd and Boston College’s Johnny Gaudreau have been named the three “Hat Trick” finalists for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award, it was announced on Wednesday.

Carey — who led the Saints in scoring for the last four years and was named co-Player of the Year in the ECAC — and Dowd, who was named first-team NCHC and Defensive Forward of the Year, have both enjoyed tremendous campaigns but will be hard-pressed to beat Gaudreau, a Hobey Hat Trick finalist for the second straight season.

To say Gaudreau dominated the collegiate hockey landscape this year would be an understatement. The Calgary draftee notched an eye-popping 35 goals, 42 assists and 77 points in 39 games this year, finishing first in the country in all three statistical categories. He recorded at least one point in all but two games this year and tied Paul Kariya’s Hockey East record with a 31-game point streak.

Should Gaudreau win the Hobey, he’ll be the third Boston College player to do it and the first since Mike Mottau took home the award in 2000.

  1. thegreatmorpheos - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Why even nominate anyone other than Gaudreau? Just give him the award already; he has earned it.

    • guitarhunterdude - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:51 PM

      Thumbed down because eff BC. GO GOPHERS!

  2. ibieiniid - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    [from that photo]

    can’t think of a joke. something about Colonnade needing to be the name of a laxative. fill in the blank and laugh at the funny, funny joke I said.

    • ibieiniid - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      laxative sports drink*

  3. bildomac07 - Apr 2, 2014 at 2:01 PM

    Gaudreau has been nothing short of dominant and he and his linemate Bill Arnold are both Flames prospects. It’ll be interesting to watch what happens with the two of them going forward and how effective Gaudreau is at the next level.

  4. shawnthehockeykid - Apr 2, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Don’t forget about his size too. He is very small playing in a rather physical conference. (You know if you watched Providence last weekend) Very impressive 3 zone play. He isn’t some kind of offensive mastermind. He plays on the PK. Just what Calgary needs. I could see him in the top 6 next year.

    • pastabelly - Apr 2, 2014 at 4:01 PM

      Gaudreau won’t have the same advantage in speed in the NHL as he has in Hockey East. He is an exciting player and it would be a great story if this all works out for him in the NHL.

    • thegreatmorpheos - Apr 2, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      “He isn’t some kind of offensive mastermind”???????????????

      Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot are you thinking with an idiotic statement like that?

      “35 goals, 42 assists and 77 points in 39 games”

      “finishing first in the country in all three statistical categories”

      “He recorded at least one point in all but two games this year and tied Paul Kariya’s Hockey East record with a 31-game point streak.”

      It’s amazing you could even type that comment, being brain dead like you obviously are.

  5. onetimergal - Apr 2, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Isn’t the Hobey about a couple other things than JUST hockey skills? I don’t see a lot being mentioned about Gaudreau’s grades or his outside civic contributions……that being said he has torn it up this year and hopefully BC will kick some A on the Gophers or NDAK.

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