Gophers junior defenseman Mike Reilly was named a Hobey Baker finalist today, putting him in the top 10 for college hockey's highest honor. The award will be given at the Frozen Four on April 10 in Boston.
Reilly has six goals and 36 assists for 42 points, best among college hockey defensemen.
The Hobey Baker Award's criteria allows the 27-person selection committee to consider skills in all phases of the game, strength of character on and off the ice, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.
The other finalists are:
- Union senior forward Daniel Ciampini, who has 26 goals for the defending national champions.
- Boston University forward Jack Eichel, the first freshman candidate in 12 years, who leads the nation with 61 points in 34 games.
- Matt Garbowsky, a senior forward from RIT who has 26 goals and 24 assists.
- Michigan senior forward Zach Hyman, who has 49 points.
- Tanner Kero, a senior forward at Michigan Tech who has 45 points and was the WCHA scoring champion.
- Denver senior defenseman Joey LaLeggia, who has 13 goals and 25 assists.
- North Dakota goalie Zane McIntyre, who led his team to the NCHC title and is the school's career leader in goals-against average and saves percentage.
- Harvard junior forward Jimmy Vesey, who won the ECAC scoring title with 53 points and leads the nation with 27 goals.
- Robert Morris senior forward Cody Wydo, who has 19 goals and 22 assists for the AHA champions.