Hobey Baker Award

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Hobey Baker Award
The Hobey Baker Award trophy
SportIce hockey
Awarded forNCAA player who best "exhibits strength of character both on and off the ice" and "contributes to the integrity of the team and displays outstanding skills in all phases of the game".[1]
First award1981
First winnerNeal Broten (Minnesota)
Most recentMacklin Celebrini (Boston University)

The Hobey Baker Award is an annual award given to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men's ice hockey player. It has been awarded 44 times. It is named for Hall of Famer Hobey Baker, who played college hockey at Princeton University and died shortly after World War I.

The original statue for the award was commissioned and awarded by the Decathlon Athletic Club (now defunct) in Bloomington, Minnesota. The model for the award trophy was Steve Christoff, who played for the University of Minnesota and in the National Hockey League.[2]

Award winners[edit]

* Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
Year Winner Position School Born
1981 Neal Broten Center Minnesota Roseau, Minnesota
1982 George McPhee Left wing Bowling Green Guelph, Ontario
1983 Mark Fusco Defense Harvard Burlington, Massachusetts
1984 Tom Kurvers Defense Minnesota–Duluth Minneapolis, Minnesota
1985 Bill Watson Right wing Minnesota–Duluth Pine Falls, Manitoba
1986 Scott Fusco Center Harvard Burlington, Massachusetts
1987 Tony Hrkac Center North Dakota Thunder Bay, Ontario
1988 Robb Stauber Goaltender Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota
1989 Lane MacDonald Left wing Harvard Tulsa, Oklahoma
1990 Kip Miller Center Michigan State Lansing, Michigan
1991 David Emma Center Boston College Cranston, Rhode Island
1992 Scott Pellerin Left wing Maine Shediac, New Brunswick
1993 Paul Kariya* Left wing Maine Vancouver, British Columbia
1994 Chris Marinucci Left wing Minnesota–Duluth Grand Rapids, Minnesota
1995 Brian Holzinger Center Bowling Green Parma, Ohio
1996 Brian Bonin Center Minnesota White Bear Lake, Minnesota
1997 Brendan Morrison Center Michigan Pitt Meadows, British Columbia
1998 Chris Drury Left wing Boston University Trumbull, Connecticut
1999 Jason Krog Center New Hampshire Fernie, British Columbia
2000 Mike Mottau Defense Boston College Boston, Massachusetts
2001 Ryan Miller Goaltender Michigan State East Lansing, Michigan
2002 Jordan Leopold Defense Minnesota Golden Valley, Minnesota
2003 Peter Sejna Left wing Colorado College Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
2004 Junior Lessard Right wing Minnesota–Duluth Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec
2005 Marty Sertich Center Colorado College Roseville, Minnesota
2006 Matt Carle Defense Denver Anchorage, Alaska
2007 Ryan Duncan Left wing North Dakota Calgary, Alberta
2008 Kevin Porter Center Michigan Northville, Michigan
2009 Matt Gilroy Defense Boston University North Bellmore, New York
2010 Blake Geoffrion Center Wisconsin Plantation, Florida
2011 Andy Miele Left wing Miami Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
2012 Jack Connolly Center Minnesota–Duluth Duluth, Minnesota
2013 Drew LeBlanc Center St. Cloud State Duluth, Minnesota
2014 Johnny Gaudreau Left wing Boston College Salem, New Jersey
2015 Jack Eichel Center Boston University North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
2016 Jimmy Vesey Left wing Harvard Boston, Massachusetts
2017 Will Butcher Defense Denver Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
2018 Adam Gaudette Center Northeastern Braintree, Massachusetts
2019 Cale Makar Defense Massachusetts Calgary, Alberta
2020 Scott Perunovich Defense Minnesota–Duluth Hibbing, Minnesota
2021 Cole Caufield Right wing Wisconsin Stevens Point, Wisconsin
2022 Dryden McKay Goaltender Minnesota State Downers Grove, Illinois
2023 Adam Fantilli Center Michigan Nobleton, Ontario
2024 Macklin Celebrini Center Boston University North Vancouver, British Columbia

Award finalists[edit]

Year Finalists Position School Finalists Position School
1981 Steve Ulseth Left wing Minnesota
1982 Ron Scott Goaltender Michigan St.
1983 Randy Velischek Defense Providence
1984 Cleon Daskalakis Goaltender Boston University
1985 Scott Fusco Center Harvard
1986 Dan Dorion Right wing Western Michigan
1987 Wayne Gagné Defense Western Michigan
1988 Mark Vermette Right wing Lake Superior State
1989 Robb Stauber Goaltender Minnesota
1990 Greg Brown Defense Boston College
1991 Brad Werenka Defense Northern Michigan
1992 Daniel Laperriere Defense St. Lawrence
1993 Greg Johnson Center North Dakota
1994 Craig Conroy Center Clarkson
1995 Chris Imes Defense Maine
1996 Jay Pandolfo Left wing Boston University
1997 Chris Drury Left wing Boston University
1998 Chad Alban Goaltender Michigan St.
1999 Mike York Center Michigan St.
2000 Steve Reinprecht Center Wisconsin
2001 Brian Gionta Right wing Boston College Jeff Panzer Center North Dakota
2002 Mark Hartigan Center St. Cloud State Darren Haydar Right wing New Hampshire
2003 Chris Kunitz Left wing Ferris State David LeNeveu Goaltender Cornell
2004 Yann Danis Goaltender Brown Zach Parise Left wing North Dakota
2005 Brett Sterling Left wing Colorado College David McKee Goaltender Cornell
2006 Brian Elliott Goaltender Wisconsin Chris Collins Left wing Boston College
2007 David Brown Goaltender Notre Dame Eric Ehn Center Air Force
2008 Ryan Jones Right wing Miami University Nathan Gerbe Left wing Boston College
2009 Brad Thiessen Goaltender Northeastern Colin Wilson Left wing Boston University
2010 Gustav Nyquist Left wing Maine Bobby Butler Right wing New Hampshire
2011 Matt Frattin Right wing North Dakota Cam Atkinson Right wing Boston College
2012 Spencer Abbott Left wing Maine Austin Smith Right wing Colgate
2013 Eric Hartzell Goaltender Quinnipiac Johnny Gaudreau Center Boston College
2014 Greg Carey Left wing St. Lawrence Nic Dowd Center St. Cloud State
2015 Jimmy Vesey Center Harvard Zane McIntyre Goaltender North Dakota
2016 Kyle Connor Left wing Michigan Thatcher Demko Goaltender Boston College
2017 Zach Aston-Reese Center Northeastern Mike Vecchione Center Union
2018 Ryan Donato Center Harvard Henrik Borgström Center Denver
2019 Adam Fox Defense Harvard Jimmy Schuldt Defense St. Cloud State
2020 Jeremy Swayman Goaltender Maine Jordan Kawaguchi Center North Dakota
2021 Dryden McKay Goaltender Minnesota State Shane Pinto Center North Dakota
2022 Bobby Brink Right wing Denver Ben Meyers Center Minnesota
2023 Matthew Knies Left wing Minnesota Logan Cooley Center Minnesota
2024 Jackson Blake Right wing North Dakota Cutter Gauthier Forward Boston College

Finalists by school[edit]

Finalists by school
School Finalists
Boston College 8
North Dakota 8
Minnesota 5
Boston University 5
Harvard 4
Maine 4
Michigan State 3
St. Cloud State 3
Cornell 2
Denver 2
New Hampshire 2
Northeastern 2
St. Lawrence 2
Western Michigan 2
Wisconsin 2
Air Force 1
Brown 1
Clarkson 1
Colgate 1
Colorado College 1
Ferris State 1
Lake Superior State 1
Miami University 1
Michigan 1
Minnesota State 1
Northern Michigan 1
Notre Dame 1
Providence 1
Quinnipiac 1
Union 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Criteria / Selection – Hobey Baker Memorial Award". hobeybaker.com. Archived from the original on January 20, 2023. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  2. ^ Vintage Minnesota Hockey.com. "Hobey Baker Award". Retrieved 2 January 2013.

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