The Patty Kazmaier Award will be given to the country’s most outstanding player in women’s college hockey, starting this year. The award will be given annually, and is sponsored by the USA Hockey Foundation.
The winner of the award, the women’s hockey analogue to the Hobey Baker Award, will be selected by an 11-member selection committee made up of women’s ice hockey coaches, representatives of print and broadcast media, and a representative of USA Hockey.
Ten candidates will be announced in January, with three finalists announced March 13, in conjunction with the ECAC Championship. The winner of the award will be announced April 1st in Boston, Mass., at the Boston Madison Square Garden Club, during the NCAA Championship Weekend.