The top 10 candidates for the 2012 Hobey Baker Memorial Award were announced Thursday night.
The 10 finalists were selected by voting from all 58 Division I college hockey head coaches and by online fan balloting at www.hobeybakeraward.com.
Next, the 23-member selection committee and an additional round of fan balloting (at www.hobeybakeraward.com from March 16 to 25) will determine this year’s Hobey Baker winner.
The Hobey Hat Trick will be announced on March 29 and the winner will be announced Friday, April 6 from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., during the Frozen Four.
2012 Hobey Baker Award Top Ten Finalists
|Spencer Abbott||F||Sr.||Maine||Leads nation in scoring (20-39-59)|
|Jack Connolly||F||Sr.||Minnesota-Duluth||Repeat nominee, never missed a college game (161 straight)|
|Brian Dumoulin||D||Jr.||Boston College||Leads all Hockey East defensemen in scoring (6-20-26)|
|Troy Grosenick||G||So.||Union||First Hobey candidate from Union|
|Shawn Hunwick||G||Sr.||Michigan||Tied for second in nation with 23 wins|
|Tim Kirby||D||Sr.||Air Force||Lone AHA rep, league MVP, best defenseman|
|Torey Krug||D||Jr.||Michigan State||Averages 29 mins/game, tied for lead in CCHA scoring|
|Justin Schultz||D||Jr.||Wisconsin||Repeat nominee, led nation in 'D' scoring with 44 points|
|Austin Smith||F||Sr.||Colgate||Leads nation with 36 goals and six shorthanded goals|
|Reilly Smith||F||Jr.||Miami||Second in NCAA with 27 goals and eight game winners lead nation|