Gaudreau, Carey, Dowd make up 2014 Hobey Hat Trick

Boston College’s Johnny Gaudreau, St. Lawrence’s Greg Carey and St. Cloud State’s Nic Dowd, all forwards, are the top three vote-getters for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award.

The Hobey Baker Award Foundation revealed the Hobey Hat Trick on Wednesday.

The winner will be unveiled on Friday, April 11 in Philadelphia.

Gaudreau is the only member of the Hat Trick who will be part of the Frozen Four.

The national scoring leader and a Boston College junior, Gaudreau has 35 goals and 77 points in 39 games this season.

Carey was one of the top 10 finalists in 2013, and as a senior he posted 39 assists and 57 points in 38 games. A senior free agent, he signed last week with the Phoenix Coyotes.

Dowd was a first-team all-NCHC selection and the league’s defensive forward of the year and scholar-athlete of the year. He signed this week with the Los Angeles Kings after exhausting his eligibility.

The Hat Trick was selected from a group of 10 finalists by a 27-person selection committee. That group’s vote this week also serves as the final selection.