Connor, Demko, Vesey tabbed as 2016 Hobey Hat Trick

Michigan’s Kyle Connor, Boston College’s Thatcher Demko and Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey are the top three vote-getters for the 2016 Hobey Baker Award (photos: Michael Dubicki, Melissa Wade, Shelley M. Szwast).
Michigan forward Kyle Connor, Boston College goaltender Thatcher Demko and Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey are the three finalists for the 2016 Hobey Baker Award.The Hobey Hat Trick was unveiled Thursday after voting by the 27-member selection committee earlier in the week.Vesey, a senior, is among the final three for the second straight season. He scored 24 goals for the Crimson this season, giving him the highest goal total in the nation over the last two seasons, 56.Demko leads the country with 10 shutouts and helped the Eagles to the Frozen Four. The junior was the most outstanding player at the Northeast Regional and was co-player of the year in Hockey East.Connor is looking to become the second straight rookie to win the award; Boston University’s Jack Eichel was the 2015 recipient. Connor leads the country with 35 goals and 71 points and was the Big Ten player of the year.The award will be presented on Friday, April 8, in Tampa, Fla. The 6 p.m. EDT ceremony will be televised by NHL Network.