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08 Apr 2016:  Friday Night at the Frozen Four at the Tampa Theater in Tampa, Florida (Jim Rosvold)
Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey claimed the 2016 Hobey Baker Award and posed with the honors at the Tampa Theater in Tampa, Fla., last April (photo: Jim Rosvold).

Each of the Division I conferences is represented on the list of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Hobey Baker Award.

The 10 names were announced Wednesday.

Player's NamePositionClassSchool
Zach Aston-ReeseFSr.Northeastern
Michael BitzerGJr.Bemidji State
Anders BjorkFJr.Notre Dame
Will ButcherDSr.Denver
Spencer FooFJr.Union
Tyler KelleherFSr.New Hampshire
Alexander KerfootFSr.Harvard
Tyler SheehyFSo.Minnesota
Mike VecchioneFSr.Union
Charles WilliamsGSr.Canisius

The Hobey Hat Trick will be announced on March 30 and the winner will be announced April 7 in Chicago during Frozen Four festivities.

  • Don

    Blitzer

  • Don

    Blitzer

  • All six conferences are represented. Three finalists from the three western conferences, and seven finalists from the three eastern conferences.

    • jdhockeyboyz

      Yeah, that’s a fake news headline. And to analyze the likelihood of a winner, goaltenders and defensemen rarely break through, it’s usually a forward that wins. So the real breakdown is 6 eastern forwards vs 1 western forward. I predict a winner east of the Allegheny Mts, take it to the bank.

  • All six conferences are represented. Three finalists from the three western conferences, and seven finalists from the three eastern conferences.

    • jdhockeyboyz

      Yeah, that’s a fake news headline. And to analyze the likelihood of a winner, goaltenders and defensemen rarely break through, it’s usually a forward that wins. So the real breakdown is 6 eastern forwards vs 1 western forward. I predict a winner east of the Allegheny Mts, take it to the bank.

  • Fred Arbanus

    If you look at the complete “body of work” and hockey resume over 4 years including contributing mightily to a national championship team (2014), team and community and school leadership, academics, graduation, number of school season and career records, strength in all aspects of the game, etc. then it’s the Captain (Vecchione). Vec has two to 4 games games in hand over others and has from two to six games yet to play.

    • DU_Fan

      This award does not take into consideration a 4-year “body of work”, just their accomplishments this year, so your entire statement should be summarily disregarded. In case you didn’t look at anyone except your favorite, there are four Juniors and a Sophomore listed. If you still think you statement is relevant, please explain how half of the nominees cannot possibly have a 4-year “body of work” to compare.

      • Fred Arbanus

        The criteria for Hobey Baker – There are four criteria against which nominees for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award are considered:

        1. Strength of character, on and off the ice
        2. Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the game
        3. Scholastic achievement and sportsmanship
        4. Compliance with all NCAA rules, including being a full-time student in an accredited college or university and completing 50 percent or more of the season

        That last one … an accredited college … that would leave out anyone from DU, right ?

        • DU_Fan

          Welcome back, fact-free-Fred. Even a moron like yourself should realize that none of the criteria mention graduation. Nor do they mention your idiotic “4-year body of work”. Guess you can’t prove anything you have to say is remotely relevant.

  • Fred Arbanus

    If you look at the complete “body of work” and hockey resume over 4 years including contributing mightily to a national championship team (2014), team and community and school leadership, academics, graduation, number of school season and career records, strength in all aspects of the game, etc. then it’s the Captain (Vecchione). Vec has two to 4 games games in hand over others and has from two to six games yet to play.

    • DU_Fan

      This award does not take into consideration a 4-year “body of work”, just their accomplishments this year, so your entire statement should be summarily disregarded. In case you didn’t look at anyone except your favorite, there are four Juniors and a Sophomore listed. If you still think you statement is relevant, please explain how half of the nominees cannot possibly have a 4-year “body of work” to compare.

      • Fred Arbanus

        The criteria for Hobey Baker – There are four criteria against which nominees for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award are considered:

        1. Strength of character, on and off the ice
        2. Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the game
        3. Scholastic achievement and sportsmanship
        4. Compliance with all NCAA rules, including being a full-time student in an accredited college or university and completing 50 percent or more of the season

        That last one … an accredited college … that would leave out anyone from DU, right ?

        • DU_Fan

          Welcome back, fact-free-Fred. Even a moron like yourself should realize that none of the criteria mention graduation. Nor do they mention your idiotic “4-year body of work”. Guess you can’t prove anything you have to say is remotely relevant.

  • A Shot and a Goal

    While Will Butcher has had, and continues to have, a solid season for Denver, goalie Tanner Jaillet is the leading contributor to the Pioneers’ success thus far. Yes, Butcher is a senior and captain of the team, and the most important component of a solid blueline corps, but it is Jaillet whose play has authored Denver’s stellar record this season and makes it the number one team in the nation for fewest goals allowed per game. Jaillet is a junior and may be a nominee next season, but his omission this year is a glaring error.

    • DU_Fan

      I agree this year, but Butcher has been a rock for his entire career. If you want to give the MVP for the Pioneers rise this year, it is Henrik Borgstrom. With other teams keying on him, it makes all four offensive lines better. Gwozdecky and Montgomery have always only nominated one player for this award.

      • reardensteel

        Uhh… didn’t you just rip that other guy a new one for claiming that a player’s “career” accomplishments should be part of the consideration?

  • A Shot and a Goal

    While Will Butcher has had, and continues to have, a solid season for Denver, goalie Tanner Jaillet is the leading contributor to the Pioneers’ success thus far. Yes, Butcher is a senior and captain of the team, and the most important component of a solid blueline corps, but it is Jaillet whose play has authored Denver’s stellar record this season and makes it the number one team in the nation for fewest goals allowed per game. Jaillet is a junior and may be a nominee next season, but his omission this year is a glaring error.

    • DU_Fan

      I agree this year, but Butcher has been a rock for his entire career. If you want to give the MVP for the Pioneers rise this year, it is Henrik Borgstrom. With other teams keying on him, it makes all four offensive lines better. Gwozdecky and Montgomery have always only nominated one player for this award.

      • reardensteel

        Uhh… didn’t you just rip that other guy a new one for claiming that a player’s “career” accomplishments should be part of the consideration?

  • NunyaBusiness

    The Hobey has become a joke award. The winner last year wasn’t anywhere near the most deserving.

  • NunyaBusiness

    The Hobey has become a joke award. The winner last year wasn’t anywhere near the most deserving.

  • I dindoo nuffin

    No one really sticks out as the clear cut favorite. As a homer, i will hope Sheehy gets it.

  • I dindoo nuffin

    No one really sticks out as the clear cut favorite. As a homer, i will hope Sheehy gets it.