Shayne Gostisbehere isn't going to win the 2014 Hobey Baker Award, given annually to the best player in college hockey. That honor is going to Boston College junior Johnny Gaudreau, a finalist last year and a South Jersey native.
But Gostisbehere, a junior at Union College, the second-ranked team in the nation, was named a finalist for the award on Thursday. He's the only defenseman still in the running. Here's the complete list of finalists:
- Josh Archibald, University of Nebraska-Omaha winger
- Greg Carey, St. Lawrence University winger
- Nic Dowd, St. Cloud State University forward
- Ryan Dzingel, Ohio State University forward
- Johnny Gaudreau, Boston College forward
- Shayne Gostitsbehere, Union College defenseman
- Kevin Hayes, Boston College forward
- CJ Motte, Ferris State University goaltender
- Joel Rumpel, University of Wisconsin goaltender
- Adam Wilcox, University of Minnesota goaltender
Voting is now open to the public, and you can vote once per day until midnight on March 30. The final three --- known as the Hobey Hat Trick -- will be announced shortly after. The 2014 winner will be crowned on Friday, April 11 at the Wells Fargo Center, as part of Frozen Four weekend in Philadelphia.