Each year, the Hobey Baker Foundation honors one of the all-time great contributors to the game of college hockey. Without question, these individuals have left their valuable trademark on the collegiate game. They have led the way in all aspects of the game, from playing to coaching and even creating the rules. It’s through their commitment to the game that fans everywhere can enjoy today’s exciting world of college hockey.

2013 Legend of College Hockey

Previous Legends of College Hockey

Fernie Flaman

2012

Fernie Flaman

Northeastern University's Iongest-tenured Men's Hockey coach.

Herb Brooks

2011

Herb Brooks

Everyone recalls the greatest sports achievement of any coach in this or any lifetime — defeating the mighty Soviet Union and winning the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal for the United States.

Charlie Holt

2010

Charlie Holt

Charlie Holt has without a doubt left a lasting impression on the college hockey world.

Don Roberts

2009

Don Roberts

For Don Roberts, hockey has always been about family, and he has made so many friends since he began coaching hockey.

Eddie Jeremiah

2008

Eddie Jeremiah

His spirit and humor influenced the lives of countless Dartmouth men.

Ed Saugestad

2007

Ed Saugestad

Number two all-time. Only one person can say that.

Ralph “Cooney” Weiland

2006

Ralph “Cooney” Weiland

Few hockey mortals have ever accomplished what Ralph “Cooney” Wieland amassed in nearly fifty years involved in the great game of hockey.

Murray Williamson

2005

Murray Williamson

Opportunity knocked and a Canadian kid by the name of Murray Williamson answered.

Ron Mason

2004

Ron Mason

Ron Mason’s illustrious coaching career is best summarized with a single digit number: 1.

Charles Smith

2003

Charles Smith

Officially, he's Charles Smith. To everyone who knows of him, he's Lefty.

Sid Watson

2002

Sid Watson

Sid was a multi-talented athlete, coach and administrator.

R.H.

2001

R.H. "Bob" Peters

Coach Peters completes a brilliant 37-year coaching career with 744 wins - the second most on the all-time college hockey win list.

2000

"Badger Bob" Johnson

Bob Johnson was inducted into the US Hockey Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to the sport he loved.

John MacInnes

1999

John MacInnes

There are legends and then there are legends. John MacInnes no doubt fits the latter.

Glen Sonmor

1999

Glen Sonmor

Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is by no means a place you have likely driven through, heard of, or even discovered by accident on a map.

Ned Harkness

1998

Ned Harkness

An amazingly gifted coach and teacher, Ned Harkness is without question one of the USA'S greatest coaching legends.

Lou Lamoriello

1997

Lou Lamoriello

For Lou Lamoriello, the president and general manager of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils, the honors continue to pile up.

Len Ceglarski

1996

Len Ceglarski

There isn't a guy in the world who cares more about his players than Coach Ceglarski.

John Mayasich

1995

John Mayasich

Minnesota high school, college and Olympic hockey star John Mayasich.

Jack Kelley

1994

Jack Kelley

Jack Kelley began playing hockey in the 1940's at Belmont High School in Boston.

Bill Cleary

1993

Bill Cleary

When thinking of Harvard hockey, Bill Cleary may be the first name to come into the minds of many people.

John E.

1992

John E. "Connie" Pleban

John E. "Connie" Pleban, born and raised in Eveleth, Minnesota, has devoted more than 50 years of his life to the game of ice hockey.

Jack Riley

1991

Jack Riley

Jack Riley has earned the reputation of a winner, having over 50 years' outstanding leadership in hockey.

Al Renfrew

1990

Al Renfrew

Al Renfrew has been an integral part of the University of Michigan Athletic Department for more than 30 years.

Jim Fullerton

1989

Jim Fullerton

Jim Fullerton became Brown University's first full-time hockey coach in 1955 and guided the Bruins to an eminent position in Eastern intercollegiate hockey competition.

Clifford J.'Fido' Purpur

1988

Clifford J.'Fido' Purpur

He had one of the most colorful nicknames in hockey, but even without that Fido Purpur would be remembered as one of the sport's legends.

J. Murray Murdoch

1987

J. Murray Murdoch

J. Murray Murdoch is an original, a pioneer.

Amo Bessone

1986

Amo Bessone

Amo Bessone. In his 31 years coaching college hockey, 28 of them at Michigan State, Bessone gained great respect in the hockey world.

Herb Gallagher

1985

Herb Gallagher

When people think of New England college hockey, they think of Herb Gallagher.

Murray Armstrong

1984

Murray Armstrong

Murray Armstrong's rise to prominence in the hockey coaching ranks began long before his move to the University of Denver.

John Mariucci

1983

John Mariucci

John, Assistant General Manager for the Minnesota North Stars, is without question the guiding force behind the rise of college hockey.