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Taro Hirose - 2019 Hobey Baker Top 10

Michigan State University
Junior, Forward
Calgary, Alberta

As a key cog on the Spartans’ famed KHL line, Taro Hirose (Tar-oh Her-O-see) soared to the top of the national scoring charts in early January and remained there for the rest of his season. A highly skilled passer and skater, the assistant captain claimed the Big Ten conference scoring title, was named First Team all-conference, and culminated with Player of the Year honors.

  • Completed his season with 15 goals, 35 assists for 50 points in 36 games
  • Signed a pro contract as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings
  • Finance major – participated in several community outreach programs