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1986 Winner - SCOTT FUSCO of Harvard University

  

Scott Fusco captured the Ivy League scoring title during his freshman, junior and his Hobey Baker senior season when he produced 24 goals and 44 assists in just 31 games, and reigns as the Crimson’s all-time scoring leader with 240 points. He was a four-time first team All-Ivy, and a three-time All-ECAC selection. Fusco, of Burlington, Massachusetts, was named Ivy League Player of the Year in 1985 and 1986, and was the first player to be named ECAC Player of the Year twice during those same years. He received All-American honors in 1985 and 1986. He took a one year hiatus from the collegiate ranks to play for Team USA with his brother during the 1983-84 season, the 1983 Hobey Baker Award winner Mark Fusco, and to compete in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. In 1989 he played with future Hobey Baker Award winner Lane MacDonald during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. Fusco graduated from Harvard in 1986 with a degree in economics and is the owner of Bedford Sports Center in Massachusetts.

 

1986 Runner-Up


Dan Dorion

Western Michigan University - Senior - Forward – Astoria, New York

Dan Dorion is a retired American ice hockey right winger who played four games with the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1985–86 and 1987–88. Dorion played college hockey for Western Michigan University. Born in Astoria, New York, Dorion starred as a junior with the Austin Mavericks of the USHL. After scoring 52 goals in 50 games for the club he was picked 232nd overall by the Devils in 1982. The gifted pivot then spent three years at the University of Western Michigan and was twice named to the CCHA first all-star team and placed on the NCAA west first and second All-American teams once each. Dorion was also picked to represent the US at the 1985 World Championships. After recording 104 points in 42 games in his senior year, Dorion notched a goal and an assist in three late season games for the Devils in April, 1986. He then spent the bulk of the next three years with the Maine Mariners and Utica Devils of the AHL before opting to go overseas. After playing the 1989-90 season with France's HC Fiemme, Dorion sat out a year then returned to play three years with the Nottingham Panthers and Humberside Seahawks of the British league before retiring in 1994. 

 

1986 ADDITIONAL tOP 10 FINALISTS


Brett Hull

University of Minnesota – Duluth - Sophomore - Forward – Belleville, Ontario Canada

Brett Hull is a Canadian-born American former National Hockey League (NHL) player and general manager, and currently an executive vice president of the St. Louis Blues. He played for the Calgary Flames, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings and Phoenix Coyotes between 1986 and 2005. Hull is one of five players to score 50 goals in 50 games in the NHL. He was a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams - 1999 with the Dallas Stars and 2002 with the Detroit Red Wings. His championship winning goal for Dallas in overtime of game six of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals remains the focus of debate over whether it was scored within the rules of the time. On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Hull was part of the second group of players to be named one of the '100 Greatest NHL Players' in history. Known as one of the game's greatest snipers, Hull was an elite scorer at all levels of the game. He played college hockey for the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs, and in 1984-85, scored 32 goals as a freshmen, following that up his sophomore year, he scored 52 goals in 1985–86. The power of his shot terrorized opposition goaltenders. He was awarded the Jerry Chumola Award as the school's rookie of the year and received similar honors from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). His coaches at Minnesota-Duluth impressed on Hull the need to improve his skating, and in 1985–86, he broke the school record of 49 goals in one season, reaching 52 for the campaign. Hull was named the WCHA first team all-star at right wing that year as well. In his two seasons at UMD, Hull set numerous school scoring records. He holds the records for most goals by a rookie (32) and most goals in one season (52). His 20 power play goals, seven hat tricks and 13 multiple-goal games in 1985–86 are all records, and he shares the school's single-game playoff record of four goals. He scored 50 the following year with the Moncton Golden Flames of the American Hockey League (AHL) and had five consecutive NHL seasons of at least 50 goals. His 86 goals in 1990–91 is the third highest single-season total in NHL history. Hull won the Hart Memorial Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award that year as the league's most valuable player. He was named a first team all-star on three occasions and played in eight NHL All-Star Games. A dual citizen, Hull was eligible to play for either Canada or the United States internationally and chose to join the American National Team. He was a member of team that won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Hull and his dad, Bobby Hull, are the only father-and-son pair to each score 1,000 career points in the NHL. Hull's nickname, "the Golden Brett" is a reference to his father's nickname of "the Golden Jet". His jersey number 16 was retired by the St. Louis Blues.

  • Holds the Bulldog record for most goals by a rookie and U of MN Duluth retired his jersey number 29 in 2006.
  • Two-time Olympian, winning a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, 2009, joining his father Bobby Hull to become the first father-and-son pair of players in the Hall.

Chris Terreri

Providence College - Senior - Goalie – Warwick, Rhode Island

Chris Terreri is an American former goaltender for several National Hockey League teams, most notably for the New Jersey Devils, with whom he played for twelve seasons. The Providence, Rhode Island native got off his freshman year with only 11 games in 1982-83, but played admirably; going 7-1-0 with two shutouts and 1.93 GAA. That was good enough for the New Jersey Devils, who drafted Terreri in the fifth round of the 1983 Draft. His sophomore year, Terreri would play behind Mario Proulx in net, seeing a much different result-- playing in 10 games with a 4-2-0 record and higher 3.07 GAA. In his junior year in 1984-85, Terreri would make Providence proud, first going 21-15-5 on the season; while propelling the Friars to the first every Hockey East championship, beating Boston College 2-1 in the Championship game. That would move them onto the NCAA Tournament, where the Friars would be in tough in the first round, winning by one goal on aggregate against Michigan, then beating Boston College in the Frozen Four in three overtimes. However, the magic would run out with RPI beating Providence 2-1 in the finals. Terreri would take NCAA Tournament MVP, NCAA All-Tournament Team, and Hockey East MVP for the season. In 2001, he became an assistant coach of the Albany River Rats, the New Jersey Devils' former farm team. During the 2005–2006 season, Terreri made his return to pro hockey against the Hershey Bears where, in two periods, he made 27 saves and allowed four goals. It was the two-time Stanley Cup winner's first action since the 2000-01 campaign when he skated with the New York Islanders. In 2006 it was announced that the River Rats would change affiliations to the Carolina Hurricanes. He is currently the goaltending coach of the Devils. Over the span of his NHL career, Terreri played for the Devils, the San Jose Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders and was known for wearing an old-school style goalie mask.

  • Named MVP of the 1985 Hockey East post-season tourney.
  • Two-time Stanley Cup Champion with New Jersey Devils, 1995 and 2000.
  • AHCA East Second Team All-American, 1986.

Dallas Gaume

University of Denver - Senior - Forward – Innisfail, Alberta Canada

Dallas Gaume is a retired Canadian ice hockey center. He played in four NHL games for the Hartford Whalers. Gaume is the career and single-season scoring leader at the University of Denver. The center from Innisfail, Alberta, tallied 268 points on 78 goals and 188 assists in 145 games during four stellar seasons at DU. His 188 assists rank first on the career charts, and his 99 points on 32 goals and 67 assists in the 1985-86 season mark a school record. In 1985-86, Gaume led Denver to a 34-13-1 record, WCHA championship and berth in the NCAA Frozen Four. For his efforts, Gaume was named WCHA Most Valuable Player, All-WCHA First Team, All-American and a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist. Gaume, who is a member of the WCHA 50th Anniversary Team, played 11 seasons of professional hockey, including four seasons with Binghamton (AHL), six seasons with Trondheim (Norway) and four NHL games with Hartford in 1988-89. He was an assistant coach with Red Deer of the Western Hockey League from 1999-2010. Gaume was inducted into the DU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.Gaume was born in Innisfail, Alberta. He spent four seasons in the University of Denver, leading the team with 99 points in his final year. He signed with the Hartford Whalers as a free agent and assigned to the AHL's Binghamton Whalers where he spent four seasons. He played four regular season games for Hartford in the 1988-89 NHL season, scoring a goal and an assist.

  • Named WCHA MPV, All-WCHA First Team, All-American, 1986.
  • Inducted into Denver University Hall of Fame in 2000.
  • Named WCHA’s Top 50 players in 50 years, 2002

Gary Emmons

Northern Michigan University - Senior - Forward – Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

After four years with Northern Michigan University, Winnipeg, Manitoba native Gary Emmons turned pro with the Milwaukee Admirals. Emmons had originally been selected by the New York Rangers in the Supplemental Draft, but by the time he joined the Admirals he had signed with the Edmonton Oilers. For the 1988-89 season Emmons, a center, joined the Canadian National Team and on the strength of a nearly point-a-game pace for Team Canada he earned a free agent contract from the Minnesota North Stars. In the North Stars organization, Emmons began an association with the International Hockey League, spending two seasons with the Kalamazoo Wings, then in 1991-92 jumping to the Kansas City Blades. At the beginning of the 1993-94 campaign, Emmons signed a contract with the San Jose Sharks, and at last found his ticket to the National Hockey League. Though he still spent the majority of his season with the Blades, Emmons was summoned to the NHL for three games with the Sharks and he managed to light the lamp for an NHL goal. He never got back to the NHL following his three game stint and spent the next three seasons back in Kansas City with the Blades, where he served as team captain, before announcing his retirement on July 17th, 1997. On August 21st, 1998 Emmons returned to the Kansas City Blades as the teams assistant coach

  • Inducted into NMU Hall of Fame, 1999
  • Holds the school record for first in most power play goals in one season(21).
  • Ranked second in career scoring and first in career goals in NMU men’s ice hockey.

Mike Donnelly

Michigan State University - Senior - Forward – Livonia, Michigan

Mike Donnelly is an American former ice hockey left wing. He played in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, and New York Islanders. A native of Livonia, Mich., Donnelly was a four-year letter winner at MSU, helping his teams combine for a 136-38-3 record in his four years (1983-86). During that span, the Spartans captured three CCHA Tournament titles and two regular season crowns in addition to the 1986 national title. Michigan State also reached the Frozen Four in Donnelly's sophomore season, and made two other NCAA Tournament appearances during his collegiate career. In 1986, while playing for Michigan State University, Mike scored a total of 97 points which placed him 18th on the all-time points list for single season. Upon the completion of his collegiate career, Donnelly signed a free agent contract with the National Hockey League's New York Rangers, and spent his first professional season with the New Haven Nighthawks in 1986-87, registering 61 points in 58 games. His play earned him a late-season call-up, and Donnelly notched two points in five games with the Rangers that spring. After another year on Broadway, he had a three-year stint in the Buffalo Sabres organization. Donnelly then landed in Los Angeles, where he played in the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals, falling to the Montreal Canadians in a seven-game series. Playing with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, Donnelly posted three consecutive 20-goal seasons from 1991-94. In 1994, the Kings traded Donnelly to the Dallas Stars, where he spent the next two seasons before ending his NHL career with the New York Islanders in 1996-97. Donnelly played games in both the International Hockey League and the Swiss-A League before retiring in 1998. Overall, Donnelly competed in 465 regular season NHL games, registering 114 goals and 121 assists for 235 points. He also appeared in 47 post-season games, notching 12-12-24 point totals. Donnelly currently resides in Northville, Mich., with his wife, Debbie, and his three daughters - Micaela, and twins Paulina and Alexa. He is employed as an amateur scout for his former team, the Los Angeles Kings.

  • Named Most Outstanding Player and Most Valuable Player of the 1986 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament.
  • Donnelly set the 1986 NCAA single season goals record with 59 goals.
  • First-Team All-America selection, and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team, 1986.

Norm Maciver

University of Minnesota - Duluth - {insert Class When Won} - Defense – Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada

Norm Maciver is a Canadian professional ice hockey executive and former player. He is currently an assistant general manager for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL). As a player, he played defense for six teams in the NHL during a thirteen-year professional career. The defenseman played four seasons with the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he sparked Minnesota-Duluth to a pair of Western Collegiate Hockey Association championships (1983-85), three NCAA playoff berths (1982-85), and a 199-50-9 overall record during his four-year stay. Maciver became just the fourth Bulldog to attain All-American distinction on more than one occasion (1984-86) and the first to land All-WCHA acclaim three times (first team in 1984-86, second team in 1983-84). Maciver signed with the New York Rangers for the 1986-87 season, commencing a prolonged National Hockey League career. Maciver has played for six NHL teams including Hartford (1988-89), Edmonton (1989-92), Ottawa (1992-95), Pittsburgh (1995), Winnipeg (1995-96) and Phoenix (1996-present). He played 500 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 55 goals and 230 assists for 285 points and collecting 350 penalty minutes. A career highlight came during the Ottawa Senators' debut season of 1992–93, when Maciver led the team in scoring with 17 goals and 46 assists for 63 points in 80 games. In the spring of 1996, he scored the final goal in Winnipeg Jets' history prior to the team's relocation to Phoenix, Arizona, scoring in the sixth game of a first round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. After retirement, Maciver served an assistant coach for the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons from 2000 to 2003 and the NHL's Boston Bruins from 2003 to 2006. In 2006, Maciver was hired by the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks to serve as the club's director of player development, and was promoted to director of player personnel in 2011. After Marc Bergevin left the club to become the general manager of the Montreal Canadians for the 2012-13 season, Maciver was promoted to assistant general manager.

  • Inducted into the U of MN Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame, 1997.
  • Hold Minnesota-Duluth’s second all-time scoring leader among defensemen (191 point in 165 games).
  • Recipient of Minnesota-Duluth’s Outstanding Male Senior Athlete Award, 1986.

Scott Harlow

Boston College - Senior - Forward – East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Scott Harlow attended Boston College from 1982-1986 and is one of the most gifted offensive players to ever go through the BC program (223 points, 149 games). Scott was drafted in 3rd round (61st overall) by the Montreal Canadians out of high school in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft and spent time with four NHL organizations from 1986-92. Harlow played for the St. Louis Blues during the 1987-88 NHL season. He also played in the AHL, IHL, and later in the BHL. Scott is currently an amateur scout for the Edmonton Oilers.

  • Recipient of the Hockey East Player of the Year, 1986.
  • All-Hockey East First-Team All-American, 1985-1986.

Scott Sandelin

University of North Dakota - Senior - Defense – Hibbing, Minnesota

Scott Alan Sandelin (born August 8, 1964) is an American former professional ice hockey player. He is currently the head coach of the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs men's ice hockey team. In 2011 he became the first coach in Bulldog history to lead them to a national title. It was a 3–2 overtime game against the University of Michigan at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota where he went on to be drafted in the second round by the Montreal Canadians (40th overall) and play collegiate hockey for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. His NHL career included seven seasons, Canadians (1986–88), Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91), and his home state team, the Minnesota North Stars (1991–92). His career was cut short with continuous injuries but managed four assists in 25 games. His playing years also included stints with the US World Junior Championships team in 1984 and World Championships in 1986. On March 30, 2000, Sandelin took over as the head coach of the University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs following long-time Bulldog coach Mike Sertich. As head coach, he has led the Bulldogs to six 22+ win seasons, four NCAA tournament appearances in (2003–04, 2008–09, and 2010–2012). In (2008–09) he knocked off his former North Dakota team to become the WCHA Final Five Champions. Then in (2010–2011) the Bulldogs made a run in the NCAA tournament to become the 2011 NCAA Champions, beating Yale, Union, Notre Dame and Michigan for the title. Both times the NCAA Frozen Four has been held at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, a Minnesota team has won in overtime, University of Minnesota in (2001–02) beating the University of Maine 4–3 and the Bulldogs in (2010–11) against the University of Michigan 3–2. He made the Bulldogs the second Division I collegiate team in Minnesota to take home the Frozen Four Title, the Minnesota Golden Gophers (5) and the Bulldogs (1). In (2003–04) he was named the WCHA Coach of the year and the National Coach of the year posting a 28–13–4 record and leading the Bulldogs to a third-place finish in the Frozen Four. Sandelin was 2nd in his Championship year with the Bulldogs. He has also produced two Hobey Baker winners in Junior Lessard in 2004 and Jack Connolly in 2012, along with 15 future NHL hockey players and 17 All WCHA selections. During the stretch he was the US National Junior coach in 2004 and assistant coach in 2011. In the 2011–12 season he led the Bulldogs to a 17 game unbeaten streak, and the first time in Bulldog history at the number one in the USCHO polls for 9 straight weeks.

  • All WCHA First Team, 1986.
  • All-American Second Team, 1986.
  • Named Fighting Sioux MVP in 1986 as a senior scoring a career high of 38 points in 40 games.