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1997 Winner - BRENDAN MORRISON of University of Michigan

  

The first Hobey Baker Award recipient from the University of Michigan, Morrison led the nation in both regular season scoring (31-57 for 88 points) and assists per game (1.32). He was on the ice for more than half of all Michigan goals in leading the Wolverines to the 1997 CCHA title and a berth in the NCAA Championship. Morrison, from Pitt Meadows, B.C., was named the CCHA Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and shattered school records for career points (284) and assists (182), ranking him among the Top 10 all-time point leaders in NCAA history with 284. He scored the overtime winning goal in the 1996 NCAA Championship title game, and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist and All-America selection for three straight years. A second round pick (3rd overall) of the New Jersey Devils, Morrison has enjoyed an illustrious pro career covering New Jersey (three seasons), Vancouver (seven seasons), Anaheim, Dallas and Washington. In 2011-12 he started his 14th NHL season (the second with Calgary) before being traded to Chicago and retiring the following the season. He played in 995 NHL games, earning 631 total points.

 

1997 Runner-Ups


Chris Drury

Boston University, Forward


 

 

  

 
 

1997 ADDITIONAL tOP 10 FINALISTS


Brian Swanson

 
Colorado College, Forward

 

  

 

Jason Blake

 
University of North Dakota, Forward

 

  

 

John Madden

University of Michigan, Forward

 

  

 

Martin St. Louis

University of Vermont, Forward

 

  

 

Mike Crowley

University of Minnesota, Defense

 

  

 

Mike Harder

Colgate University, Forward

 

  

 

Randy Robitaille

Miami University, Forward

 

  

 

Todd White

 
Clarkson University, Forward