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2002 Winner - JORDAN LEOPOLD of University of Minnesota

  

Capping a remarkable four-year career, the Golden Gophers captain was named Minnesota’s fourth Hobey Baker Award winner and went on to help his team to its fourth NCAA championship. A Hobey Baker finalist for two straight seasons, Leopold posted 48 points in 44 games to lead all defensemen in the nation in scoring. The mobile blue-liner from Golden Valley, Minnesota, scored 20 goals, assisted on another 28, and tallied eight power play goals in his super season. Jordan established two team records by a defenseman—most goals in a season (20) and in a career (45)—while finishing third in team points during his senior season. For the second straight year, Leopold was the WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team all-star. A two-time All American, Leopold has been an NHL player for eleven years, spending three seasons each with Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche, and a split season with the Florida Panthers and the Pittsburgh Penquins. After two complete seasons with the Buffalo Sabres he was traded midway through the 2012-13 season to St. Louis, where he continues to play for the Blues.

 

2002 Runner-Ups


Darren Haydar

University of New Hampshire, Forward


 

 

  

 

Mark Hartigan

St. Cloud State University, Forward

 

  

 
 

2002 ADDITIONAL tOP 10 FINALISTS


Doug Murray

Cornell University, Defense

 

  

 

Jim Fahey

Northeastern University, Defense

 

  

 

Marc Cavosie

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Forward

 

  

 

Rob Collins

Ferris State University, Forward

 

  

 

Ryan Carter

Iona College, Forward

 

  

 

Ryan Miller

Michigan State University, Goalie

 

  

 

Wade Dubielewicz

 
University of Denver, Goalie