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College Hockey’s Most Prestigious Award



Teamwork. Dedication. Integrity. Exceptional play. Humility. And, above all, character. These are the values that set the game of hockey, and those who play it, apart from any other. They are also the values that the Hobey Baker Award honors each year.

The most coveted award in collegiate hockey, the Hobey Baker Award is given to the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player in the nation. Winners are chosen not for raw skill or stats or character alone, though those are important. They are selected for everything they do.

Candidates must:
    •     Exhibit strength and character, both on and off the ice
    •     Contribute to the integrity of the team
    •     Display outstanding skills in all phases of the game
    •     Show scholastic achievement and sportsmanship

Candidates must also comply with all NCAA rules, be full-time students in an accredited NCAA college or university, and complete 50% or more of the season.

The Hobey Baker Award was named for hockey legend and World War I veteran Hobey Baker. Universally recognized as the best amateur player in the United States, Baker was the ultimate gentleman sportsman, always playing the game with courage, honor, and humility.

2020 Scott Perunovich D Jr. University of Minnesota Duluth
2019 Cale Makar D So. UMASS
2018 Adam Gaudette F Jr. Northeastern
2017 Will Butcher-* D Sr. Denver
2016 Jimmy Vesey F Sr. Harvard
2015 Jack Eichel F Fr. Boston University
2014 Johnny Gaudreau F Jr. Boston College
2013 Drew LeBlanc F Sr. St. Cloud State
2012 Jack Connolly F Sr. Minnesota-Duluth
2011 Andy Miele F Sr. Miami
2010 Blake Geoffrion F Sr. Wisconsin
2009 Matt Gilroy-* D Sr. Boston University
2008 Kevin Porter F Sr. Michigan
2007 Ryan Duncan F So. North Dakota
2006 Matt Carle D Jr. Denver
2005 Marty Sertich F Jr. Colorado College
2004 Junior Lessard F Sr. Minnesota-Duluth
2003 Peter Sejna F Jr. Colorado College
2002 Jordan Leopold-* D Sr. Minnesota
2001 Ryan Miller G So. Michigan State
2000 Mike Mottau D Sr. Boston College
1999 Jason Krog F Sr. New Hampshire
1998 Chris Drury F Sr. Boston University
1997 Brendan Morrison F Sr. Michigan
1996 Brian Bonin F Sr. Minnesota
1995 Brian Holzinger F Sr. Bowling Green
1994 Chris Marinucci F Sr. Minnesota-Duluth
1993 Paul Kariya-* F Fr. Maine
1992 Scott Pellerin F Sr. Maine
1991 David Emma F Sr. Boston College
1990 Kip Miller F Sr. Michigan State
1989 Lane MacDonald-* F Sr. Harvard
1988 Robb Stauber G So. Minnesota
1987 Tony Hrkac-* F Jr. North Dakota
1986 Scott Fusco F Sr. Harvard
1985 Bill Watson F Jr. Minnesota-Duluth
1984 Tom Kurvers D Sr. Minnesota-Duluth
1983 Mark Fusco D Sr. Harvard
1982 George McPhee F Sr. Bowling Green
1981 Neal Broten F Jr. Minnesota

* - won National Championship that year

Heavy to Lift, Harder to Win

The Making of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Trophy

34 Years of Excellence

Past Winners of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Trophy