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2019 Hobey Baker Award Fan Balloting Now Open

By Wally Shaver, 01/16/19, 6:45AM CST


St. Paul, Minn.– Beginning this morning at 12:00 a.m., fan balloting opened for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award. 

Awarded annually to college hockey’s top player, the Hobey Baker’s tremendously popular fan-voting will run from now until Sunday, March 10 at midnight. College hockey fans can cast their vote by going to the voting website Follow the prompts to make your selection from this year’s outstanding crop of 81 college hockey players representing 46 NCAA Division I schools. Please spend some additional time to check out the detailed bios by following the links on each candidate.

Phase two of fan balloting will come from the list of Top Ten Hobey Baker finalists beginning March 20 and closing March 31. The fans’ vote accounts for a full one percent of the total ballot in each phase in selecting this year’s award recipient.

Award criteria include candidates exhibiting the exceptional character traits of the award’s namesake, Hobey Baker. A legendary American hero, Baker was a World War I fighter pilot and was known as America’s greatest amateur athlete in his day, excelling at hockey and football at Princeton University. Award candidates must demonstrate strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration should be given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.  

Key Hobey Baker announcement dates for 2019 include:

  • Top Ten list of candidates:  March 20
  • Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists:  April 4
  • Hobey Baker Award announcement:  April 12

The 2019 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 12, 2019 during the NCAA Frozen Four Championship in Buffalo, NY. The award ceremony will be held at HarborCenter and will be broadcast nationally on NHL Network and streamed live at For more info on the Hobey Baker Award please visit  To access the Hobey logo and trophy photos, please visit