Johnny Gaudreau Wins 2014 Hobey Baker Award


Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College junior forward Johnny Gaudreau was named the 2014 recipient of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award on Friday night in Philadelphia, presented to Division I men’s college hockey’s most outstanding player.

Gaudreau becomes the first Boston College Eagle to win the Hobey Baker since defenseman Mike Mottau in 2000. He is the third Eagle to win the award, also joining center David Emma in 1991.

As a sophomore in 2013, Gaudreau was named one of the “Hobey Hat Trick” finalists, losing the award to Drew LeBlanc of St. Cloud State.

Gaudreau averaged exactly two points per game in his junior season, in what looks like his last on the Heights. He clinched the Hobey Baker through his nationally-best 80 points in 40 games, including 36 goals, which also led college hockey.

His teammate, Kevin Hayes, finished second in Division I with 65 points, but was not named to the Hobey Hat Trick.

Gaudreau is a Calgary Flames prospect, and media reports indicate that the Eagle will head to Calgary to join the Flames organization.

The Boston College community congratulates Gaudreau on winning the Hobey Baker Award, on a great season, and on what has been a great Eagles career.