CALGARY, AB -- Four Calgary Flames prospects are in the running for the 2014 Hobey Baker Award.
Johnny Gaudreau, Bill Arnold, Jon Gillies and Kenny Agostino are nominees this season. Three play in Hockey East with Gaudreau and Arnold suiting for Boston College, and Gillies playing for Providence College. Agostino is in his senior year at Yale, which is in the ECAC division.
Gaudreau made it into the Hobey Baker Hat Trick in 2013 after putting together a tremendous sophomore season, posting 21 goals and 51 points in 35 games.
The Carneys Point, NJ product has scored 19 goals and 40 points through 21 games this year. He leads Hockey East in scoring and is currently averaging 1.90 points-per-game. The Flames drafted the forward in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
The senior sits third in Hockey East scoring with 29 points through 21 games this season and is tied for the lead in assists with 22. The Flames selected Arnold in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
The Providence netminder has showed no signs of a sophomore slump this year, going 10-3-3 this year while posting a 2.01 GAA and a .937 save percentage. He was the Flames third round pick (75th overall) in 2012.
After a bit of a slow start to the season, Agostino has bounced back in a big way. He leads Yale in scoring with seven goals and 14 points through 15 games. The Flanders, NJ native was acquired in the Jarome Iginla trade.
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