Gaudreau wins 2014 Hobey Baker Award

Johnny Gaudreau has been named the NCAA's top player this season

Friday, 11.04.2014 / 6:03 PM / News
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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Gaudreau wins 2014 Hobey Baker Award
Johnny Gaudreau has been named the NCAA\'s top player this season

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- While he wasn’t able to add another NCAA Championship ring to his collection, Boston College junior Johnny Gaudreau won’t leave Philadelphia empty-handed after capturing the 2014 Hobey Baker Memorial Award.

The Carneys Point, NJ native authored a career-year, registering 36 goals and 80 points in 40 games. He tied Paul Kariya's Hockey East record when he went on a 31-game point streak, scoring 29 goals and 61 points in that span.

Gaudreau's 22 multi-point games are the standard in college hockey this year and he had three or more points in 12 games. He was also the first skater in college hockey to hit the 40-point, 50-point, 60-point, 70-point, and 80-point plateaus this season.

In the NCAA Northeast Regional, the winger exploded for a six-point performance, including his first-career hat trick, to push Boston College past Denver by a score of 6-2. Gaudreau's six points in the contest is tied for second most all-time in an NCAA Tournament game.

He followed that stellar performance up with a two-point outing in a 4-3 victory over UMass Lowell to clinch a spot in the Frozen Four.

In the Frozen Four semi-final against Union, Gaudreau opened the scoring in the first period and collected two assists. The Eagles fell 5-4 to end their Championship bid.

With the Hobey win, Gaudreau has earned a clean sweep of individual honors this season, nabbing the Hockey East Player of the Year Award, Walter Brown Award, Leonard Fowle Award, and Herb Gallagher Award.

This was his second consecutive season making it into the Hobey Baker Hat Trick and first Hobey Baker win.

The Flames drafted Gaudreau in the fourth round (No. 104) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.