Gaudreau up for Best Male College Athlete at 2014 ESPYS
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- Johnny Hockey is up for another award.
Johnny Gaudreau has been named one of the four finalists for the Best Male College Athlete at the 2014 ESPYS after authoring a season for the ages at Boston College.
In his junior year, the Calgary Flames 2011 fourth round pick recorded the third highest point total in Boston College history, scoring 36 goals and 80 points in 40 games. The winger was just three points shy of Craig Janney's school record, which he set in the 1986-87 season.
The Carneys Point, NJ native tied Paul Kariya's Hockey East record when he strung together a 31-game point streak. He was held off the point sheet just twice in his 40 games played.
On Apr. 11, the Flames signed Gaudreau to a three-year entry-level deal and he made his NHL debut in Calgary's last regular season game of 2013-14, scoring his first NHL goal on his first shot.
Gaudreau has won every single award he has been eligible for in the 2013-14 season. In addition to winning the Hobey Baker Award, he collected Hockey East Player of the Year Award, Division I New England Player of the Year Award, was named USA Hockey's College Hockey Player of the Year and was the 2014 Walter Brown Award winner.
The winners of the 2014 ESPYs will be announced live on the ESPN broadcast on Wednesday, July 16. Doug McDermott (Creighton - basketball), David Taylor (Penn State - wrestling), Lyle Thompson (Albany - lacrosse) and Jameis Winston (Florida State - football) are also up for the award.