Friday, April 6, 2012

Connolly wins Hobey

Jack Connolly, Minnesota Duluth's standout senior, was awarded the Hobey Baker Award as the best player in college hockey this season. It's deserving — and I say that as a former Hobey voter.

Connolly finished second in the nation in scoring this season with 20 goals and 40 assists in 41 games this season. That capped a fantastic career in which he was just three points shy of 200. He had 66 goals and 131 assists and never missed a game, playing in 166.

Any MSU fan who saw him knew how talented he was. For his career he had 7 goals and 15 assists for 22 points in 14 games against the Mavericks.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Major congrats to Jack. He played juniors for my hometown Sioux Falls Stampede. It was fully expected he would be there for two years, but after dominating his first season in the USHL, UMD called on him early. He hasn't looked back since, and I've enjoyed watching the diminutive wizard work his craft.