Eichel named as Hobey finalist

Christian Roatis2015 Draft Center

Jack Eichel’s impact at the college level has been significant, to say the least. It’s been recognized as such.

Eichel’s ability to perform at high levels on the hockey ice has earned him countless accolades and recognitions and he’s added another after being named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the best men’s player in the NCAA.

The NCAA’s leading scorer with 61 points in 34 games, Eichel was named one of 10 Hobey Baker finalists, becoming the first freshman in 12 years to receive the nomination. Should he receive the honor, Eichel will be the first freshman in 22 years to win.

He was also named Hockey East Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and first-team all conference and to the all-rookie team.

The final 10 candidates were selected by voting from 59 Division I college hockey coaches and with online fan balloting at www.hobeybakeraward.com. The three finalists for the award will be announced on April 2nd, and the winner will be crowned, live on the NHL Network, on April 10th, during the NCAA Frozen Four.

Eichel is currently ranked second in Future Considerations’ ranking for the 2015 NHL Draft.