Boston College’s Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker
Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau skates down the ice during team practice for the NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Philadelphia. Boston faces Union in a semifinal match on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, jumps into the arms of teammate Kevin Hayes, right, after scoring a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Bill Arnold, left, during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
PHILADELPHIA – Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker Award last night as the top Division I college hockey player.
Gaudreau, from Carney’s Point, N.J., won the award a day after Boston College lost to Union in the NCAA semifinals. He’s expected to pass up his senior season to sign with the NHL’s Calgary Flames.
The 5-foot-7, 150-pound forward led the nation with 36 goals and 44 assists. He’s the first player to reach 80 points since Colorado College’s Peter Sejna had 82 in 2002-03.
St. Lawrence’s Greg Carey and St. Cloud State’s Nic Dowd were the other finalists.
Union will play Minnesota in the championship game tonight.