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2007 Hobey "Hat Trick" Finalists announced

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Zach Parise was a Hobey Baker finalist for North Dakota in 2003 and 2004.


March 29, 2007 – The Hobey Baker Foundation has announced the three Hobey Hat Trick finalists for the 2007 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, honoring college hockey’s top player.

They are David Brown, senior goalie from Notre Dame; Ryan Duncan, sophomore forward from North Dakota; and Eric Ehn, junior forward from Air Force.

The three finalists were selected from the initial list of Top Ten candidates by the 25-member Selection Committee and an additional round of online fan balloting to determine this year’s Hobey Baker Award winner.  Criteria for the award include: strength of character on and off the ice, displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.

This year’s Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced Friday, April 6, 2007 from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, during the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament.  The announcement will be aired live on ESPNU at 6:00 pm CT.

Below is a list of current and former Devils that have been Hobey Baker finalists. An asterisk denotes a year that the player won the award:

Andy Greene, D, Miami - 2006
Zach Parise, F, North Dakota - 2004, 2003
Brian Gionta, F, Boston College - 2001, 2000, 1999
Mike Mottau, D, Boston College - 2000*
Ray Giroux, D, Yale - 1998
John Madden, F, Michigan - 1997
Brendan Morrison, F, Michigan - 1997*, 1996, 1995
Jay Pandolfo, F, Boston U. - 1996
Brian Rolston
, F, Lake Superior State - 1993
Scott Pellerin, F, Maine - 1992*
Jim Dowd, F, Lake Superior State - 1991
David Emma, F, Boston College - 1991*, 1990
Joe Nieuwendyk, F, Cornell - 1987
Dan Dorion, F, Western Michigan - 1986, 1984
Chris Terreri, G, Providence - 1986
Tom Kurvers, D, Minnesota-Duluth - 1984*
Randy Velischek, D, Providence - 1983
George McPhee, F, Bowling Green -1982*
Neal Broten, F, Minnesota - 1981*

with wire services



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