SUNRISE, Fla. – The Hobey Baker Award Committee announced today that Panthers prospect F Zach Hyman was named a finalist for the 2015 Hobey Baker Award.
Hyman, 22, is one of ten finalists for the award given annually to the top NCAA Division 1 men’s ice hockey player in the nation. A senior forward for the University of Michigan, Hyman has appeared in 148 games with the Wolverines (2011-2015) recording 32 goals and 52 assists.
The Toronto, Ontario native leads the Big Ten in scoring with 49 points (19-30— 49) and is one point away from becoming the first University of Michigan player to reach 50 points in a single season since Carl Hagelin, who had 50 points (19-31—50) during the 2009-10 season. Hyman ranks No. 4 in the nation, with a scoring average of 1.44 points per game and is second in the Big Ten with a plus-21 rating.
The Florida Panthers drafted Hyman in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in the fifth round, 123rd overall.
Fan balloting to help determine the winner of the award is underway at HobeyBakerAward.com. Votes are allowed once every 24 hours between March 19-29.