Rangers Prospect Mike Mottau a Finalist for the Hobey Baker Award
/ New York Rangers
Defenseman Mike Mottau, in his senior season with the Boston College Eagles, has been named as one of the 10 nominees for the 2000 Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's player of the year. He is the only defenseman nominated for the award.
Mottau became the school's all-time leader in assists (113) and points (137) by a defensemen this season. Mottau achieved the record when he assisted on a first period goal by Blake Bellefeuille on January 14 vs. U-Mass-Lowell. The assist/point moved him past Tom Martin (112 assists) and Ted Mellor (135 points) on the club’s all-time lists.
The defensemen has collected four goals and 31 assists for 35 points in 34 games this season, leading all BC defensemen in goals, assists and points. He is one assist away from tying BC's all-time assist record. He was also named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week for November 19 and has helped lead his team to a 12-6-1 overall record and a 6-4-1 mark in the Hockey East.
Mottau was drafted by the Rangers in the seventh round, 182nd overall, in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.