MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) – The University of Minnesota announced Thursday goalie Adam Wilcox has been named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, which goes to the top player in college hockey.
Wilcox was recently named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year and selected Fist-Team All-Big Ten as the Gophers won the inaugural regular season title. Minnesota enters the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 1-ranked team in the nation.
Wilcox, a South St. Paul native, leads the Big Ten and as third in the nation with 23 wins on the season, a .934 save percentage and a 1.91 goals against average. He’s allowed just 30 goals in 18 Big Ten games.
He has a 48-12-11 career record in net and his six shutouts rank No. 7 all-time at Minnesota. Wilcox is also a finalist for the Mike Richter Awards, which goes to the top goaltender in college hockey.
Three finalists will be declared April 2. The winner will be introduced April 11 in Philadelphia during the Frozen Four.
Also among the top 10: Nebraska-Omaha junior forward Josh Archibald, St. Lawrence senior forward Greg Carey, St. Cloud State senior Nic Dowd, Ohio State junior forward Ryan Dzingel, Boston College junior forward Johnny Gaudreau, Union junior defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, Boston College senior forward Kevin Hayes, Ferris State junior goalie C.J. Motte, and Wisconsin junior goalie Joel Rumpel.
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