Duluth's Jack Connolly wins Hobey Baker award

6:28 PM, Apr 6, 2012   |    comments
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TAMPA, Fla. - Minnesota-Duluth center Jack Connolly has won the Hobey Baker Award as the top college hockey player.

Connolly received the award Friday night at MacDill Air Force Base.

A Duluth native and Dallas Stars draft pick, Connolly had 20 goals and 40 assists in 41 games this season. He had 66 goals and 131 assists in 166 career games, leading the Bulldogs to the national title last year.

He's the record fifth Minnesota-Duluth player to win the award, following Tom Kurvers (1984), Bill Watson (1985), Chris Marinucci (1994) and Junior Lessard (2004).

Maine forward Spencer Abbott and Colgate forward Austin Smith also were finalists.

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