PHOTOS: UMD's Jack Connolly Accepts Hobey Baker

By KBJR News 1

PHOTOS: UMD's Jack Connolly Accepts Hobey Baker

May 17, 2012 Updated May 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- UMD forward Jack Connolly accepted the official version of his 2012 Hobey Baker Memorial Award on Thursday night, complete with his name and school.

Connolly was announced as the winner on April 6, but had to wait until Thursday to receive the trophy he could take home. The Hobey Baker is awarded each year to the best player in men's college hockey.

The former Duluth Marshall star scored 60 points this season to put him second in the country and finishes his four-year Bulldogs career with 197 points in 166 games played.

He became only UMD's second-ever three-time All-American selection and was also named this season as the Western Collegiate Hockey Association player of the year, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner, and the 2012 Premier player of men's college hockey.

He signed on April 13 a professional contract with Färjestad BK, a member of the Elitserien, or Swedish Elite League.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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