Tyler Sheehy, who led Minnesota to its NCAA record sixth-straight regular-season conference title over the weekend and was just tabbed the Big Ten Player of the Year, was named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award on Wednesday.
A native of Burnsville, Minn., Sheehy is the 15th Gopher to be named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
The 2017 Big Ten Player of the Year and a first team All-Big Ten selection, Sheehy currently leads the Big Ten and ranks tied for seventh nationally with 52 points (20 goals, 32 assists) – all three statistics are career highs for the sophomore. The forward was named the league’s co-scoring champion with 34 points in conference competition. Sheehy leads the nation with 37 even-strength points and 23 even-strength assists while his 19 multi-point games rank tied for second in the nation. Sheehy’s 52 points are the most in a season by a Gopher since Ryan Potulny recorded 63 during the 2005-06 season. Potulny was named a Hobey Baker Award finalist that season – the last time a Gophers forward was among the top-10 candidates for college hockey’s top honor.
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