The Hobey Baker Foundation announced on Thursday the top ten finalists for the 2007 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, honoring college hockey's top player.
Alphabetically, they are Drew Bagnall, St. Lawrence; David Brown, Notre Dame; John Curry, Boston University; Nathan Davis, Miami University; Ryan Duncan, North Dakota; Eric Ehn, Air Force; Bobby Goepfert, St. Cloud State; T.J. Hensick, Michigan; David Jones, Dartmouth; and Scott Parse, Nebraska-Omaha.
The ten finalists were selected by voting from all 59 Division I college hockey head coaches and by online fan balloting at hobeybaker.com.
Next, the 25-member Selection Committee and an additional round of fan balloting will determine this year's winner. Criteria for the award include strength of character on and off the ice, displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.
The Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists will be announced on March 28 and the Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner will be announced April 6 from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, during the NCAA Frozen Four.
Jr. F Eric Ehn, Air Force (Dexter)
Ehn (pictured) , who is tied for the national lead in scoring with 24 goals and 38 assists for 62 points, is second nationally in assists and set the Atlantic Hockey Association record for single-season scoring, leading the league in points, goals and assists, and was an All-Academic pick as well.
Sr. F T.J. Hensick, Michigan (Howell)
Tied for the national scoring lead, Hensick led the CCHA in scoring for the second time in his career, posting 20 goals and a nation-leading 42 assists for 62 points in 38 games. A Player of the Year finalist in the CCHA, Hensick was named First-Team All-CCHA, becoming the first forward in league history to be all-league all four seasons. He's had four straight 40-point campaigns.
Sr. F Scott Parse, Nebraska-Omaha (Portage)
The only repeat Hobey Baker finalist from a year ago, when he led the CCHA in scoring, Parse piled up 52 points — fourth in the nation — to rank as UNO's all-time scoring leader. Having never missed a game in four seasons, Parse has been a First-Team All-CCHA pick three straight years as well as team MVP three straight years. He tallied 24 goals and 28 assists with eight power-play goals.