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Friday, April 09, 2010

Wisconsin's Geoffrion wins Hobey Baker

Compiled by MiCHO Staff /At the Frozen Four

Certainly the family bloodlines don’t hurt, but Blake Geoffrion has established himself as one of the nation’s premiere players.

The tri-captain of the Wisconsin Badgers is a complete player.

Utilized in all situations, Geoffrion skates a regular shift, receives ample special teams time on both power play and penalty killing, takes key faceoffs (where he is a remarkable 60 percent on faceoffs) and has an amazing shooting percentage of 23 percent.

Geoffrion was named MVP of the West Regional and has 27 goals and 21 assists in 38 games ranking second in the nation in goal scoring while tied for first in the country with 14 power play goals.

Finishing second in the WCHA scoring race and topping the conference in goals and power play goals, he was selected as a First Team all-star.

And the family bloodlines? His dad Danny, granddad Bernie “Boom Boom” and his great grandpa Howie Morenz all played for the Montreal Canadiens. Boom Boom and Howie are both enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame and have nine Stanley Cups between them.

Geoffrion is a consumer science major and spends time off the ice visiting UW Children’s Hospital, has been a mentor to a cancer patient and is a peer leader lending assistance to UW students.

Geoffrion, a Brentwood, Tenn., native, is a second round draft pick of Nashville.

Photo of Geoffrion with Hobey Baker Award committee chair Gary Haugan courtesy Dave Reginek

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