Harvard's Jimmy Vesey named Hobey Baker Award winner

Harvard senior Jimmy Vesey was named the 2016 Hobey Baker Award recipient.
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Harvard senior Jimmy Vesey was named the 2016 Hobey Baker Award recipient at a ceremony in Tampa, Fla. on Friday evening.

Vesey topped the voting after scoring 24 goals and 46 points this season. His 56 goals in the last two seasons are the most of any college hockey player. He scored multiple goals in five games and recorded a hat trick against St. Lawrence in January.

He beat out fellow Hobey Hat Trick finalists Kyle Connor, a freshman forward at Michigan and goalies Thatcher Demko of Boston College.

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In 2015, Vesey was a finalist for the award, losing to Boston University freshman Jack Eichel, who recorded a 32-goal season. Vesey elected not to turn professional after his junior year. He also played for the U.S. in the World Championships last May. He was a third-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators in 2012, but has opted not to sign with the team and will be a highly coveted free agent when he's allowed to sign on August 15.

In addition to the Hobey Baker Award, Vesey has also been named the ECAC Player of the Year, Ivy League Player of the Year, ECAC First Team all-conference and winner of the Walter Brown Award as the best American-born player in New England.