On Wednesday the nominees for the NCAA’s most valuable hockey player, the Hobey Baker Award, were announced. A Capitals prospect is among them.
Chase Priskie, who plays for the Quinnipiac Bobcats, is one of 81 players up to receive the award.
The defenseman, who was drafted by the Capitals in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, is seventh in NCAA scoring, tallying 13 goals and 14 assists in 22 games this season. Priskie has been the Bobcats’ captain over the last two years.
Fans can vote for the candidate they wish to win at hobeybaker.com/vote. The 81 candidates will be narrowed down to the Top 10 Finalists on March 20. The Hobey Baker Award will be presented on April 12 as part of the Frozen Four Championship weekend in Buffalo, New York.
Chase Priskie has been nominated for the 2019 Hobey Baker Award! The fan vote kicks off today and runs through March 10!
— Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey (@QU_MIH) January 16, 2019
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Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey senior captain Chase Priskie (Pembroke Pines, Florida) has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, announced by the Hobey Baker Award Foundation on Wednesday.
Priskie is one of 81 players in the country to be nominated for the award and one of just 13 players in ECAC Hockey up for the award.
The Hobey Baker Award is awarded annually to top NCAA men’s ice hockey player in the nation. In addition to their performance on the ice, candidates must exhibit strength and character on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of the team, display outstanding skills in all phases of the game and show scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.
Phase One of the Hobey Baker Award fan vote kicks off Wednesday as well and runs through March 10. To vote for Priskie, CLICK HERE.
The 81 candidates will be narrowed down to the Top 10 Finalists on March 20 with the Hobey Baker Hat Trick Finalists announced on April 4. The Hobey Baker Award will be presented on April 12 as part of the Frozen Four Weekend in Buffalo, New York.
Since the award was created in 1981, two Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey players have been selected as Top 10 finalists and one reached the Hobey Baker Hat Trick. Reid Cashman ’07 reached the Top 10 in 2005 as Quinnipiac’s first top 10 selection before Eric Hartzell ’13 reached the Hobey Hat Trick as part of Quinnipiac’s run to its first national championship game appearance.
This season, Priskie is having the best season of his career and one of the best seasons in the nation. Priskie is tied for first in the nation with eight power-play goals and 16 power-play points, fourth with 13 goals and sixth with 27 points.
Among defensemen, Priskie ranks even higher as he leads the nation in goals, goals per game, power-play goals, power-play points, game-winning goals (5), shots (88) and shots on goal per game (4.00). He is also second with 27 points and third with 1.23 points per game.
Priskie is one of two defensemen in the nation with 100 career points, leading the pack with 102. He became just the fourth defensemen and 40th player in program history to record 100 points. Priskie is second all-time in program history among defensemen with 35 goals (first in program history), tied for second with 104 points and fourth with 69 assists.
He has received numerous honors throughout his career as he was an ECAC Hockey Second Team selection in 2017-18, Third Team Selection in 2016-17 and All-Rookie Team Selection in 2015-16. In addition to those on-ice numbers, Priskie is a three-time ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team Selection.
Prior to his junior season, Priskie was named the team’s 45th captain in program history and just the eighth junior to be tabbed with the honor.
Priskie is currently studying to obtain his Master of Business Administration (MBA) after completing his Bachelor’s of Science in Finance in just three years.
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