Hobey Baker Award Winner 2015
Boston University Terriers
Eichel became the second freshman to earn the award and the first since Paul Kariya led the University of Maine to the national championship in 1992-93.
Not many college Hockey players in recent memory have generated and lived up to the kind of hype and media attention as Eichel. The 18-year-old center leads all Division I players with 70 points, the most by a freshman since Kariya's 100-point season 22 years ago. He has 26 goals and a plus-51 rating that's also the best in the nation.
The last freshman finalist before Eichel was Zach Parise in 2003. Eichel joins Matt Gilroy (2009) and Chris Drury (1998) as the third Boston Terrier to win the award.