Geoffrion edged out Bobby Butler, a senior forward from the University of New Hampshire, and Gustav Nyquist, a sophomore forward from the University of Maine, to earn this year’s award. Geoffrion also is Wisconsin’s first-ever Hobey Baker award winner.
Wisconsin has had 10 top-10 finalists, but Geoffrion is the first Badger to take home college hockey’s top individual honor. Junior defenseman Brendan Smith joined Geoffrion in the top-10 finalists this season, marking the first time UW has had two Hobey finalists in the same season.
Geoffrion is the second leading scorer in the nation with 28 goals. He’s also the nation’s top power-play goal scorer (15).
Geoffrion looks to lead the Badgers to their seventh NCAA title when Wisconsin (28-10-4) takes on Boston College (28-10-3) in the National Championship game tonight at 6pm at Ford Field in Detroit.