Wisconsin Badger junior defenseman Justin Schultz was named a 2012 Hobey Baker Memorial Award Top 10 finalist, earning the
honor for the second-straight year.
The Hobey Baker Award is an honor given annually to the top collegiate hockey player in the country. Blake Geoffrion became the first Badger to win the honor when he took home the award in 2010.
The Badgers now have had 12 finalists overall since the award was founded in 1981, including the only school in the country with a finalist in each of the last four seasons.
Schultz leads the nation’s defenseman with 44 points and a 1.19 points-per-game mark. His 16 goals are tied for the national lead among defenseman, while his 28 assists rank second among rear guards.
Schultz was recently named the 2012 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year and a member of the 2012 all-WCHA First Team. All three honors are the second straight for Schultz. His defensive player of the year honor made him the third player in league history to earn the honor twice.