BU's Lane Hutson And NU's Devon Levi Named Top-10 Finalists For 2023 Hobey Baker Award
The Hobey Hat Trick (three finalists) will be announced on March 30, 2023

St. Paul, Minn. -- The Hobey Baker Memorial Award Committee is pleased to announce the top ten candidates for the 2023 award honoring college hockey’s top player. Alphabetically, they are: Logan Cooley, University of Minnesota; Adam Fantilli, University of Michigan; Sean Farrell, Harvard University; Collin Graf, Quinnipiac University; Lane Hutson, Boston University; Matthew Knies, University of Minnesota; Devon Levi, Northeastern University; Yaniv Perets, Quinnipiac University; Blake Pietila, Michigan Tech University; and Jason Polin, Western Michigan University.

The ten finalists were selected by voting from all 61 Division I college hockey head coaches plus online fan balloting. Next, the 30-member Selection Committee and an additional round of fan balloting through the Hobey website hobeybaker.com March 17-26 will determine this year’s Hobey Baker winner. Criteria for the award are: displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, strength of character on and off the ice, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.

The Hobey Hat Trick (three finalists) will be announced on March 30, 2023 and the Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced on Friday, April 7, 2023. The announcement will be televised live on the NHL Network and streamed on the Hobey Baker website at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Lane Hutson – Boston University – Freshman, Defenseman, North Barrington, Illinois

A dynamic puck-moving defenseman, Hutson leads all blue-liners with 44 points in 34 games. He made history this season by becoming the first defenseman to lead Hockey East in scoring. He was named to the Hockey East First Team All Conference and All Rookie Team. To add to his accolades, he also was named Rookie of the Year and the Hockey East Scoring Champion.

  • Leads NCAA defenseman with four game winning goals
  • A 2022 2nd round draft pick and 62nd overall by the Montreal Canadiens<.li>
  • Bronze medalist at World Junior Championship, providing primary assist on the bronze medal-winning goal

Devon Levi – Northeastern University – Junior, Goaltender, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec

Devon Levi is a competitive, athletic, and disciplined goaltender. He has the best save percentage in the nation at .933 and is a Hobey finalist for the second straight season. He was awarded multiple accolades in Hockey East, including Goalie of the Year, Player of the Year, and First Team All Conference. Levi won the 2022 Mike Richter Award and is a finalist again this year.

  • Currently has a 17-12-5 record with a 2.24 GAA and .933 save percentage
  • Florida draft (7th round, 2020), rights traded to Buffalo – made the 2022 Canadian Olympic roster
  • Gives back to his community in Quebec by mentoring and training young athletes, and has donated old gear to his community rink and elementary school