The Hobey Hat Trick was announced today — the top three finalists for the national player of the year — and neither UND senior made the final cut.
Forwards Danny Kristo and Corban Knight were both named top 10 finalists for the award, which will be handed out on April 12 in Pittsburgh.
The three finalists are St. Cloud State forward Drew LeBlanc, Quinnipiac goalie Eric Hartzell and Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau.
The final voting was done on Monday and Tuesday. The winner will likely be either LeBlanc or Hartzell, who both have their team in the Frozen Four.
LeBlanc is a fifth-year senior who has 13 goals and 50 points in 41 games. Hartzell is a senior who has kept Quinnipiac at the top of the rankings all year. He has a 29-6-5 record, a .933 save percentage and a 1.55 goals-against average.