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Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau wins Hobey Baker Award as top Division I hockey player

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PHILADELPHIA — Boston College forward Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker Award on Friday night as the top Division I college hockey player, and signed with the Calgary Flames.

Gaudreau, from Carney's Point, New Jersey, won the award a day after Boston College lost to Union in the NCAA semifinals. He passed up with senior season to sign with Calgary.

PHOTO: Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, jumps into the arms of teammate Kevin Hayes, right, after scoring a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, jumps into the arms of teammate Kevin Hayes, right, after scoring a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

The 5-foot-7, 150-pound forward led the nation with 36 goals and 44 assists. He's the first player to reach 80 points since Colorado College's Peter Sejna had 82 in 2002-03.

St. Lawrence's Greg Carey and St. Cloud State's Nic Dowd were the other finalists.

Union will play Minnesota in the championship game Saturday night.

The Flames also signed Boston College forward Bill Arnold. Arnold, from Needham, Mass, had 14 goals and 39 assists as a senior.

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PHOTO: Boston College's Johnny Gaudreau, center, jumps into the arms of teammate Kevin Hayes, right, after scoring a goal during the first period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Union, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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