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BU's Eichel, North Dakota goalie McIntyre, Harvard's Vesey are Hobey Baker award finalists


ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Boston University forward Jack Eichel, North Dakota goalie Zane McIntyre and Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey have been selected as the three finalists for the Hobey Baker award, for the best player in college hockey.

The Hobey Baker organization made the announcement Thursday. The winner will be revealed April 10 in Boston, the site of the NCAA Frozen Four.

Eichel, an 18-year-old freshman, is expected to be picked first or second in the NHL draft this summer. He has 24 goals and 43 assists in 38 games for the Terriers.

McIntyre, a junior, has a record of 29-9-3 with a save percentage of .931, the sixth-best in the nation.

Vesey, a junior, finished the season with 32 goals and 26 assists in 37 games.

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