BWC Alum and senior standout defenseman for the University of Denver Pioneers, Joey LaLeggia, has been nominated for college hockey’s version of the Heisman Trophy: The Hobey Baker Award.
Awarded annually to college hockey’s top player, the Hobey Baker’s highly popular fan-voting opened on Wednesday, January 7, with senior Pios defenseman Joey LaLeggia appearing on the ballot.
Be sure to visit the Hobey Baker website (www.hobeybakeraward.com), click on the on the Vote for Hobey icon and follow the prompts to #VoteForJoey!
LaLeggia’s Highlights 2013-2014
- Named to six-member NCHC All-Conference First Team, receiving 30 points (10 first-place votes).
- Won the NCHC awards for Defenseman of the Year and Offensive Defenseman of the Year.
- Named NCHC Defensive Player of the Week on November 11.
- Helped DU win the inaugural NCHC Championship and appear in the NCAA Tournament.
- Recorded four points in six games of the postseason on two goals and two assists, both assists coming in the NCAA Tournament.
- Played in 37 games for the Pioneers.
- Led all defensemen with 25 points on 12 goals and 13 assists.
- Tied for the conference lead in goals by a defenseman.
- Second on the team in power play goals with five.
- Had five multi-point games and started the season with points in nine of the first 14 games.
- Missed five games due to injury.