Two players with New York state connections are finalists for the 2020 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.
Sacred Heart senior defenseman Jason Cotton, Providence sophomore right wing Jack Dugan, Boston University junior defenseman David Farrance, Massachusetts junior right wing John Leonard and Maine junior goaltender Jeremy Swayman represent half of the 10 finalists for this year’s award that is given annually to college hockey’s top player.
Cotton is the first finalist in the history of the Sacred Heart program. A native of Parker, Texas, he led Atlantic Hockey in goals and points with 20 and 37, respectively. Of his 20 goals, four came on the power play and three while shorthanded.