Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey wins Hobey Baker Award

Watch Harvard's Jimmy Vesey’s acceptance speech after winning the 2016 Hobey Baker Award.

Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey won the Hobey Baker Award as the best college hockey player in NCAA Division I.

This was Vesey’s second nomination in the past two years. He recorded 24 goals and 22 assists in 33 games for Harvard University.

The other nominees were Jets prospect Kyle Connor and Canucks prospect Thatcher Demko.

Last year’s winner was Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel, while in 2014 Johnny Gaudreau took home the trophy.

Vesey was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the third round of the 2013 draft, but has so far elected not to sign with the club. He is expected to test NHL free agency in August when he becomes eligible.

Joshua Kloke took a look at Vesey’s options in a profile last month.

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