UM's Hyman heads cast of Hobey nominees
Michigan's Zach Hyman, Michigan Tech's Tanner Kero and Robert Morris' Cody Wydo (Allen Park) are among the finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, which goes to the nation's top collegiate hockey player.
Hyman, 22, a Florida Panthers' 2010 fifth-round pick (No. 123 overall), has 19 goals and 30 assists in 34 games as a senior for the Wolverines this season. The Toronto native has 14 multiple-point games.
Kero, 22, has 19 goals and 26 assists in 38 games as a senior for the Huskies. The Hancock native played for the North American Hockey League Marquette Rangers and United States Hockey League Fargo Force before joining Michigan Tech.
Wydo, 23, has 19 goals and 22 assists in 36 games as a senior for Robert Morris. The Allen Park native played two seasons (2009-11) for the NAHL Motor City Metal Jackets before college.
Other Hobey Baker nominees include: Daniel Ciampini, Union; Jack Eichel, Boston University; Matt Garbowsky, Joey LaLeggia, Denver; Zane McIntyre, North Dakota; Mike Reilly, Minnesota; and Jimmy Vesey, Harvard.
Three finalists will be announced on April 2 and the Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced April 10 from Boston during the NCAA Frozen Four.