Every week this season, Eye on Hockey will be tracking the best players in college hockey as they compete for the ultimate individual prize, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.
Another wacky week of college hockey is in the books with more surprising results and standout performances. October hockey can be so unpredictable and that's certainly been the case thus far. Teams are still getting familiar with each other and players are just getting their legs under them. However, some of the nation's top talents are already making a major impact.
The newest addition to the Hobey Watch this week is Boston College sophomore sensation Johnny Gaudreau. He replaces Mark Zengerle who was idle last weekend, so it's probably safe to expect Zengerle to be back on the watch in the near future. Gaudreau was simply too explosive in a bounce-back weekend for the defending national champs to leave off.
There's also a shakeup at the top for the first time with Kyle Flanagan bumping Nick Bjugstad down from the No. 1 spot. Though Bjugstad has been his normal solid self, Flanagan is putting up some eye-popping numbers. Additionally, watch out for Flanagan's St. Lawrence teammate Greg Carey, who didn't make our main list but is one of our “Others to watch” as he ranks second in the nation behind Flanagan with 10 points.
It's only two weeks into the season, but things are getting awfully hot already in the race for college hockey's ultimate prize
Here's who made the cut this week:
|1. Kyle Flanagan -- St. Lawrence|
|2. Nick Bjugstad -- Minnesota|
|3. Brett Gensler -- Bentley|
|4. Johnny Gaudreau -- Boston College|
Others to watch:
Mark Zengerle -- F -- Jr. -- Wisconsin
Alex Guptill -- F -- So. -- Michigan
Greg Carey -- F -- Jr. -- St. Lawrence
Pat Mullane -- F -- Sr. -- Boston College
Danny DeKeyser -- D -- Jr. -- Western Michigan