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Geoffrion wins 2010 Hobey Baker Award

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - The Hobey Baker Memorial Award Executive Committee announced Friday that University of Wisconsin forward Blake Geoffrion was named the 30th winner of college hockey's most prestigious individual honor.

Named after a legendary Princeton hockey player who died in World War I, the award recognizes strength of character in players both on and off the ice.

Geoffrion, a 22-year-old senior and grandson of Montreal Canadiens Hall-of- Famer Bernie Geoffrion, is the first player in the storied history of the Badgers program to win the award.

Entering Saturday's NCAA final, he has posted 28 goals and 50 points in 39 games, which includes 19 goals and 34 points in 25 Western Collegiate Hockey Association contests.

He is also the first player from the WCHA to win since forward Ryan Duncan was named the top collegiate player in 2007 as a sophomore.

A pair of Hockey East players, senior forward Bobby Butler of New Hampshire and sophomore forward Gustav Nyquist, were the other two finalists.

Boston University defenseman Matt Gilroy took home the award last season.

04/09 20:22:18 ET