Miele wins 2011 Hobey Baker Award
St. Paul, MN (Sports Network) - The Hobey Baker Memorial Award Executive Committee announced Friday that Miami-Ohio RedHawks forward Andy Miele was named the 31st 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.
During his senior season, Miele led all of college hockey with 71 points (24G, 47A) in just 39 games. He also took home the CCHA scoring crown after posting 56 points (16 goals, 40 assists) in 28 contests. His 40 assists were more than any other player had points, which was a first in league history.
The 22-year-old native of suburban Detroit took home CCHA Player of the Year honors, along with CCHA Tournament MVP as Miami-Ohio won the playoff crown for the first time in program history.
After the RedHawks were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, by New Hampshire, Miele signed a pro contract with the Phoenix Coyotes. Miele finished his collegiate career with 60 goals and 160 points in 141 games.
North Dakota forward Matt Frattin and Boston College forward Cam Atkinson were the other two finalists.
University of Wisconsin product Blake Geoffrion took home the award last season.
04/08 19:50:48 ET