Wednesday, 01.17.18 / 10:39 am CT
Photo: Ric Kruszynski
Former IceRays forward Matthew Weis has been nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, which recognizes the top NCAA men’s ice hockey player in the nation.
Seventy-four players were named to the list, which was announced earlier this week. It will be narrowed down throughout the coming months, with the top ten list of candidates being announced on March 14th and the final three on March 29th. The Hobey Baker award winner will be named on Friday, April 6th.
Weis (22) is a senior at Ohio State University, and has played in 123 games for the Buckeyes over his college career. He has 26 points (8 G, 18 A) in 24 games this season and is second on the team in scoring.
During his first season in junior hockey back in 2011-12, Weis played in 25 games for the IceRays before getting the call from the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers, where he played for two and a half seasons and never looked back. In his final season in Green Bay, Weis lit up the stat sheet with 57 points in 52 games, second on his team only to Nick Schmaltz, who now plays for the Chicago Blackhawks.
He has since had a distinguished college career at Ohio State, and is the only IceRays alum this season to have been nominated for this prestigious award. Fans can cast their vote by going to www.voteforhobey.com. Follow the prompts to make your selection from the group of 74 players representing 46 NCAA Division I schools.