Macklin Celebrini wins 2024 Hobey Baker Award

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Macklin Celebrini of North Vancouver, British Columbia became the 12th Canadian hockey player to win the Hobey Baker Award on Friday. The award is presented to the top men’s hockey player every year at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level.

Celebrini, who is 17 years of age, is projected to be the first overall pick in the 2024 National Hockey League Draft. So far this season for Boston University, Celebrini, a centre, has 32 goals and 32 assists for 64 points in 38 games. He also represented Canada at the 2024 World Junior Hockey Championship.

The first 11 Canadian Hobey Baker Award winners were Bowling Green University left winger George McPhee of Guelph, Ontario (1982), University of Minnesota-Duluth right winger Bill Watson of Pine Falls, Manitoba (1985), University of North Dakota center Tony Hrkac of Thunder Bay, Ontario (1987), University of Maine left winger Scott Pellerin of Shediac, New Brunswick (1992), University of Maine left winger Paul Kariya of Vancouver, British Columbia (1993), University of Michigan center Brendan Morrison of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia (1997), University of New Hampshire center Jason Krog of Fernie, British Columbia (1999), University of Minnesota-Duluth right winger Junior Lessard of Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Quebec (2004), University of North Dakota left winger Ryan Duncan of Calgary, Alberta (2007), University of Massachusetts Amherst defenseman Cale Makar of Calgary (2019), and University of Michigan Wolverines center Adam Fantilli of Toronto, Ontario (2023).

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