Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Louie Caporusso, Ottawa's third-round (90 overall) choice in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, is among nominees for the 28th annual Hobey Baker Award, given to the NCAA's top men's ice hockey player.
Caporusso is having a solid year for the University of Michigan Wolverines, with 22 goals--second-best in the country--and 37 points in 32 games so far this season. Thanks in some part to Caporusso's improved play, the Wolverines are ranked third in the NCAA Div. 1 rankings, and have won 14 of their last 16 games.
You, as a member of Sens Army, have the opportunity to help get Caporusso the Hobey Baker award by voting in the official website. Your vote counts for a part of the final ballot that determines the winner. He's a ways down the rankings right now, so a voting blitz couldn't come at a better time. At the time of writing, Caporusso had 504 votes (0.2%), compared to the 29,582 (12%) leader Mark Magnowski of Princeton had, despite the fact that Caporusso's 37 points far ahead of Magnowski's 17 points (10G, 7A in 25GP).
(via HockeyBuzz's Mark Christopher)