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Minnesota State’s Smith, McKay named Hobey Baker Award finalists

Minnesota State forward Nathan Smith and goaltender Dryden McKay are up for this year’s Hobey Baker Award.
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 9:01 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 9:08 PM CST
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Minnesota State forward Nathan Smith and goaltender Dryden McKay are up for this year’s Hobey Baker Award.

The two are part of a group that’ll shrink to 10 finalists on March 16. The Hat Trick finalists will come out on March 31, with the winner being announced on April 8.

Smith leads the country in scoring with 33 points. McKay was a Hobey Hat Trick Finalist this past season and is having another strong season in goal for the Mavericks.

McKay is now up to 32 career shutouts, which is an NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey record.

Fan voting for the first phase will run up until March 6.

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