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Sports Cole Caufield wins 2021 Hobey Baker Memorial Award

03:50  10 april  2021
03:50  10 april  2021 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield's university team is eliminated

  Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield's university team is eliminated Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield’s university hockey career almost certainly came to an end Friday afternoon. Caufield’s University of Wisconsin Badgers lost 6-3 to the Bemidji State Beavers in the first round of the Bridgeport Regional, which is part of the NCAA Tournament. Caufield, the Canadiens’ first-round pick (15th overall) at the 2019 NHL Draft, is now expected to turn pro. When GM Marc Bergevin spoke with the media earlier this month on a video conference he said the Canadiens have a plan for Caufield but that he would keep it to himself at that point.

As expected, Montreal Canadiens prospect Cole Caufield has been named the 2021 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner. The 20-year-old forward beat out Shane Pinto and Dryden McKay, the other two Hat Trick Finalists who were announced earlier this month.

a man wearing a uniform: It’s difficult to have a better two post-draft years than Cole Caufield has, and Canadiens fans are eagerly awaiting his time in Montreal. © Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire It’s difficult to have a better two post-draft years than Cole Caufield has, and Canadiens fans are eagerly awaiting his time in Montreal.

Even though the other finalists had outstanding seasons, this was always going to be Caufield’s year after he led the nation in goals and points. The diminutive forward recorded 30 goals and 52 points as a sophomore for the University of Wisconsin, while also helping lead the U.S. World Junior team to gold. It was an incredible performance for the 15th overall selection from 2019, one that has now put him in a small fraternity of Hobey Baker winners.

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Caufield quickly signed his entry-level contract with the Canadiens after Wisconsin was eliminated from the NCAA tournament—in a game in which he recorded 13 shots, scored two goals and registered an assist in a losing effort—and was expected to make his professional debut for the Laval Rocket Friday night.

It’s difficult to have a better two post-draft years than Caufield has, and Canadiens fans are eagerly awaiting his time in Montreal. Even though he stands just 5-7, he is the first player in Big Ten hockey history to win consecutive scoring titles and is an offensive machine from anywhere in the attacking zone. He has broken records at the U.S. National Team Development Program, tied some of Alex Ovechkin’s U18 international records and has now added the Hobey Baker to his growing resume.

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  COVID protocol-related absences: 03/31/21 Each day, the NHL will publicly release the list of players that are unavailable to their respective teams due to being in COVID-19 Protocol. Here is the list for today: © Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Anaheim – Alexander VolkovBoston – Jake DeBruskFlorida – TBALos Angeles – Brendan LemieuxMinnesota – Zach PariseMontreal – Joel Armia, Eric StaalNY Rangers – Brett Howden Vancouver – Adam GaudetteAs a reminder, inclusion on this list does not mean that a player has tested positive for Coronavirus or even that they have been confirmed as a close contact to another positive person.

If you want to bet against Caufield because of his size, you’re probably going to lose your money.

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Stu Cowan: Canadiens promote Caufield, but debut delayed by cap woes .
The Canadiens provided their fans with some excitement Friday morning when they called Cole Caufield up from the AHL’s Laval Rocket. However, Canadiens fans will have to wait a little longer before they get to see Caufield play a game with the team. The question is how long? The Canadiens have placed Caufield on their taxi squad and he took part in the team’s morning skate at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard ahead of Friday night’s game against the Calgary Flames at the Bell Centre.

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