Just one year after Drew LeBlanc took home St. Cloud State's first ever Hobey Baker Award, Nic Dowd has a chance to take home a second for the school. Dowd, along with Johnny Gaudreau of Boston College and Greg Carey of St. Lawrence, was named a "Hobey Hat Trick" finalist on Wednesday.

Dowd, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's Scholar-Athlete of the Year and its Defensive Forward of the Year, scored 40 points in 38 games this season including 22 goals. He agreed to a one year deal with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.

Gaudreau was a finalist for the award in 2013 as well. This season with BC the junior forward notched 35 goals and 42 assists for a nation-leading 77 points (14 points more than second place Kevin Hayes, also a BC Eagle).

Carey, a senior forward, scored 18 goals and tallied 39 assists for a total of 57 points with St. Lawrence.

In his four year career with the Huskies, the Huntsville native scored 121 points placing him 15th all-time on the SCSU career leaderboard.

The Hobey Baker Award will be presented in Philadelphia next weekend as part of the ceremonies at the Frozen Four.