Matthew Coronato nominated among Harvard’s 2023 Hobey Baker Memorial Award candidates

Calgary Flames prospect Matthew Coronato (13th overall, 2021) is off to another fast start in 2022–23. The now sophomore forward hailing from Huntington, New York has already recorded 10 goals and 20 points through the Crimson’s first 17 games to start the year. Coronato is no stranger to this level of attention. He led all NCAA first-years with a point-per-game rate of 1.06 in the 2021–22 campaign.

Coronato’s sophomore season

This season Coronato has only boosted the narrative of being among the best of the best once again, all while currently averaging a 1.18 point per game rate, which currently has him ranked 19th in the NCAA. Coronato continues to excel in his play in all situations and has scored some of the biggest and clutch goals for Harvard during their campaign thus far. Here are a few highlight reel examples below:

How the Hobey Baker nomination process works

For those wondering about how the nomination process works for the Hobey Baker Award, it works like this: Head coaches of NCAA Division I schools nominate the top three players in their league and the top three players in the nation. College hockey fans also have the ability to vote online during this window. Fan voting is seen as essential and an important factor in tallying up the balloting outcome. Finally, after this process is played out, Price Waterhouse Coopers tabulates the votes and the top 10 candidates are announced.

There are four criteria against which nominees for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award are considered:

  1. Strength of character, on and off the ice
  2. Contribution to the integrity of the team and outstanding skills in all phases of the game
  3. Scholastic achievement and sportsmanship
  4. Compliance with all NCAA rules, including being a full-time student in an accredited college or university and completing 50 percent or more of the season

Other notable nominees

  • Luke Hughes – University of Michigan – 4th overall, 2021 (NJD)
  • Cutter Gauthier – Boston College – 5th overall, 2022 (PHI)
  • Brock Faber – University of Minnesota – 45th overall, 2020 (LA) – Current Minnesota Wild prospect
  • Lane Hutson – Boston University – 62nd overall, 2022 (MTL)
  • Adam Fantilli – University of Michigan – Top Ranked Prospect Eligible for the 2023 NHL Entry Draft

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