Ryan Donato is playing in the NHL these days for the first place Boston Bruins but there could be another amateur award coming his way - the Hobey Baker Award. He is now one of the three finalists for the honor that goes to college hockey's top player.

Donato played for Harvard before turning pro earlier in the month. He scored 26 goals and had 17 assists in 29 games for the Crimson. Donato also played for Team USA in the winter olympics and was the top scorer. Since putting on a Bruins jersey, Donato has three goals and two assists in six games.

The other two Hobey Baker finalists have turned pro as well. Northeastern's Adam Gaudette and Henrik Borgstrom from UDenver.

The 2017-18 winner will be announced during next week's Frozen Four Championship.

UMaine hockey has had two Hobey Baker Award winners over the years - Paul Kariya and Scott Pellerin.

NOTE: Donato and the Bruins play the Florida Panthers Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm. The game is live on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.

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