The Hobey Baker Legends of College Hockey Award is an annual award presented by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Committee to honor "one of the all-time great contributors to the game of college hockey."[1]

In 1981, the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Committee began to award to annual awards. The Hobey Baker Award is given to the individual selected as the outstanding NCAA men's ice hockey player of the current year. The "Legends of College Hockey Award" was established simultaneously to honor a player or coach who has made outstanding historic contributions to the sport. The "Legends of College Hockey Award" has been presented to individuals who have made contributions as a player, coach or administrator.

Award winnersEdit

Year Winner Position School
1981 John "Snooks" Kelley Coach Boston College 1933-1972
1982 Vic Heyliger Coach Michigan 1944-1957; Air Force 1966–1974
1983 John Mariucci Coach Minnesota 1953-1966
1984 Murray Armstrong Coach Denver 1957-1977
1985 Herb Gallagher Player, coach, administrator Northeastern 1952-1976; founder of the Beanpot Hockey Tournament
1986 Amo Bessone Coach Michigan Tech 1949-1951; Michigan St. 1952-1979
1987 Murray Murdoch Coach Yale 1938-1965
1988 Fido Purpur Coach North Dakota 1949–1956
1989 Jim Fullerton Coach Brown 1955-1970[2]
1990 Al Renfrew Player, coach Michigan 1946-1949 (player); Michigan Tech 1951-1956; North Dakota 1956-1957; Michigan 1957-1973
1991 Jack Riley Coach Army 1951-1986
1992 John "Connie" Pleban Coach U.S. Olympic Team 1952; U.S. National teams 1950, 1961, 1962; Minnesota-Duluth 1955-1959
1993 Bill Cleary Coach Harvard 1972-1990
1994 Jack Kelley Coach, player Boston University 1950-1952 (player), 1962-1971 (coach)
1995 John Mayasich Player Minnesota 1954-1955; US Olympic Teams 1956, 1960
1996 Len Ceglarski Coach Clarkson 1958-1972; Boston College 1973-1992
1997 Lou Lamoriello Coach Providence College 1968-1987
1998 Ned Harkness Coach Rensselaer 1950-63; Cornell 1964-70; Union (N.Y.) 1976-1978
1999 John MacInnes
Glen Sonmor
Michigan Tech 1957-1982
Ohio State, Minnesota 1966-1971[3]
2000 Bob Johnson Coach Colorado College 1964-66; Wisconsin 1967-1982
2001 Bob Peters Coach North Dakota 1965-1966; Bemidji State 1967-1982, 1984-2001
2002 Sid Watson Coach Bowdoin 1960-1983[4]
2003 Lefty Smith Coach Notre Dame 1968-1987
2004 Ron Mason Coach Lake Superior State 1967-1973; Bowling Green 1974-1979; Michigan State 1980-2002
2005 Murray Williamson Coach US Olympic Team 1972[5]
2006 Cooney Weiland Coach Harvard 1951-71[6]
2007 Ed Saugestad Coach Augsburg 1959-1990, 1992-1996[7]
2008 Eddie Jeremiah Coach Dartmouth 1938-1942, 1946-1963, 1965-67[8]
2009 Don Roberts Coach Gustavus Adolphus 1965-1996[9]
2010 Charlie Holt Coach New Hampshire 1968-85[10]
2011 Herb Brooks Coach Minnesota 1972-1979, 1980 United States national ice hockey team, St Cloud State 1986-1987
2012 Fern Flaman Coach Northeastern University 1970-1989
2013 Jeff Sauer Coach Colorado College 1971-1982, Wisconsin 1982-2002
2014 Jack Parker Coach Boston University 1973-2013
2015 Tim Taylor Coach Yale 1976-2006
2016 Bill Selman Coach North Dakota 1966-1968; Minnesota–Duluth 1968-1970; St. Louis 1970-1979; Lake Superior State 1981-1983; US National Team 1982[11]
2017 Bill Riley Jr. Coach UMass Lowell 1969-1991
2018 Red Berenson Coach Michigan 1984–2017
2019 Rick Comley Coach Lake Superior State 1973-1976, Northern Michigan 1976-2002, Michigan State 2002-2011


  1. Legends of College Hockey. Hobey Baker Memorial Award Committee.
  2. "Brown's Fullerton named to U.S. Hockey Hall", 1992-10-13.  ("Fullerton ... was named Legend of Hockey by the Hobey Baker Award Committee.")
  3. Rachel Blount. "Former coaches Sonmor, MacInnes to be honored", 1999-03-02. ("A pair of former coaches with WCHA ties, Glen Sonmor and the late John MacInnes, will be honored with the 'Legends of Hockey' awards at this year's Hobey Baker Memorial Award banquet in Bloomington.")
  4. Nichole Gleisner. "Obituary; Sidney Watson, NFL player, Bowdoin hockey coach, 71", Boston Herald, 2004-04-27. 
  5. "Murray Williamson Named Hobey Baker's 2005 Legend of College Hockey", Inside College Hockey, 2005-03-28. 
  6. Ralph 'Cooney' Weiland Named Hobey Baker Legend of College Hockey. USCHO (2006-05-03).
  7. "Former coach named Legends of Hockey recipient", ESPN, 2007-02-27. 
  8. Eddie Jeremiah Receives the 2008 Hobey Baker Legend of Hockey Award. Dartmouth Sports (2008-02-11).
  9. Former Gustavus Hockey Coach Don Roberts Selected To Receive Hobey Baker Legends of Hockey Award. Gustavus Adolphus College (2009-04-25).
  10. "Hobey Baker foundation honors legendary coach Holt", 2010-03-26. 
  11. "Former Lakers coach Bill Selman named Hobey Baker "Legend of College Hockey"", Lake Superior State Athletics, 2016-02-16. Retrieved on 2016-07-15. 
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