Minnesota State’s Dryden McKay wins Hobey Baker Award

Minnesota State Mavericks goalie Dryden McKay won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the top player in college hockey Friday night in Boston.

McKay helped lead the Mavericks to the NCAA championship game by setting an NCAA record with 38 wins during the 2021-22 season. McKay also owns the NCAA record for most career shutouts with 34.

A three-time All-American, McKay was the CCHA Player of the Year, Goalie of the Year and First Team all-conference. Dryden also excels in the classroom where he carries a 3.83 GPA as a Finance major.

McKay is only the third goalie to win the award and is the first player from Minnesota State to earn the honor. He was one of three finalists for the award along with University of Minnesota forward Ben Meyers and Denver University forward Bobby Brink.

Minnesota State plays Denver for the NCAA national championship Saturday night in Boston.