North­eastern goal­tender Brad Thiessen, Hockey East Player of the Year, is one of three Hobey Hat Trick final­ists for the 2009 Hobey Baker Memo­rial Award, which honors col­lege hockey’s top player.

Thiessen enjoyed the most suc­cessful season of any goal­tender in North­eastern his­tory. He set school records in every major cat­e­gory, including wins (25), goals against average (2.12), save per­centage (.931), saves (1,195), games (41) and min­utes (2,495:44). He is Northeastern’s career leader in goals against average (2.40), save per­centage (.922) and shutouts (nine).

Ear­lier this week, the junior jour­nalism major was named New Eng­land MVP and a New Eng­land All-​​Star. He was also selected as the Hockey East ITECH Goal­tending Cham­pion and received the Hockey East “Three Stars” Award. Head coach Greg Cronin was named Hockey East Coach of the Year as well as New Eng­land Coach of the Year and cap­tain Joe Vitale was named New England’s Best Defen­sive Forward.

The Huskies fin­ished the reg­ular season in second place in Hockey East for the second time in team his­tory and reached the NCAA Tour­na­ment for the first time since 1994. North­eastern lost to Cor­nell, 3–2, in the first round of the tournament.

Joining Thiessen as a finalist for the award are Boston University’s Matt Gilroy, a defenseman, and Colin Wilson, a for­ward. This year’s winner will be announced Friday, April 10, from the Ver­izon Center in Wash­ington, D.C., during the NCAA Frozen Four. Fans can watch the announce­ment live on ESPNU at 7 p.m.