2000 — Mike Mottau
Boston College Eagles
Mottau became the second Boston College player to win the Hobey, doing so in his senior season as captain of the Eagles. A sound two-way defenseman, Mike was named Hockey East Defensive Defenseman of the Year, a First Team All Star and was Co-Player of the Year in the league. He recorded 44 points in 42 games played, setting BC and Hockey East records for career points by a defenseman. Additionally, Mike set two other school records, most games played and most assists, surpassing former Hobey winner David Emma. A Communications major, Mottau won the Walter Brown Award for the second straight year as the top American-born player in New England. After spending seven seasons toiling in the American Hockey League, Mike’s perseverance paid off as he completed three seasons with the New Jersey Devils and was in his second season with the NY Islanders before being traded late season to the Boston Bruins. He spent this past season with San Antonio and Toronto of the AHL.