Stamford's Haggerty Among Finalists For College Hockey's Top Honor

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Ryan Haggerty of Stamford, a junior at RPI, is among the finalists for college hockey's Hobey Baker Award. It is awarded to the nation's top collegiate player. Haggerty is second in the country with 18 goals. Photo Credit: Courtesy of RPI

STAMFORD, Conn. – Stamford native Ryan Haggerty, a junior on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hockey team, has been named one of the finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the nation’s top collegiate players.

Haggerty was also the subject of a recent feature story in the College Hockey News. He is one of the leading scorers in the country.

Online voting for the Hobey Baker Award began on Jan. 14. Fans can vote for Haggerty by clicking on the link.

Haggerty is having a breakout year at RPI (8-10-4), scoring 18 goals and nine assists. He is second in the country in goals and already has more points than he had all of last season.

“I’ve always believed in myself as an offensive player,” Haggerty said in the article in the College Hockey News. “It’s been tough the last couple of years with scoring and whatnot, and then this year things started falling into place. It’s boosted my confidence as a player because now I know I can do more than I’ve ever done in the past.”

Haggerty began his career at Trinity Catholic in Stamford before earning a spot on the U.S. National Development Team of the United States Hockey League. He helped the team win a gold medal in the 2011 U.S. World Championships.

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