COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mason Jobst, a senior forward on the No. 8/7 Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, given annually to the top player in NCAA Division I men’s hockey. Jobst, a two-time captain for the Buckeyes from Speedway, Indiana, is an All-American and three-time All-Big Ten selection who leads current NCAA skaters in career points.
The Hobey Top 10 list is compiled from balloting from all 60 Division I head coaches and by an online fan ballot at hobeybakeraward.com. To determine the Hobey Hat Trick of three finalists for the award, the Top 10 list will be voted on by a 29-member selection committee and a round of fan balloting (March 21-31). The Hobey Hat Trick will be announced April 4 and the 2019 winner will be revealed April 12 on a show on NHL Network from the HarborCenter in Buffalo, site of the 2019 NCAA Frozen Four.
This season, Jobst was a Big Ten Player of the Year finalist and earned First Team All-Big Ten accolades for the second time. He is just the fourth Big Ten player – and the first Buckeye – to earn First Team All-Big Ten honors twice (2017, ’19). Jobst also earned Second Team All-B1G accolades in 2018 and is the second Ohio State player, the first since Paul Tilley in 1977, ‘79 and ’80, to earn three first/second team all-conference honors. Jobst was a 2017 AHCA Second Team All-American and the co-Big Ten scoring champion, as well as a 2016 Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection.
Jobst has a team-best 17 goals and 36 points in all 35 games this year, ranking second with 19 assists. He had 13 goals and 28 points for the Buckeyes in B1G games, tying for fourth in points and first in goals among league skaters. He has a point in 24 of 35 games, with eight multiple point outings. He earned NCAA and Big Ten First Star of the Week accolades in January.
Jobst leads current NCAA skaters with 164 career points (12 more than second), shares the assist lead with 95 and is third with 69 goals. He has averaged 1.10 points per game over his 149-game career, ranking fifth among this year’s NCAA skaters and third among 2018-19 seniors. He is one of just 21 NCAA skaters with 150 points since 2013-14 and is eighth (tied) in points over that span. He is tied for 12th in Ohio State history in career points with the most since 1989.
Jobst ended his conference career as the Big Ten record holder in career goals (48) and points (108) and tied for first in career points per game (1.24), the most for a four-year player, while ranking second with 60 assists. The previous point record was 86, while the goal record was 36 and the assist mark was 57.
The Buckeyes improved a spot in the Big Ten standings each year during Jobst’s career, culminating this season with the first Big Ten regular season title in program history and the first for Ohio State since 1972. He sealed the championship, scoring on a breakaway in 3×3 overtime at Michigan Feb. 23.
Jobst and the Buckeyes earned a spot in the last two NCAA Tournaments and are looking to become the second Ohio State senior class to make three NCAA appearances. The 2018 team was the first Ohio State squad to earn a No. 1 seed and made the program’s second trip to the Frozen Four (the first since 1998).
A real estate and urban analysis major on pace to graduate this spring, Jobst is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
Jobst is the fifth Buckeye to be named a Hobey Baker Award finalist and the first since Ryan Dzingel in 2014. RJ Umberger was a finalist in 2003, Hugo Boisvert was among the Top 10 in 1999 and Paul Pooley was the first Buckeye recognized in 1984. The first Hobey Baker Memorial Award was given in 1981.
NCAA Selection Show Sunday
The 16-team NCAA Tournament bracket will be revealed at 7 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU. Ohio State is looking to make a third straight appearance and the program’s ninth overall.