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Vote Plouffe!

Captain Derian Plouffe, seen here in action for the Niagara University Purple Eagles, is one of the nominees for the Hobey Baker Award. More than 70 players have been nominated for the award, which is given to the best collegiate hockey player in Division 1 of the NCAA.

Chris Lowrey
BUFFALO Jan. 24, 2017
A Shawville-born hockey player who is having the season of his life in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Division 1 hockey is up for the most prestigious award in college hockey.
Derian Plouffe, who plays for the Niagara University Purple Eagles has been named as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
The Hobey Baker award is given to the top player in Division 1 NCAA hockey. Past winners include Paul Kariya, Chris Drury and Ryan Miller.
Plouffe has had to earn everything that has come his way this season – both on and off the ice.
In November of 2016, during a practice drill with his team, Plouffe took a puck to the head after a shot from teammate Tanner Lomsnes deflected off a stick.

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