Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation


The Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation is 501(c)3 non-profit corporation committed to the advancement of athletic achievement, character, and sportsmanship in college and high school hockey. It was established in 1991 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Foundation annually recognizes college hockey’s most outstanding player through the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, named for the early twentieth-century athlete widely regarded to be the first great American hockey player. Established in 1981, the award’s unique criteria include strength of character, sportsmanship, and academic achievement as well as excellence on the ice—the characteristics embodied by Hobey Baker in his lifetime. The Hobey Baker Memorial Award is college hockey’s most prestigious award.

Jon Doehr, managing director, is vice-president of the Foundation and chair of the Awards and Rules Committee.