It’s been quite a week for Nic Dowd, a 23-year-old senior forward from St. Cloud (Minn.) State. On Tuesday, he signed a one-season entry-level contract with the Kings. On Wednesday, he was named one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, college hockey’s version of the Heisman Trophy. Dowd had 40 points, including 22 goals, in 38 games this past season with St. Cloud State.
Greg Carey, senior forward from St. Lawrence University, and Johnny Gaudreau, junior forward from Boston College, are the other finalists. The winner will be announced in a ceremony April 11 from Philadelphia.