Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wisconsin to honor Blake Geoffrion Friday

Like the headline indicates, Friday night the University of Wisconsin and it's men's hockey program will honor 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner Blake Geoffrion.

There will be a poster giveaway on both Friday and Saturday night courtesy of Suttle Straus. Gates will open on Friday night at 6 PM and Blake will be signing autographs from 6 to 6:30 by section 111 in the Kohl Center concourse.

Geoffrion was the first Wisconsin player to ever win the award. The Brentwood, TN native finished the season with 28 goals and 50 points. A two year captain, Geoffrion capped his career at Wisconsin when he led the Badgers to the 2010 Frozen Four in Detroit.

A second round draft pick of his hometown Nashville Predators, Geoffrion is currently skating for their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee. Geoffrion currently has 13 points in 25 games for the Admirals. He missed about a month in November with a concussion but is back to full strength and has 7 points in his past 13 games.

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