BC's Atkinson a finalist for Hobey Baker award

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BC's Atkinson a finalist for Hobey Baker award

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Cam Atkinson of Boston College, Matt Frattin from North Dakota and Miami of Ohio's Andy Miele are the finalists for this year's Hobey Baker award given to college hockey's best player.

The Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation made the announcement Wednesday, whittling the original list of 10 candidates. The winner will be announced in St. Paul, Minn., at the NCAA Frozen Four on April 8.

Atkinson, a junior, had 31 goals and 21 assists for the Hockey East champion Eagles. He has signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Frattin, a senior, has led the Fighting Sioux to the Frozen Four. The WCHA Player of the Year leads the nation with 36 goals and has 24 assists.

Miele, a senior, had 24 goals and 47 assists for a nation-leading 71 points.

-- The Associated Press

Patriots select WR Lucien in seventh round

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Patriots select WR Lucien in seventh round

With their final pick of the draft, the Patriots select wide receiver Devin Lucie from Arizona State in the seventh round, 225th overall.

Lucien (6-2, 195 pounds) had a third-round grade from Pro Football Focus. He was top 20 in terms of yards per route run, with very good hands. He had Five drops in two years.

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Patriots select Houston LB Roberts in seventh round

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Patriots select Houston LB Roberts in seventh round

The Patriots select Elandon Roberts, a linebacker from Houston, in the seventh round with the 214th pick overall.

Roberts led the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I) in solo tackles with 88 and had six sacks. 

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The Patriots select Illinois G Karras in seventh round

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The Patriots select Illinois G Karras in seventh round

The Patriots drafted Illinois guard Ted Karras in the seventh round with the 221st pick overall.

Karras is 6-3, 307. His great uncle is the late Alex Karras, a four-time Pro Bowler with the Detroit Lions who went on to an acting career. 

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