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Brad Elliott Schlossman, Forum News Service, Published March 27 2013

Josh Duhamel pushes Corban Knight for Hobey Baker Award

GRAND FORKS - Corban Knight is getting some high-profile help in his bid to win the Hobey Baker Award.

Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel posted a message on Twitter on Wednesday morning asking for his followers to vote for Knight on the Hobey Baker website fan balloting.

Duhamel, a Minot native and an avid UND fan, has more than 450,000 followers on Twitter.

Duhamel has requested to movie producers to wear clothes with the Fighting Sioux logo in his films before, including the movie 'Life As We Know It.'

Knight is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, which goes to the top college hockey player in the country. UND's Danny Kristo also is a finalist. Click here to vote.

The fan vote accounts for about 1 percent of the actual vote. The Hobey Baker committee will cast final votes after this weekend's NCAA regional tournaments. UND will play Niagara at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

The top-three vote-getters will be announced next week. The winner will be announced on April 12 at the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh.