Boston University forward Jack Eichel was named the Hobey Baker Award winner for the 2014-15 season on Friday, beating out North Dakota goalie Zach McIntyre and Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey.

Eichel was the first freshman to be nominated for the award in 12 years, and the first one to win since 1993, when Paul Kariya won while at Maine.

“What an honor to win this award that I’ve dreamed of my whole life,” Eichel said.