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Hobey Baker winner ready for Rangers

Updated: August 15, 2000, 6:40 PM ET
By Brian A. Shactman | ESPN.com

In other major sports, the best college player usually gets drafted extremely high, and if he's not signed less than a month before training camp begins, it's relatively big news.

Not so in the world of hockey.

Defenseman Mike Mottau won the Hobey Baker award as the best U.S. college player after a point-a-game, 37-assist senior season for Boston College in 1999-2000. He's young, talented and ready to go. Yet, as of this week, the New York Rangers' 1997 seventh-round draft pick remains ...

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