The 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of classroom, character, community and competition.
Beaudoin had a break-out year in 2008-09, setting career-highs in goals (13), assists (14) and points (27). Last year, he was given the team's Seventh Player Award, which is given to an individual who has shown the most growth as a member of the men's ice hockey team in his time at Quinnipiac. In addition, he was honored with the Coaches Award, given to the student-athlete who exemplifies everything that Quinnipiac men's hockey embodies. Beaudoin carried the highest grade point average among all sophomores, juniors and seniors on the Bobcats' roster, which in turned earned him the first-ever Quinnipiac Ice Hockey Academic Award after the 2008-09 season. Beaudoin was also the recipient of the first-ever Quinnipiac Ice Hockey Academic Award for the 2008-09 season after carrying the highest grade point average on the team. He was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.