Penn State’s David Goodwin is one of five finalists announced Thursday for the 2017 Hockey Humanitarian Award.
The senior captain is the first Nittany Lion to be named a finalist for the honor, annually given by the Hockey Humanitarian Award Foundation to college hockey’s finest citizen.
In addition to being team captain this season and the program’s all-time scoring leader with 111 points, Goodwin has a double major in economics and Spanish with a 3.65 grade-point average. He has been volunteering with special-needs schools and working with mentally challenged students, and also has spent time abroad for several summers teaching and lending a hand in Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Cuba.
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