That voting thing only accounted for 1% or something like that of the final actual voting.
He should have definitely been a finalist though. Nic Dowd didn't have an amazing year (relative to other candidates) but he is a finalist probably because he's a senior, even though that shouldn't have any impact on the process.
Here are some opinions on Gostisbehere not getting voted to the Hobey Hat Trick:
Chris Peters @chrismpeters 3m
LRT: Gostisbehere graceful in not making Hat Trick. Pretty strong argument he could have been. Few D impact entire game like he has at Union
ryan lambert @twolinepass 16m
@smclaughlin9 carey over hayes is an easy enough argument. dowd over gostisbehere is criminal negligence
ryan lambert @twolinepass 32m
@rctfetch clearly the best D in the country. would have my vote any other year by a longshot. doesnt come close to gaudreau's influence