Johnny Gaudreau is staying in school.

One of a hat-trick of finalists for the 2013 Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA’s player of the year, the Calgary Flames prospect — nicknamed Johnny Hockey — has elected to return to the Boston College Eagles for at least one more season.

“Excited for my junior year with #bchockey,” Gaudreau posted Tuesday on his Twitter account.

Flames fans were excited about the possibility of seeing the pint-sized left-winger in action at the Saddledome, but they’ll have to wait.

Calgary’s fourth-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, the 19-year-old is eligible to spend two more seasons in the collegiate ranks, meaning the same will-he-go-pro? debate could start up again next spring, too.

Truth is, Gaudreau should benefit from an extra winter — or two, perhaps — at Boston College.

At 5-foot-6, he’s listed at the same height as former Flames sparkplug Theoren Fleury and just one inch taller than Buffalo Sabres forward Nathan Gerbe, the shortest player in the NHL.

Listed at only 141 lb. by the Flames and 153 lb. by the Eagles, Gaudreau needs to bulk up before he’s trying to deke around Drew Doughty or Shea Weber.

Flames GM Jay Feaster is scheduled to meet with Gaudreau, his parents and his family advisor at the Frozen Four tournament later this week and was not available to comment Tuesday.

A week ago, he told reporters he wouldn’t pressure Gaudreau to skip out of school after his sophomore season.

“If the athlete says ‘I’m ready to go. I want to turn pro right now,’ then we’ll be there with a contract,” Feaster said. “If the athlete says, ‘I think one more year, get bigger, get stronger. I want to win a national championship ... ‘

“Whatever the case may be, as I say, we’ll be there watching you, we’ll be there supporting you and we’ll be there for you when you decide you want to turn pro.”