Monday, June 20, 2011

Injury threatens to end Drury’s career

The New York Post reports that former Terrier captain and Hobey Baker Award winner Chris Drury is suffering from a degenerative condition in his left knee that likely will prevent the Rangers’ captain from playing next season and possibly ending his career. The Rangers had planned to buy out the final year of Drury’s contract, but the medical situation prevents this. Drury is BU’s all-time goal-scoring leader (113) and is third on the all-time points list (214). A member of BU’s 1995 national championship team, he was the NHL’s Rookie of the Year in 1998-99 and won the Stanley Cup with Colorado in 2001. BleacherReport looked back on Drury's career.

►No former Terriers were on the ice for the Bruins when the won the Stanley Cup in Vancouver last week, but Colby Cohen (in photo with Michael Ryder) one of several reserves called up from Providence, was in the Arena and in uniform, celebrating Boston’s first Cup win since 1972. Cohen, who scored the game-winning overtime goal in BU’s 2009 NCAA Championship game winner against Miami, played 46 games for Providence after his mid-season trade from Colorado. He was joined on the ice during the celebration by former Terrier Eric Thomassian.

►Sahir Gill who scored 25 points as a freshman for BU was interviewed by The Hockey Spy blog.

►2013 recruit Brendan Collier led the New England Nordiques to the championship of the the 2011 NH Jr. Monarchs Summer Showdown, scoring the clinching goal in a shootout of a 1-0 game.Collier also had a hattrick and an assist in the quarterfinals. Another 2013 recruit, Adam Erne also skated for the Nordiques. Patch interview with Collier.

►USHR reports that former BU captain Albie O’Connell, an assistant coach at Northeastern, may be in the running for a similar post at Harvard. Reports today indicate that Northeastern head coach Greg Cronin will depart to become an assistant coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Blaise McDonald, an associate head coach at BU before he became head coach at Lowell, may join former Terrier Don Cahoon’s staff at UMass as an assistant.

Andrew Glass who played two and a half seasons for BU will continue his college hockey career at Canada’s Carleton University. Details from The Boston Hockey Blog.

1 comment:

joseph burrell said...

oh that is such a big bummer, and I heard on Host Pay Per Head web site that it can be a serious injury!

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