Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Gilroy lands in Tampa; Bourque returns to D.C.

Former Terrier co-captain and Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Gilroy, an unrestricted free agent following two seasons with the Rangers, signed a $1-million, one-season deal with Tampa Bay.

Chris Bourque, who played one season at BU before turning pro, has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, after playing the 2010-11 season in Russia and Switzerland. In 2010, Bourque was MVP of the AHL playoffs.

The Boston Hockey Blog traces Colby Cohen's first pro season which included his first NHL goal, a trade that brought him back to Boston and a call-up to the Bruins for their playoff run culminating in a Stanley Cup for Boston and never-to-be-forgotten celebrations.

New England Hockey Journal reports that former Terrier Nick Bonino has received a qualifying offer from the Anaheim Ducks and that former co-captain John McCarthy is expected to receive one from the San Jose Sharks. Mike Grier, an All-American during BU's 1994-95 championship season, has indicated he'll either return to the Buffalo Sabres or retire. He has played 1060 NHL games during 14 NHL seasons.

Vancouver native Justin Courntall, will be attending the Canucks development camp. Alex Chiasson was in Dallas Stars camp this past week (video).

Looking ahead
Three future Terriers were among the players on the NHL's initial players to watch list for the 2012 draft. 2013 recruit Rob Baillargeon, who starred for Cushing Prep last season, received an "A" ranking, while fellow 2013 recruits Brendan Collier (Malden Catholic) and Danny O'Regan (St. Sebastian's) each received "B" rankings.

O'Regan and 2012 recruit Jarrid Privitera (Gunnery Prep) will participate in USA Hockey's Select 17 development camp in Rochester, N.Y., beginning this Thursday. Another 2013 recruit, Adam Erne (Indiana Ice), was named to the U.S. Under 17 Select Team that will play in the 2011 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, August 9-13, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Looking back
Bob Sylvia, a co-captain of BU's 1964-65 squad, retired in 2010 as Quincy, Mass., High School head hockey coach after 44 seasons. Friends, colleagues and former players recently gathered for a roast and tribute to the long-time coach who retired from his teaching position at Quincy H.S. this year. Syliva scored 64 points in three varsity seasons at BU, and led the Terriers to their first winning season under Coach Jack Kelley.

1 comment:

Matt Dresens said...

any news on those northeastern de-commit's? are any of then coming to BU?

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