And who was the one pre-Parker Terrier to play in the NHL. It was goalie John Aiken, who suited up in one game for Montreal as an emergency replacement for Hall of Famer Jacques Plante.
● Pulled from the crowd to be a Habs goalie
►Matt Nieto picked up his third point in as many AHL games, assisting on Worcester's only goal, a 7-1 loss to Springfield.
In an NHL.com feature story, current pros look back at their experiences in the NCAA finals. Included is former BU captain and current Boston Bruin Jay Pandolfo, who played in the
Final Four in all four seasons (1993-96) at BU, including 1995 when BU won the national championship. A sidebar listing NHL.com's Top-10 NCAA title-winning contributions by current NHL players gives the top spot to the 2009 BU national championship, referencing Colby Cohen's title-winning goal, assisted by Kevin Shattenkirk, and the dramatic game-tying goal scored by Nick Bonino off a Matt Gilroy feed with seven seconds left in regulation.
Note that we say Pandolfo played in four "Final Fours," rather than "Frozen Fours." That's because the latter term was first used in 1999, and it was coined by BU's longtime Sports Information Director Ed Carpenter, as The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan points out today. Beginning in the 2004-05 season, The Ed Carpenter Award has been given to the Terriers' top scorer.