Monday, June 13, 2016

Sully and Bones hoist the Cup

Former Terriers Mike Sullivan and Nick Bonino became the 7th and 8th Terriers to hoist the Stanley Cup after Pittsburgh’s 3-1 win last night to close out San Jose in the sixth game of the Cup finals.  Previous winners are Shawn McEachern (Pittsburgh 1992), Ed Ronan (Montreal 1993), Chris Drury (Colorado 2001), Joe Dipenta (Anaheim 2007), Jay Pandolfo (New Jersey 2000 and 2003) and current assistant coach Scott Young (Pittsburgh 1991, Colorado 1996)

Bonino is the third Terrier to win both an NCAA title and a Stanley Cup, joining Drury and Pandolfo.  His 18 playoff points, which included a team-high 14 assists, ties Drury for the most in a single-season's plays. Drury had 18 (9G, 9A) in 2006.  Among all forwards in this season's playoffs, Bonino led with 50 blocked shots.

Sullivan is the sixth American-born coach to lead a team to the Cup and the first since Dan Bylsma with Pittsburgh in 2009.

The Penguins set a record for the most college players on a Cup winner with 11.

The Sharks’ Matt Nieto, who missed much of San Jose’s playoff run with an injury, finished the post-season with a goal and two assists.

● recap and video

2016 NHL Draft
● Morreale—BU may be well-represented in draft

● Comcast Sports NE: Keller a long shot for the Bruins
● Comcast Sport Philadelphia: Kieffer Bellows draft profile

Boston Globe. Columnist Fluto Shinzawa discusses the likelihood of four Terriers becoming first-round selections.

That the Terriers landed such high-end talent reflects well on coach David Quinn, assistant coach Albie O’Connell, and former assistant Steve Greeley, who helped recruit the players before he left for the Rangers.

“It speaks to the quality of the program at BU, first and foremost,” Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said. “Quinny’s doing a fantastic job of bringing in those players. He must be sitting down at the dinner table with their moms and convincing them this is the right place.”

Looking ahead
NeutralZone.Net has ranked the top five recruiting classes for 2016-17: BU #1, North Dakota #2, Michigan #3, Northeastern #4, Miami #5.

Looking back:
Pandolfo , who won the Stanley Cup with New Jersey in 2000 and 2003, before concluding his playing career with Boston, will be an assistant coach for the Bruins next season.
Comcast Sports NE report

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