Flames’ Prospect Johnny Gaudreau Pilots Boston College to Hockey East Crown

March 17th, 2012 by Al Daniel Leave a reply »
Precisely 11 years ago Saturday night, a Boston College freshman by the name of Chuck Kobasew garnered the Hockey East tournament MVP laurel.

Within three months, Kobasew would be drafted in the first round by the NHL’s Calgary Flames and established himself in the professional circuit within two seasons. He debuted with the parent club on Oct. 10, 2002, saw action in 23 games as a rookie and was a full-timer by the end of the 2004-05 lockout.

Could old patterns be recycling themselves between Chestnut Hill and Calgary?

We know this much: On this weekend of March 16-17, 2012, the BC Eagles are conference champions once more, and yet again, owe it heavily to the contributions of a rookie who is also on Calgary’s radar.

Johnny Gaudreau single-handedly outscored the Maine Black Bears, 2-0, within the first 20 minutes of Saturday night’s Hockey East championship game. It would ultimately be all the Boston College Eagles needed to ice an eventual 4-1 triumph for the school’s record third straight conference crown and 11th Hockey East pennant overall.

The pint-sized freshman winger, who ranks 10th among al ...

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