Boston College Daily Links: Luke Kuechly Goes Ninth

NFL Draft

Luke Kuechly goes ninth (BostonHerald.com)
"The day of the visit they really kind of walked me through the facilities and showed me what was going on," said Kuechly. "I met with some of the coaches and was briefed on the kind of defenses they use. It really was kind of a quick in and out. But it was a good opportunity to check how things operate down there."

Boston College prospect could play all three positions (Winston-Salem Journal)
"We're going to look at it, we really are, and just see how it all meshes," Rivera said. "This is one of those picks where it makes your group better and your unit better. The reason we drafted the kid is he has tremendous versatility. Whether he's playing the Sam, the Mike or the Will for us, this guy has an opportunity to make an impact for us."

Rewinding, fast-forwarding with prospects (ESPN ACC Blog)
The prospect from Cincinnati Saint Xavier chose Boston College because of academics as much as for football. Need proof? His runners-up were Duke, Stanford and Virginia. He was even willing to stick to his commitment through a coaching change during his high school senior season.

BC's Donnie Fletcher awaits the NFL Draft with hope, pride (ESPN Boston)
Once he arrived in Chestnut Hill, Fletcher made his presence known almost immediately. He played in all 14 games as a true freshman, starting four, and snagged three interceptions. His stock hit a high after his junior season, when he finished tied for 11th in the country in interceptions with five, despite playing in BC's zone scheme.

Hockey

Rangers' Kreider shines in Game 7 (ESPN New York)
Despite being held off the scoresheet in the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Senators, he delivered a dazzling performance that helped lead the Blueshirts past Ottawa in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden and on to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Devil notes: Happy reunion (NorthJersey.com)
Both spent most of this season in Albany before Harrold was called up to play in the final seven regular-season games. Gionta caught up with him a week and a half later in New Jersey, when he was called up to play in the team's regular-season finale against Ottawa and scored the game-winning goal - also his first NHL goal - in a 4-2 victory.

Mike Boone: Mike Matheson should get new cap at NHL draft (MontrealGazette.com)
In its latest draft prospect rankings, NHL Central Scouting Service had Matheson 30th among North American skaters. That should translate into early selection, which would be a nice boost for Matheson when he starts a hockey scholarship at Boston College in September.

Former Gloucester Catholic High School star John Gaudreau helps Boston College to national ice hockey title (NJ.com)
"It’s awesome to hear someone like Barry talking about you," Gaudreau said. "Being like 12, I get that a lot. I knew it was coming, but him saying good things about me was special and I really appreciate him saying good things about me."

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