Cory Schneider has waited a long, long time to be "the man." After years of splitting time with Roberto Luongo, then finally being traded to New Jersey and splitting time with Martin Brodeur, the time has finally come that Schneider will be expected to pretty much carry the full load next year for the New Jersey Devils. And to go along with that new status, Schneider has a shiny new 7-year contract in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Devils have re-signed goalie Cory Schneider to a multiyear extension, the team announced Wednesday via Twitter. Schneider's deal is worth $42 million over seven years, a source confirmed to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
Cory's BC contemporary, Brian Boyle, is also enjoying having signed a new contract.
Boyle, who signed a three-year, $6 million deal with the Lightning, said he passed up more money from the Maple Leafs to come to Tampa. He will replace Nate Thompson, traded to the Ducks last month, as a fourth-line, defensive-minded forward and a strong penalty killer, his "bread and butter." Boyle, at 6 feet 7, 244 pounds, brings much-needed size to a young, small forward group.
And the Calgary media can't stop talking about Gaudreau.
The name has been talked about around the city since 2011. But finally, after four years of summer development camps, John Gaudreau's next trip will be for this fall's Calgary Flames training camp.
Another BU transfer:
Carolina Hurricanes prospect Brendan Collier won't be moving too far to continue his collegiate career. The Charlestown, Mass. native who played high school hockey at nearby Malden Catholic will be transferring from Boston University to crosstown rival Northeastern University.
Congrats to a beloved former Eagle:
UMass Lowell Men's Basketball Head Coach Pat Duquette has announced the addition of Louis Hinnant, Jr. as the director of basketball operations for the River Hawks' program. Hinnant has played professional basketball overseas since graduating from Boston College in 2006.
Maybe we'll see him back at the Heights one day in a few years. I hope the school thinks of a neat way to honor him when BC plays the River Hawks this fall for the first time in their existence as a D1 basketball program.