Wondering which teams to follow if you want to watch your favorite BC hockey alumni? Below is a list of where former Eagles are playing as of the start of the 2016-17 NHL season!
(Jimmy Hayes, Brian Gionta, Johnny Gaudreau, Noah Hanifin, Cam Atkinson, Patrick Eaves, Michael Matheson, Cory Schneider, Miles Wood, Steve Santini, Kevin Hayes, Chris Kreider, Brian Dumoulin, Brian Boyle, Brooks Orpik, Zach Sanford)
Boston Bruins: Jimmy Hayes begins his second season with his hometown team this year. Hayes recorded 29 points in 75 games last season.
Buffalo Sabres: Brian Gionta will captain the Buffalo Sabres for the third season in a row. Gionta recorded 33 points in 79 games last season.
Calgary Flames: Johnny Gaudreau re-signed with the Flames on Monday. Gaudreau has had the successful NHL career that BC fans expected for him thus far - he was a Calder Trophy finalist in 2014-15 and he led the Flames in goals (30), assists (48), and points (78) last season.
Carolina Hurricanes: Noah Hanifin enters his second season with the Hurricanes after a solid rookie year. Hanifin impressed on defense last season and recorded 22 points.
Columbus Blue Jackets: Cam Atkinson has played with the Blue Jackets for his entire NHL career. Atkinson had his best season to date last year, recording 53 points in 81 games. He was tied for 1st place on the team in points in 2015-16.
Dallas Stars: Patrick Eaves is entering his third season with the Stars. Eaves recorded 17 regular season points and 6 playoff points last year. Eaves, who has suffered from injury shortened seasons throughout his career, saw action in 54 games in 2015-16.
Florida Panthers: Michael Matheson starts the 2016-17 on Florida's roster after spending much of last season in the AHL. Matheson played in 8 NHL games last season and recorded 1 point, an assist during the playoffs. Matheson also recorded 6 points for Team Canada during last year's World Championship.
New Jersey Devils: Cory Schneider enters is fourth season with the Devils as he hopes to continue to prove his status as one of the NHL's top goalies. Amongst goalies that played a significant portion of the season last year Schneider was 3rd in GAA and 4th in save percentage. Miles Wood and Steve Santini are also on the Devils opening night roster. Santini and Wood are both entering their first professional seasons. Santini recorded 19 points and 50 PIM last year at BC. Wood scored 35 points as a freshman at BC before going pro.
New York Rangers: Kevin Hayes and Chris Kreider both return to the Rangers this season. Both players have spent their entire pro careers in the Rangers organization. Kreider had 43 regular season points and 2 playoff goals last season and Hayes recorded 36 regular season points.
Pittsburgh Penguins: Brian Dumoulin starts the season with the Penguins after having his first full season in the NHL last year. Dumoulin recorded 16 assists during the 2015-16 regular season and 2 goals and 6 assists during the playoffs.
Tampa Bay Lightning: Brian Boyle, who wore the "A" for the Lightning last season, enters his third season with Tampa in 2016-17. Boyle played great during the playoffs last season, recording 5 goals (he also scored 13 regular season goals).
Washington Capitals: Brooks Orpik returns to the Caps this season, while Zach Sanford will make his pro debut for the team. Orpik played only 41 games last season due to injury, but stayed true to the tough style of play that is expected of him while he was healthy. Sanford enters his first pro season after 2 years at BC. As a sophomore he picked up 39 points, 13 of which were goals
(Brian Gibbons, Patch Alber, Patrick Brown, Paul Carey, Adam Gilmour, Alex Tuch, Rob Scuderi, Tommy Cross, John Muse, Ben Smith, Joe Whitney, Ian McCoshen, Philip Samuelsson, Thatcher Demko)
Albany Devils: Brian Gibbons will all start the season with the Albany Devils. As of the writing of this article Patch Alber is still on the Devils' roster, but he could end up starting the season with the ECHL's Adirondack Thunder. Gibbons spent last season with the Hartford Wolf Pack, where he recorded 23 points in 63 games. Alber spent most of last season with the Adirondack Thunder, where he recorded 30 assists in 64 games.
Charlotte Checkers: Patrick Brown is entering his third season with the Checkers, for whom he has quickly taken on a leadership role. Brown recorded 25 points for the Checkers last season and scored his first NHL goal for the Hurricanes.
Hershey Bears: Paul Carey will start the season with the Hershey Bears. Carey played 44 games for the Bears and 4 for the Capitals last season before being sidelined by injury. Carey recorded 31 AHL points and 1 NHL goal last year. .
Iowa Wild: Adam Gilmour and Alex Tuch both enter their first professional season with the Wild. Gilmour registered a career high 12 goals for BC last season. Tuch recorded 34 points last year, including a Beanpot GWG.
Ontario Reign: Rob Scuderi cleared waivers and was assigned to the Ontario Reign earlier this week. Scuderi played for 3 NHL teams and 1 NHL team last season. He has been in the pros since 2001-02, so it will be interesting to see whether he sticks with the AHL or retires.
Providence Bruins: Tommy Cross will captain the Providence Bruins for the second season in a row. Cross scored 23 regular season points and 2 playoff points for the PBruins last season. He also saw his first NHL action, playing in three games for Boston and recording an assist.
Rochester Americans: John Muse joins the Amerks after spending most of his pro career in Carolina's organization. Muse continues to be the steady goalie that Eagles fans know him to be no matter which team he's on.
San Antonio Rampage: Ben Smith and Joe Whitney will start the season in San Antonio, a new team for both of them. Smith returned from a concussion last season and ended up splitting time between San Jose and Toronto. Smith ended the season in Toronto, where he scored 6 points for both the Maple Leafs and the Marlies. Whitney spent last season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He was having a stellar year until an injury ended his season. He ended up recording 33 points in only 36 games.
Springfield Thunderbirds: Ian McCoshen joins the new Springfield team after leaving BC. McCoshen had his strongest collegiate season last year, recording 21 points in 40 games.
St. John's Ice Caps: Philip Samuelsson joins the Ice Caps after spending last season with the now defunct Springfield Falcons. Samuelsson had his best season yet in 2015-16 with 4 goals and 27 assists.
Utica Comets: Thatcher Demko joins the Comets after a stellar season with BC in 2015-16. Demko was a Hobey Baker finalist and Mike Richter award winner last season.
(Steven Whitney, Destry Straight, Parker Milner, Travis Jeke)
Cincinnati Cyclones: Teddy Doherty is set to start the season with the Cyclones after graduating from BC. Doherty scored 26 points in 40 games as a senior captain at BC last year.
Norfolk Admirals: Steven Whitney returns to the Norfolk Admirals after having his best season yet in 2015-16. Whitney scored 23 goals and recorded 32 assists last year.
Rapid City Rush: Destry Straight will begin his second pro season with the Rush. He recorded 18 points for Rapid City last season.
South Carolina Stingrays: Parker Milner and Travis Jeke join a new team together this season. Milner has put up great numbers during his time in the pros but has struggled to find a team where he can take the starting position. Jeke enters his first pro season after showcasing his hard work and adaptability for BC last year.
Tim Kunes is playing for the Stavanger Oilers in Norway. Kunes has 6 assists and 1 goal in 9 games.
Pat Mullane is playing for HC Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. He had 6 points in 5 games before getting sidelined with an injury.
Ryan Shannon enters his fifth season for the ZSC Lions in Switzerland. Shannon has 9 points in 13 games so far this season.
Dave Spina is playing for TPS in Finland. He has 10 points in 9 games thus far.
Cam Spiro is playing for the Gentofte Stars in Denmark. Spiro has 3 goals in 5 games.
Bill Arnold is currently not on any team's roster. Arnold had two solid seasons in the AHL following his senior year at BC, although he has proven to be more injury prone in the pros than he was at the collegiate level.
Barry Almeida played 3 games for Gherdëina in the Alps Hockey League at the beginning of the season but had to leave the team due to a family emergency.
Brad Barone is currently playing for the Mississippi RiverKings in the SPHL, but could see some ECHL emergency call-ups during the season.
Brian Billett has returned to the Knoxville Ice Bears following an ECHL tryout. Billett spent last season with the SPHL's Knoxville Ice Bears and had a .921 save percentage. Like Baron, Billett could see some ECHL emergency call-ups during the year.
Mike Brennan is currently not on any team's roster. He spent the past two seasons playing for Sport in the Finnish league.
Stephen Gionta was injured during his PTO with the Islanders and is not on the opening day roster. It's unclear at the moment whether or not he has been released from his tryout contract.
Nathan Gerbe is rumored to be heading to Switzerland to play after being sent to the AHL by the Rangers.
Peter Harrold is currently not on any team's roster. Harrold wore the "A" for the Chicago Wolves last season and saw a few call-ups to the majors (although he didn't see any ice time for the Blues). He recorded 23 assists and 1 goal for the Wolves last year.
Nick Petrecki was released from Bridgeport's training camp last week and has yet to be picked up by another team.