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Eagles in the Pros Update: Jerry York Era NCAA Champions Edition

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Have you ever wondered what your favorite Boston College Men's Hockey alumni from the Jerry York National Championship years got up to after graduation? If so, I've got you covered. (You're only getting updates on hockey careers because I'm not a stalker, sorry.)

Anthony Aiello (2008): Aiello was a junior during the 2008 championship run. From 2009-2011 he played in the AHL and ECHL before retiring from hockey.

Patch Alber (2010, 2012): Alber won the NCAA tourney as a freshman and a junior. He has since played in the ECHL. He played one season for the Elmira Jackals, and played 19 games with them in his second professional season. He spent the remainder of that season with the Missouri Mavericks. He played two games for the Mavericks this season, and has spent the remainder of it with the Adirondack Thunder. You can find him on Twitter here.

Bobby Allen (2001): After winning it all with the Eagles as a senior in 2001, Allen went on to split a career between the AHL and NHL. He played one game with the Edmonton Oilers during the 2002-2003 season, but spent the bulk of his career in the AHL. Allen played for the Boston Bruins from 2006-2008 before retiring due to a back injury. You can find him on tTwitter here.

Barry Almeida (2010, 2012): Almeida played 1 game with the Hershey Bears immediately following the 2012 championship. He played 35 games for the Bears in the 2012-13 season, and has since played in the ECHL. He has spent the past two seasons with the Utah Grizzlies. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Bill Arnold (2012): Arnold played four seasons for the Eagles before going pro and joining the Flames organization. He played one game for the Calgary Flames at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, and has since played for their AHL affiliates. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Cam Atkinson (2010): Atkinson was a sophomore in 2010, and left BC after his junior season. From 2010-2013 he split time between the Springfield Falcons and the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has spent the past three seasons playing only for the Blue Jackets. You can find him on Twitter here.

Dam Bertram (2008): Aiello was a senior during the 2008 championship run. From 2008-2011 he played in the AHL and ECHL before retiring from hockey.

Brian Billet (2012): Billet was Milner's backup goalie during the 2012 championship run. He played 19 games this season with the SPHL Knoxville Ice Bears. You can find him on Twitter here.

Brock Bradford (2008): Bradford missed much of the 2007-2008 season due to injury, but returned as a senior. He played most of the 2009-10 season for the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL) and played six games in the ECHL.

Mike Brennan (2008): Brennan was the captain of the 2008 Eagles, and led the team to an NCAA championship. From 2008-2013 he played in the AHL. He played the 2013-14 season in Germany, and has since been playing in Finland for Sport Vaasa.

Patrick Brown (2012): Brown played four years at BC before joining the Carolina Hurricanes organization. Over the past two seasons he has played 10 games with the Hurricanes (likely more by the time this article publishes), and has spent the remainder in the AHL. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Paul Carey (2010, 2012): Carey won championships with the Eagles and a sophomore and as a senior. He split seasons between the Lake Erie Monsters and the Colorado Avalanche from 2011-2015. He played the final 17 games of the 2014-15 season with the Providence Bruins. This season, Carey played 44 games with the Hershey Bears and 4 games with the Washington Capitals before an injury ended his season. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Bill Cass (2001): Cass was a sophomore for the 2001 NCAA win. He played for four seasons at BC, and played two games in the AHL immediately following the conclusion of the 2001 college season. He then spent 2 seasons in the ECHL before retiring from hockey.

Scott Clemmensen (2001): Clemmensen was a senior goalie in 2001, and his .914 save percentage helped lead the Eagles to a championship. Clemmensen had an extensive professional hockey career, splitting time between the AHL and NHL. He spent most of his NHL career with the New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers, but also played a few games for the Toronto Maple Leafs. In 2015, upon retiring from play, Clemmensen took the position of goalie development coach for the Devils.

Tommy Cross (2010, 2012): Cross was the Captain of the Eagles for their 2012 win. He played 2 games for the Providence Bruins upon the completion of his senior season, and split the 2012-13 season between the South Carolina Stingrays and the AHL Bruins. He has spent the past three seasons with the Providence Bruins with the exception of the three games he played for the Boston Bruins this season. He is currently the PBruins Captain. You can find him on Twitter here.

Ales Dolinar (2001): Dolinar graduated from BC in 2002 and played 23 games in the ECHL the following year.

Brian Dumoulin (2010, 2012): Dumoulin left BC as a junior after winning the 2012 championship. He played the 2012-13 season for the AHL Penguins and split the next two seasons between the AHL and NHL. Dumoulin has played only for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. You can find him on Twitter here.

Justin Dziama (2001): Dziama was a freshman during BC's first Jerry York era championship, and he went on to play 4 seasons at BC. Following graduation he played one season in the now defunct CHL.

Ben Eaves (2001): Eaves was a freshman in 2001, and he put up 39 points for the Eagles that season. Eaves was plagued by injuries upon graduation, but did play in the AHL for a season and change. He also played five season in the Finnish Elite League before retiring, although only two of those were full seasons. Eaves is now the Assistant AD, Director of Hockey, and U16 Coach at Culver Academies.

Benn Ferriero (2008): Ferriero was a junior in 2008 and returned for his senior season. From 2009-12 he split time between the AHL Sharks and the NHL Sharks. He spent the 2012-13 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, and Connecticut Whale, but also played 4 games for the NY Rangers. He spent most of the next season with the Utica Comets, but did play two games for the Canucks. He spent all of 2014-15 in the AHL and played 7 games for the Providence Bruins in 2015-16. He has spent most of the 2015-16 season with Salzburg EC in Austria.

Tim Filangieri (2008): Filangieri played four seasons for BC, graduating in 2009. He played in the AHL and ECHL from 2009-2011 before retiring from professional hockey,

J.D. Forrest (2001): Forrest was a freshman in 2001 and played four seasons for the Eagles. Upon graduation he played in Finland for two seasons before returning to the US. He spent the 2007-08 season in the AHL and ECHL, including a two game stint with the Elmira Jackals. Forrest then went back to play in Finland for a season and a half, joined Kloten in Switzerland for half a season, and then returned to Finland for the 2010-11 season. He spent the 2011-12 season playing in Sweden, and then played two years in Germany before retiring. Forrest is now an assistant coach with the U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team.

Pat Gannon (2008): Gannon was a senior in 2008. He played one year in France upon graduation before retiring from professional hockey.

Johnny Gaudreau (2012): Gaudreau left BC after his junior season to join the Calgary Flames. He's played with the Flames since then, and was a Calder finalist his rookie year. You can find him on Twitter here.

Nathan Gerbe (2008): Gerbe was a junior in 2008 and went pro at the end of the season. He split his first two seasons between the AHL Portland Pirates and NHL Buffalo Sabres. Gerbe played three full seasons for the Sabres from 2010-2013. He has played for the Carolina Hurricanes since the start of the 2013-14 season. He has been the Hurricanes nominee for the Masterson Trophy the past two seasons. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Brian Gibbons (2008, 2010): Gibbons, who played for four seasons at BC, was a freshman for his first championship and a senior for his second. Upon graduation, Gibbons played two seasons for the AHL Penguins. He split the 2013-14 season between the AHL Penguins and the NHL Penguins. He split the 2014-15 season between the Springfield Falcons and Columbus Blue Jackets, and currently plays for the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Brian Gionta (2001): Brian Gionta led BC to the championship in 2001, and has had a long and successful pro career since then. Aside from two AHL stints, he has spent his entire career in the NHL. Gionta has played for the New Jersey Devils and Montreal Canadiens, and he currently plays for and captains the Buffalo Sabres. Prior to joining the Sabres, Gionta was also the Captain of the Montreal Canadiens - he was the second American ever to hold that title. Gionta currently holds the record for most goals in a Devils' season with 48 in 2005-06. You can find him on Twitter here.

Jeff Giuliano (2001): Guiliano graduated from BC in 2002, and spent his American pro hockey career in the Kings organization. He spent most of his career with the Manchester Monarchs, who were then an AHL team. He spent half a season in the ECHL, and split 2005-06 and 2007-08 between the Monarchs and the LA Kings. He played for the KHL, in Minsk, in 2008-09, and then played six seasons in Germany. In 2015 he accepted a position as an assistant coach for the Manchester Monarchs, currently an ECHL team.

Jimmy Hayes (2010): Hayes won the NCAA Championship as a sophomore and left BC after his junior season. From 2011-13 he split time between the Rockford IceHogs and the Chicago Blackhawks. He played the beginning of the 2013-14 season with those teams before being traded to the Florida Panthers. He played two seasons for the Panthers and has spent this season with the Boston Bruins. You can find him on Twitter here.

Kevin Hayes (2012): Hayes played four seasons at BC and has played for the NY Rangers for the past two seasons. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Ty Hennes (2001): Hennes played 40 games as a freshman in 2001. He played four seasons for BC, and then played in the ECHL and CHL from 2004-2008. In 2013, Hennes was named a regional manager of USA Hockey’s American Development Model.

Marty Hughes (2001): Hughes was a senior in 2001, and seeing him win a national championship helped his nephew Teddy Doherty to decide he wanted to play at BC someday. Hughes played one season in the ECHL following graduation, and then played in Scotland for a year. Hughes is now an NCAA referee.

Tim Kelleher (2001): Kelleher was a backup goalie during the 2001 season. He graduated in 2003, and spent the next season in the CHL. He then played for three seasons in Italy and one season in the Netherlands before retiring from professional hockey.

Chuck Kobasew (2001): Kobasew played one season with the Eagles before leaving for the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL. From 2002-2007 he played for the Calgary Flames and their AHL affiliates. He joined the Boston Bruins in 2007, and played with them until 2009 when he was traded to Minnesota. He played two seasons for the Wild, and then played for the Colorado Avalanche from 2011-2013. He split the 2013-14 season between the AHL and NHL Penguins, and retired from the NHL at the conclusion of the season. He has played in Switzerland since the beginning of the 2014-15 season.

Krys Kolanos (2001): Kolanos left BC at the conclusion of his sophomore season in 2001 and joined the Phoenix Coyotes at the beginning of the 2001-02 season. He split the 2003-04 season between the NHL and AHL, and went to play in Finland and Germany the following season. Kolanos returned to the Coyotes in 2005-06, played 9 games for them, 6 games for the Edmonton Oilers, and spent the remainder of the season with three different AHL teams. He spent part of the 2006-07 with the AHL team in Grand Rapids, and spent the remainder of that season in Switzerland. From 2008-2013 he split time between the NHL and AHL, and he joined the KHL at the beginning of the 2013-14 season. He played three games for Nizhny Novgorod and six games for Zagreb.

Chris Kreider (2010, 2012): Kreider was a junior in 2012 and left BC at the end of that season. From 2012-14 he split playing time between the Rangers and their AHL affiliates. He has played the last two seasons completely with the Rangers. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Kyle Kucharski (2008): Kucharski was a junior in 2008 and played four seasons for BC. He played two seasons in the ECHL, for the Trenton Devils and Gwinnett Gladiators, before retiring from professional hockey.

Tim Kunes (2008): Kunes was a junior in 2008 and played four seasons for BC. He played a full season for the Trenton Devils from 2009-10. He then left America to play in Europe, starting out in Germany for the 2010-11 season. Kunes split the 2013-14 season between two Swedish teams, and then returned to Germany for the 2014-15 season. Kunes currently plays for the Frederikshavn White Hawks in Denmark.

Mike Lephart (2001): Lephart was a senior in 2001. He played two seasons for the AHL Philadelphia Phantoms following graduation. He then spent part of 2003-04 in the ECHL before heading over to Finland to play. After one season in Finland he returned to the US to play in the CHL for a season before retiring from hockey.

Matt Lombardi (2008, 2010): Lombardi was a sophomore for his first NCAA Championship and a senior for his second. He played two seasons in the ECHL before retiring from professional hockey in 2012. You can find him on Twitter here.

Malcolm Lyles (2010): Lyles left BC after his sophomore season in 2010 and played one season in the BCHL before joining UMass Lowell. He played in the FHL and SPHL for 49 games before retiring from hockey.

Isaac MacLeod (2012): Following his senior season in 2013, MacLeod played 13 games in the ECHL before sustaining a career ending knee injury. He is currently the assistant coach of a Canadian Junior B team. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Parker Milner (2010, 2012): Milner backed up Muse in 2010 and led the Eagles in goal in 2012. Since graduating, he has played mostly in the ECHL with a few short AHL stints each season. Milner currently plays for the Missouri Mavericks. You can find him on Twitter here.

Pat Mullane (2010, 2012): Mullane played for four seasons at BC. He played the majority of the 2013-14 season in the AHL with the Rockford IceHogs, and spent the 2014-15 season with the Reading Royals in the ECHL. Mullane played this season in Finland. You can find him on Twitter here.

John Muse (2008, 2010): As goalie, Muse led BC to two championships. From 2010-2014 he split time between the AHL and ECHL, but he has spent the past two seasons in the AHL exclusively. He spent 2014-15 with the Texas Stars, and played for both the Stars and the Charlotte Checkers this season. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Andrew Orpik (2008): Orpik was a junior during the 2008 Championship. Upon graduating, he spent two years playing in both the AHL and ECHL before retiring from professional hockey. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Brooks Orpik (2001): Orpik's defense helped to lead BC to the championship during his junior year, and he went pro after his third year. From 2001-04 Orpik split time between the NHL Penguins and AHL Penguins. He then played for the Pittsburgh Penguins for nine seasons. Orpik has spent the past two seasons with the Washington Capitals.

Brett Peterson (2001): Peterson played 39 games as a freshman in 2001, and went on to play for BC for four seasons. He split time between the ECHL and AHL between 2004 and 2009. Peterson is now a certified NHLPA agent. Patrick Eaves and Tuukka Rask are both clients of his agency.

Nick Petrecki (2008): Petrecki was a freshman in 2008, and returned to BC for one more season before going pro. He played five seasons for the Worcester Sharks and played one game for the San Jose Sharks during that time. During the 2013-14 season he was traded to the Rochester Americans and he played two seasons for them. He began this season with the Elmira Jackals and now plays for the Indy Fuel. He has also played 6 AHL games this season.

Matt Price (2008, 2010): Matt Price won the trophy with BC as a sophomore and as a senior captain. Upon graduation, he played 27 games for the Las Vegas Wranglers before retiring from professional hockey.

Philip Samuelsson (2010): Samuelsson was a freshman in 2010, and he left BC after his sophomore year. He spent 2011-14 in the Penguins organization, mostly in the AHL but with stints in the ECHL and NHL. He began the 2014-15 season with the AHl Penguins, but spent the bulk of the season with the Portland Pirates. He played this season with the Springfield Falcons. Samuelsson has played 8 games for the Phoenix Coyotes over the past two seasons. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Rob Scuderi (2001): Scuderi was a senior defenseman during BC's 2001 championship run. From 2001 to 2009, Scuderi played in the Penguins organization, splitting time between the AHL and NHL until the 2006-07 season. From 2006-2009 he played exclusively for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Scuderi then played four seasons for the LA Kings before rejoining the Penguins for the 2013-14 season. The Penguins traded Scuderi to Chicago during the 2015-16 season. The Blackhawks shuffled him between the NHL and AHL, and then traded him back to LA.

Edwin Shea (2010, 2012): Shea won championships with BC as a sophomore and a senior. He played 9 games with the Greenville ECHL team in 2012-13 before retiring from professional hockey. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Quinn Smith (2012): Smith graduated in 2015 and has split the 2015-16 season between various ECHL teams. He last played for the Adirondack Thunder.

Ben Smith (2008, 2010): Smith won championships with BC as a sophomore and a senior. From 2009-13 he split time between the Rockford IceHogs and the Chicago Blackhawks. He played the entire 2013-14 season for the Blackhawks, and spent most of the 2014-15 season with them before being traded to San Jose. He split his first 20 games of this season between the San Jose Sharks and San Jose Barracuda before being traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs. You can find him on Twitter here.

Carl Sneep (2008, 2010): Sneep played for the AHL Penguins from 2010-2012, during which time he also played 1 game for the Pittsburgh Penguins. he played for various AHL and ECHL teams from 2012-2014, at which point he retired from professional hockey.

Destry Straight (2012): Straight was a freshman when he won the National Championship with BC. He graduated in 2015 and is currently playing for the Rapid City Rush in the ECHL. You can find him on Twitter here.

Tony Voce (2001): Voce was a freshman in 2001 and played four seasons for the Eagles. He played in the AHL from 2004-07. He played the 2007-08 season in Germany, played a few games in Finland and Austria the next two seasons, and then played the 2009-10 season for the Ontario ECHL team.

Patrick Wey (2010, 2012): Wey played for four seasons at BC, graduating in 2013. He played for the Washington Capitals organization for the 2013-14 season, seeing action at all three levels. He played 3 games for the Hershey Bears the following season before retiring due to concussion concerns.

Joe Whitney (2008, 2010): Whitney won National Championships as a freshman and a junior. He played 1 game for the Portland Pirates directly following the end of his senior season, and then played for the Albany Devils from 2011-2015. During that time, he also played 5 games for the NHL Devils. Whitney spent the 2015-16 season with the Bridgeport Tigers until he received a season-ending injury.

Steven Whitney (2010, 2012): Whitney, like his older brother, won National Championships at BC as a freshman and as a junior. Whitney played 8 games with the then-AHL Norfolk Admirals after the conclusion of his senior season at BC. He spent the next season with the Admirals and then spent the 2014-15 season in the ECHL with the Everblades. Whitney played the 2015-16 season with the Norfolk Admirals, now an ECHL team. You can find him on Twitter here.

A.J. Walker (2001): Walker was a sophomore in 2001 and played four seasons for BC. He played 3 games for the AHL Charlotte Checkers before retiring from hockey.