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Happy Senior Night to the Boston College Hockey Class of 2017!

BC will honor this year’s graduating class at tonight’s game.

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Prior to tonight’s game against UVM, BC Hockey will honor the program’s graduating seniors. Senior Night is usually held before the last regular season home game of the season, but moved it up since the last regular season home game is on a Thursday night this year.

This year, the Eagles graduate 5 players that have exemplified what it means to be a BC hockey player. They are players that always gave 100% on the ice and that showed clear improvement over the years. So we say thanks and congrats to Scott Savage, Austin Cangelosi, Chris Calnan, Ryan Fitzgerald, and Matthew Gaudreau for 4 great years in Conte Forum.

Scott Savage, the lone graduating defender, has been a leader for BC’s young defensive corps. Savage has 5 goals and 15 assists this season for a career high 20 points. With a rocket of a shot, Savage has always been a player that can contribute at both ends of the ice. He is undrafted, but it would be a surprise if he doesn’t get signed by an ECHL or AHL squad by the beginning of next season.

Austin Cangelosi has been an important factor for BC’s offensive throughout his 4 years on the Heights. He currently has 51 career goals and 111 career points for the Eagles, and it would be shocking if he doesn’t graduate with a few more of both. He leads BC with 15 goals this season. Among other things, Cangeolsi will be remembered by BC fans for some pretty sick penalty shots and breakaway goals. Cangelosi is also undrafted, but will almost certainly play in the ECHL and/or AHL next season.

Chris Calnan, BC’s captain, is the quintessential BC hockey guy. He’s struggled with injuries over the past few seasons, but continues to fight on the ice. Although he might not score the most points, his leadership is easy to see. Calnan has 5 goals and 9 assists this season in 32 games, and is just 1 assist away from setting a new career high. Calnan was drafted 79th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks and will likely play for one of their minor league affiliates following the end of the NCAA season.

Ryan Fitzgerald has developed into a great offensive player during his 4 years at BC. You can always tell he’s giving his all on the ice, and despite missing a chunk of games due to injury he has 8 goals and 18 assists so far this season. He currently has 62 career goals and 127 career points at BC. Fitzgerald, who was drafted in the 4th round by the Bruins, should be easy for BC fans to keep an eye on - chances are good he’ll end up with the Providence Bruins once BC’s season ends.

Matt Gaudreau might be known to non-BC fans as “the brother of Johnny Gaudreau,” but Eagles fans know him as a star in his own right. Gaudreau leads BC with 22 assists and 29 points going into tonight’s game, both of which are career highs for him. With speed, offensive skills, and a feisty on-ice attitude, Gaudreau is going to make some AHL team very happy next year.

Congrats to all of this year’s graduating seniors and thanks for 4 terrific years! BCI wishes you all luck as you continue to pursue hockey or move on to other things!