Tomorrow, the 3rd annual Comm Ave Charity Classic will be played at BU’s Walter Brown Arena to benefit Compassionate Care ALS and the Travis Roy Foundation. The rosters for the event are made up of superstar alumni from the BC and BU men’s hockey programs. Here’s a look at who will be playing and what they’ve been up to.
Brian Boyle: Boyle has had a long NHL career and is known as a solid bottom-6 center. He played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs last season, but recently signed with the New Jersey Devils.
Patrick Brown: Brown has played for the Charlotte Checkers since graduating from BC. He is the team’s captain.
Tommy Cross: Cross is an AHL fan favorite and a staple on the Providence Bruins defense. He serves as Providence’s captain.
Ryan Fitzgerald: Fitzgerald graduated from BC this spring and has since played for the Providence Bruins in the AHL.
Johnny Gaudreau: Gaudreau has played for the Calgary Flames since leaving BC after his junior season. He’s a Hobey Baker winner, a 3x All Star, and a Lady Byng winner.
Stephen Gionta: Gionta has spent almost his entire career in the Devils organization, but joined the New York Islanders organization last year. He missed a chunk of this past season due to injury.
Noah Hanifin: Hanifin played one season for BC before being drafted in the first round by the Hurricanes and heading to the NHL. He has also played for Team USA.
Kevin Hayes: Hayes has played for the New York Rangers since graduating from BC and has become one of their top young forwards.
Jimmy Hayes: Hayes spent the past 2 seasons with the Boston Bruins, but has also played for the Chicago Blackhawks and the Florida Panthers.
Mike Mottau: Mottau was a Hobey Baker winner at Boston College and spent 14 seasons in the pros. He played with a number of teams, retiring as a Florida Panther in 2014.
John Muse: Muse has played for a number of AHL and ECHL teams throughout his career. He spent last season with the Rochester Americans and Elmira Jackals, and recently signed with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Brooks Orpik: Orpik has spent his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals and has been an alternate captain on both teams. He was a member of the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Penguins.
Cory Schneider: Schneider is one of the top goalies in the NHL, despite playing for a new Jersey team that has struggled in recent years. He has also played for Team USA.
Colin White: White left BC this past season to join the Ottawa Senators. He has played in both the AHL and the NHL.
Joe Whitney: Whitney has had a successful AHL career since graduating from BC. He split this past season between the San Antonio Rampage and the Tucson Roadrunners.
Charlie Coyle: Coyle left BU to play in the QMJHL for a season. Since then, he has played for the Minnesota Wild.
Jack Eichel: Eichel is once of the top young players in the NHL. He has played for the Buffalo Sabres since leaving BU.
Matt Lane: Lane graduated from BC in 2016. He played most of last season with the Elmira Jackals in the ECHL, but also played 15 games for the Rochester Americans.
Sean Maguire: Maguire spent his first full professional season with the Wheeling Nailers in the ECHL. He has signed with the Nailer’s AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, for the 2017-18 season.
Charlie McAvoy: McAvoy signed with the Boston Bruins this spring and played 4 games for Providence.
John McCarthy: McCarthy has been a member of the San Jose Sharks organization since graduating from BU in 2009. He is the captain of the San Jose Barracuda.
Freddy Meyer: Meyer played on a number of NHL teams during his career, ending his American pro career with the Atlanta Thrashers. He played one season in Europe before retiring.
Mike Moran: Moran graduated from BU in 2016 and spent the majority of the 2016-17 season with the Mississippi RiverKings in the SPHL. He also played a total of 7 ECHL games last season.
Garrett Noonan: Noonan spent his first 2 pro seasons with the Milwaukee Admirals and Cincinnati Cyclones. He played for the Hartford Wolf Pack and Greenville Swamp Rabbits in 2016-17.
Matt O’Connor: O’Connor has played in the Senators organization since leaving BU, spending most of his time in the AHL. He signed with the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, for the 2017-18 season.
Danny O’Regan: O’Regan spent last season with the San Jose Barracuda and played 3 games for the Sharks. He has re-signed with the Barracuda for next season.
Kevin Schaeffer: Schaeffer played in the AHL and ECHL for 4 seasons. He retired in 2011 after spending that full season with the Las Vegas Wranglers in the ECHL.
Doyle Somerby: Somerby graduated from BU this spring. He was drafted by the New York Islanders in 2012.
Brian Strait: Strait has played in the AHL and NHL during his pro career. He most recently has played for the Manitoba Moose, and he played 5 games for Winnipeg last season.
Sean Sullivan: Sullivan spent 6 season in the AHL before heading to Germany to continue his professional career during the 2013-14 season He spent last season with the Straubing Tigers and will be playing for ERC Ingolstadt next year.
Dave Warsofsky: Warsofsky has played for a number of teams since leaving BU, mostly recently the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. He has signed with the San Antonio Rampage for the 2017-18 season.
You can buy tickets for the game here.