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Midseason Update: Eagles in Pro Hockey

How are your favorite former hockey Eagles doing this season?

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Cam Atkinson (Columbus Blue Jackets): After a phenomenal season last year, Atkinson has slowed down this season. He has 13 points in 32 games and is currently injured.

Brian Boyle (New Jersey Devils): Since returning to the Devils following cancer treatment, Boyle has been a reinvigorated player. He has 17 points already - his career high is 35, but recently he has hovered around the 20 point mark.

Paul Carey (New York Rangers): Carey is in the midst of his first full NHL season and has been showing improvement. He has 6 goals and 6 assists over 32 games.

Brian Dumoulin (Pittsburgh Penguins): Dumoulin has been quieter than usual on offense and has been less consistent on defense than usual. He does still record a number of blocks every game and sees significant ice time.

Patrick Eaves (Anaheim Ducks): Eaves will likely miss an extended amount of time after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames): Gaudreau who was recently named to the NHL All Star Game, has 54 points in 45 games. He is tied for second in the NHL in points and is third in the league in assists. As always, Johnny Hockey is very good.

Brian Gibbons (New Jersey Devils): Gibbons is having the best year of his career. He has 23 points in 43 games and is second on the team with 12 goals.

Noah Hanifin (Carolina Hurricanes): Hanifin was named to the NHL All Star Game, so he is clearly having a good year. In addition to strong defensive play, Hanifin has 7 goals and 14 assists.

Jimmy Hayes (New Jersey Devils): Hayes has 9 points in 23 games, which isn’t great but is an improvement over his 5 points in 58 games last season.

Kevin Hayes (New York Rangers): Hayes is struggling this season. He has only 18 points, which is less than he should have at his skill level.

Chris Kreider (New York Rangers): Kreider had 22 points in 37 games before being sidelined by an injury.

Michael Matheson (Florida Panthers): With 14 points in 42 games, Matheson is on pace for his best offensive season yet. He’s also been one of the more solid defensemen on a not-great Panthers squad.

Ian McCoshen (Florida Panthers): McCoshen is still adjusting to his first full season in the NHL, but he has 3 goals and has played some good defense for a struggling Florida team.

Brooks Orpik (Washington Capitals): Orpik has 6 assists this season. He continues to contribute the most to his team with physical defense.

Zach Sanford (St. Louis Blues): Sanford is injured.

Steve Santini (New Jersey Devils): Santini had 10 points in 36 games with the Devils. He was just sent down to the AHL but has yet to play because of the All Star break.

Cory Schneider (New Jersey Devils): Schneider continues to be one of the top goalies in the NHL. He has a .915 save percentage so far this season.

Alex Tuch (Vegas Golden Knights): Tuch is excelling with the hot Vegas team. He has 21 points in 39 games.

Colin White (Ottawa Senators): White recently received a call-up to the NHL after recording 16 points over 29 AHL games.

Miles Wood (New Jersey Devils): In his first full season in the NHL, Wood has 11 goals and 8 assists. He also continues to play a tough style of hockey with lots of hits, blocks, and penalties.


Patrick Brown (Charlotte Checkers): With 18 points over 33 games, Brown is on pace to have his best offensive season yet.

Austin Cangelosi (Binghamton Devils): Cangelosi has struggled this season as he adjusts to the AHL. He has only 4 points over 22 games.

Tommy Cross (Providence Bruins): Cross continues to be solid on defense and to contribute on offense in his third season as captain of the PBruins.

Thatcher Demko (Utica Comets): Demko is having a much better season than he did last year. He has a .928 save percentage over 26 games, tied for fourth in the league.

Ryan Fitzgerald (Providence Bruins): Fitzgerald has 13 points in 28 games in his rookie season.

Adam Gilmour (Iowa Wild): Gilmour has been injured all year.

Stephen Gionta (Bridgeport Sound Tigers): Gionta has played in only 15 games this season and has only 3 points.

John Muse (Lehigh Valley Phantoms): Muse has split the season between the ECHL and the AHL. He’s been having a good year and has a .927 combined save percentage.

Philip Samuelsson (Charlotte Checkers): Samuelsson is having his best defensive season since leaving BC and has been a core component in Charlotte’s wins.

Ben Smith (Toronto Marlies): Smith is in the midst of his best pro season yet. He has 32 points over 39 games and leads the Marlies in points and goals.

Joe Whitney (Hartford Wolfpack): Whitney’s point totals are continuing to slow down over the years. He has 9 goals and 9 assists over 38 games so far this season.


Patch Alber (Kansas City Mavericks): With 23 points over 39 games, Alber is on pace to potentially have his best season yet.

Barry Almeida (Worcester Railers): Almeida is on pace to have a typical ECHL season for him. He currently has 25 points over 34 games and is tied for the team lead.

Matty Gaudreau (Worcester Railers): Gaudreau has split the season between the AHL (Bridgeport) and the ECHL. He is currently injured. He has struggled to score in the AHL, but has 10 points over 15 ECHL games.

Parker Milner (South Carolina Stingrays): Milner has split the season between the Stingrays in the ECHL and the Hershey Bears in the AHL. He’s been struggling in the AHL, which is unusual for him.

Scott Savage (Jacksonville Ice Men): Savage has played well on both offense and defense in his first pro season. He leads all defensemen on the Ice Men with 5 goals and 17 points.

Steve Whitney (South Carolina Stingrays): After playing in only 2 games last year, Whitney has 25 points over 27 games for South Carolina.


Blake Bolden (Ladies Team Lugano): Bolden is having a stellar season in Switzerland after being passed over for Team USA. She has 15 goals and 11 assists in 17 games.

Chris Calnan (TBD): Calnan played 5 ECHL games this season and is now pursuing his option in Europe.

Nathan Gerbe (Genève-Servette HC): Gerbe has only played 19 games this season due to injury. He has 7 points over those 19 games.

Cam Spiro (Frederikshavn White Hawks): Spiro continues to excel in Denmark. He currently has 15 points over 25 games.


Lexi Bender (Boston Pride): Bender has been pretty solid on defense this season, but (like the whole team) had a stronger year last season.

Emily Field (Boston Pride): Just halfway through the season, Field has already matched her season total from last year with 6 points.

Kaliya Johnson (Boston Pride): Johnson has 2 assists over 8 games - last season she had 3 assists over 14 games.

Meagan Mangene (Boston Pride): Mangene has 3 points over 7 games compared to her 4 points over 16 games last year.

Dana Trivigno (Boston Pride): Trivigno has played in only 5 games this season, but has 2 goals and 2 assists.


Melissa Bizzari (Boston Blades): Bizzari has 8 points already this season, matching her full season total from last year.

Kristina Brown (Boston Blades): Brown has only 1 goal this season. She has not traditionally been a huge scorer, but she does usually have a few assists every year.

Dru Burns (Boston Blades): Burns has played only 9 games this season, but her play has been consistent with past seasons on both offense and defense.

Alex Carpenter (Kunlun Red Star): After a shocking cut from Team USA, Carpenter has joined fellow “Eagle that deserved to be on Team USA” Kelli Stack in China. She already has 4 goals and an assist... in just 2 games.

Meghan Grieves (Boston Blades): Grieves has 10 points in 17 games, on par with her 13 points in 22 games last season.

Erin Kickham (Boston Blades): Kickham has 4 points so far this season - if she has a few good games to end the CWHL regular season she could match her career high 7 points.

Kate Leary (Boston Blades): Leary had an exceptional year last season, leading the Blades with 16 points and 10 goals. She has slowed down a bit this season and has 7 points over 17 games.

Kelli Stack (Kunlun Red Star): Stack has 29 points over 17 games in her return to the CWHL. She leads the league with 18 goals and is second in points.


Brad Barone (Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs): Barone has yet to see ice time in Greenville.

Brian Billett (Pensacola Ice Flyers): Billett has played 5 games for Pensacola after joining the team late in the season. He has a .901 save percentage, but fans should expect that number to increase as he gets more playing time.

Travis Jeke (Fayetteville Marksmen): Jeke has split the season between the SPHL and the Jacksonville Ice Men in the ECHL. He has played better in the SPHL and has 6 points for the Marksmen.

Team USA

Cayla Barnes (US Women’s Olympic Team): Barnes, who would have been a freshman at BC this year, has played in 8 non-exhibition games for Team USA and has 2 goals.

Kali Flanagan (US Women’s Olympic Team): Flanagan is a new-ish face for Team USA fans, but has adjusted quickly to the high quality of play.

Brian Gionta (Team USA): Gionta is the captain of Team USA. The USA has struggled in pre-Olympic play so far.

Megan Keller (US Women’s Olympic Team): Keller has 4 points over 10 non-exhibition games with the US. She’s had a few defensive slip-ups, but continues to be an important member of the US defense.

Emily Pfalzer (US Women’s Olympic Team): Pfalzer is having a great year with Team USA and already has 8 points for the US, including 4 goals.

Haley Skarupa (US Women’s Olympic Team): Skarupa had 5 points in 4 games for the Boston Pride (NWHL) before joining Team USA. She recently scored twice in Team USA’s win over Team NWHL.