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Boston College Men’s Ice Hockey’s Austin Cangelosi Wins BCI’s “Most Embodies a BC Eagle” Award

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BC Interruption is continuing its month of awards with today’s award: the male athlete that most embodies what it means to be a BC Eagle.

In case you missed it, yesterday we awarded women’s soccer’s McKenzie Meehan for the female equivalent of today’s award.

Today we award the Male Athlete that most Embodies what it Means to be a BC Eagle award to BC Men’s Ice Hockey’s Austin Cangelosi.

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A lot can be said about the little center from Estero, Fla. He was one of two members of the 100 point club from the 2016-17 season (Ryan Fitzgerald being the other). He was known throughout Hockey East as one of the best players in the league in the faceoff circle. And, of course, he was one of BC’s best on the power play, leading the team on the man-advantage during the 2016-17 year.

Yet what makes him special is that, while many of his teammates left early during their times at the Heights, Cangelosi was a stalwart, a reliable presence on the top half of the line chart. He stayed all four years, completing his education at the Heights, graduating with a degree from the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences as an applied psychology and human development major. He managed to become one of the most effective forwards in the league by the time he reached his senior year.

NCAA Hockey: Frozen Four-Quinnipiac vs Boston College Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cangelosi beat out teammates Matthew Gaudreau and Ryan Fitzgerald, and BC Baseball’s Johnny Adams for the award.