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9 Days Til Boston College Hockey: Get To Know #9 Brendan Silk

Getting to know one of BC's veterans

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Single digit days to go! Today, we meet a member of the senior class.

#9 Brendan Silk - Forward

Class Year: Senior
Height: 6'3''
Weight: 194
Hometown: Wakefield, MA

Before BC:

Silk played for the US National Team Development Program following two years at Austin Prep in MA.

Fun facts:

- Silk's first goal of the 2013/2014 season came against Notre Dame at Fenway Park.
- Silk's grandfather played basketball at BC and is a member of the Varsity Club Hall of Fame

2014-2015 in review:

Silk had three assists in 22 games played last season and seemed to be coming into his own as an energy line player before going down with a concussion that ended his season on January 18. Oddly enough, that very day he got hurt he was having one of his best games of the season, putting six shots on net against Maine. Silk's injury was a bit of an unknown turning point as BC started to reshuffle lines to deal with his absence, including moving Teddy Doherty off the blue line, where he had been succeeding to that point.

2015-2016 outlook:

Silk is battling for a spot on the fourth line with freshman JD Dudek and fellow veteran Matt Gaudreau. According to the BC Hockey Blog, Silk has looked good in training camp and has the inside track for a spot in the regular lineup. He has the right skillset to be an effective "energy line" player as he is a fast skater and hard worker. He's also not afraid to throw hits and seemed to enjoy ramping up the physical part of his game prior to his injury. Can he stay healthy and put it all together enough to be an every day contributor for BC?

Links:

Twitter, @silkysmooth117

2013 Boston Globe profile of Silk detailing his recovery from a major injury during his high school years

Highlights:

Silk scores a greasy goal against Notre Dame to help the Eagles to a Frozen Fenway win in 2014

Next up:

#8 Travis Jeke, Thursday 10/1