Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Calnan Named Captain
Senior forward Chris Calnan has been named captain for the 2016-17 season, as announced by the team's official Twitter account this morning. In April, Coach York stated that Ian McCoshen would lead the charge this upcoming fall but as expected, McCoshen signed with the Florida Panthers. That opened the door for Calnan, who will be assisted by fellow senior forwards Austin Cangelosi and Ryan Fitzgerald.
One of the aspects I like about this club, at least heading into the season, is that some of their best players will be in leadership positions. That has not been the case in years past with the rise of early departures by junior year. Although BC's freshmen class is full of older players, there is a good chance the Eagles will be breaking in nearly seven rookies when the puck drops in October, meaning the captains are going to have to find a way to acclimate the new guys sooner rather than later.