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 John Cunniff
John Cunniff
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Hockey

John Cunniff '66

- A dominant scorer, his 71 goals and 82 assists in just 75 games established a Boston College career point record. His 67 points in 1966-67 was best in the nation, and helped the Eagles reach the NCAA Championship finals.

- Twice won All-America honors and was a three-time All-East selection. He was twice named Most Valuable Player in the Beanpot Tournament (1964 and 1965) and was named to the All- Time Boston Garden Beanpot Tournament Team.

- A member of the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team that played in the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble.

- Enjoyed a successful professional playing career with the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, and New England Whalers, and also served as head coach of the NHL's New Jersey Devils.

- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978.