John Muse, goaltender for BC's 2008 and 2010 national championship teams, shares his memories
CAMERON THOMAS ATKINSON; born June 5, 1989 ... shoots right ... signed a professional contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets organization in March 2011; was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the sixth round (157th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
AS A JUNIOR (2010-11): Played in all 39 games ... registered a team-high 52 points - 31 goals and 21 assists ... earned AHCA All-America first-team honors ... was one of three finalists for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award ... shared the Norman F. Dailey Award with John Muse as the team's most valuable players ... earned All-Conference first-team recognition ... recorded 38 points - 24 goals and 14 assists - in 27 league games ... captured Most Valuable Player honors at the Hockey East Tournament after he registered four points - three goals and one assist - in four league playoff victories; netted the game-winning goal in the team's 4-1 win over Massachusetts (3/11) in the quarterfinals, then notched three points - two goals and one assist - in the team's 5-3 win over Merrimack (3/19) in the championship game at TD Garden ... ranked among the nation's leaders in several offensive categories - goals per game (0.79; fourth), shorthanded goals (4; t-second) and points per game (1.33; 10th) ... ranked second on the team with a plus-21 rating; registered a plus-17 rating in conference contests ... scored eight power-play goals and five game-winning goals ... enjoyed 16 multiple-point performances, including seven multiple-goal efforts and a three-assist night at Massachusetts (2/25) ... earned Hockey East Player of the Week honors on March 7 after stellar efforts in consecutive wins over New Hampshire; scored twice - the team's second and third goals - in a 4-0 home win on Friday (3/4), then notched one goal and one assist in a 4-3 victory over the Wildcats in Durham, N.H. on Saturday (3/5), a win that secured the program's 11th Hockey East Regular-Season title ... notched three points in each of five victories - at Denver (10/15), against Colgate (12/30), against Massachusetts (2/4), at Massachusetts (2/25) and against the Warriors (3/19) in the league tournament title game.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Played in all 42 games ... registered a team-high 53 points - 30 goals and 23 assists ... earned All-USCHO second-team honors ... recipient of the Paul Hines Award as the Most Improved Player in New England ... earned the Norman F. Dailey Award as the program's Most Valuable Player ... gained All-Tournament recognition at the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four in Detroit, Mich., after scoring once in the team's 7-1 win over Miami (4/8) and twice in a 5-0 win over Wisconsin (4/10) in the national championship game at Ford Field ... gained NCAA Northeast Regional Most Outstanding Player honors after stellar efforts in victories over Alaska (3/27) and Yale (3/28) in Worcester, Mass.; matched a season-high with four points - three goals and one assist - and a plus-five rating in a 9-7 win over the Bulldogs that gave the team its berth in the Frozen Four ... captured All-Hockey East second-team recognition ... recorded 34 points - 18 goals and 16 assists - in conference contests ... ranked among the nation's leaders in several offensive categories - goals (30; first), goals per game (0.71; fourth), power-play goals (11; t-sixth) and points per game (1.26; 12th) ... finished fourth among all sophomores in BC history in single-season goal scoring, surpassing Craig Janney (28; 1986-87) and Joe Mullen (28;1976-77) ... ranked second on the team with a plus-minus rating of plus-26; registered a plus-18 rating in conference contests ... recorded a team-best 11 power-play goals ... also scored two shorthanded goals and two game-winning goals ... netted three hat tricks ... enjoyed 13 multiple-point performances, including six multiple-goal outings ... tallied four points - three goals and one assist - in a 6-5 home win over Massachusetts (3/12) in the quarterfinals of the Hockey East Tournament ... scored three times in a 7-0 home win over Merrimack (2/23) ... twice tallied two goals and one assist in home victories over Maine (1/15) and Providence (1/29) ... netted two scores in the team's 3-1 victory at Massachusetts (12/4).
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09): Played in 36 games ... earned the Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award ... registered 19 points - seven goals and 12 assists; recorded 14 points -five goals and nine assists - in 26 Hockey East contests ... scored three power-play goals, two game-winning goals and one shorthanded goal ... ranked third on the team with 85 shots ... enjoyed four multiple-point performances, including one three-point effort ... tallied three points - one goal and two assists - in BC's 4-1 home win over Northeastern (3/7) in the regular-season finale ... tallied two assists, including the primary assist on Jimmy Hayes' shorthanded goal, in a 5-3 win at New Hampshire (3/13) in the quarterfinals of the Hockey East Tournament ... notched two points - one goal and one assist - in a 5-1 home win over Harvard (11/28) ... recorded two points - one goal and one assist - in a 4-4 tie at UMass-Lowell (2/14) ... scored the team's first goal - the gamewinner - in a 2-0 home win over Massachusetts (11/21) ... tallied his first collegiate goal - the decisive score - at 13:30 of the third period in a 5-4 season-opening home win over Wisconsin (10/10) ... netted a shorthanded goal in a loss at Boston University (1/17).
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