Fitzgerald's walkoff winner gives No. 9 Eagles pivotal Pairwise victory in 3-2 win over No. 15 Harvard in Beanpot consolation
Pair honored for performances last week
Fitzgerald posts Boston College's first hat trick of the season; Eagles winners in eight of their last 10 outings
Boston College throttles RIT, 6-2, as defense explodes on the offensive side of the ice; Doherty, Sanford lead BC with three points each
Boston College Returns to the Frozen Four to Take on Union in the National Semifinal; Ian McCoshen Lights the Lamp to Send the Eagles to Philadelphia
FITZGERALD'S CAREER HIGHS
Points: 3, (four times, most recent vs. Connecticut, Jan. 24, 2015)
RYAN THOMAS FITZGERALD; born October 19, 1994...shoots left...played the 2012-13 season with the Valley Junior Warriors in the Eastern Junior Hockey League...participated in the Boston Bruins development camp twice in July 2013 and July 2014...attended Malden Catholic High School.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15):Played in all 38 games ... posted 25 points -- scoring 17 goals and logging eight assists; totaled 11 points -- seven goals and four assists -- in 22 Hockey East games ... led the Eagles in goal scoring with 17 tallies and total shots with 125 ... scored a club-high seven power play goals, trying for third best in Hockey East ... led Boston College with five game-winning goals, tying for ninth most in college hockey ... became the first Eagle to score in consecutive games with a goal and an assist against RIT (10/18) ... posted a career-best three-game goal scoring streak, including the game-winning power play goal against Colorado College (10/24) ... turned in his first-career two-goal performance including a power play tally and his second game-winning goal of the season at Denver (10/31) ... notched his second two-goal performance in four games, including BC's first short-handed marker of the season, against Boston University (11/7) ... recorded Boston College's first hat trick of the season and last since Johnny Gaudreau (3/29/14) turned the trick, including a pair of power play goals and the game-winning tally with a career-high eight shots, against UConn (1/24) ... registered his second short-handed goal of the season along with an assist against Northeastern in the semifinal round of the Beanpot (2/3) ... scored the game-winning overtime goal against Harvard in the Beanpot consolation (2/23) ... netted a power play goal in his 75th-career game against Vermont in game one of the HEA quarterfinals (3/13) ... scored a power play goal at the NCAA Regional against Denver (3/29).
AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14):Played in all 40 games ... led all rookies in scoring ... two-time Hockey East Rookie of the Week and Rookie of the Month in December ... tallied 29 points -- 13 goals and 16 assists; recorded 13 points -- four goals and nine assists -- in 20 league games ... finished with a +8 rating; was a +5 in Hockey East play ... turned in a pair of three-point performances ... tallied the first three-point game by scoring his first-career power play goal and two assists against Army (11/10) ... scored a goal and added a pair of assists and posted a season-high seven shots against Penn State (12/28) ... scored the game-tying goal against UMass Lowell at the NCAA Regional in Worcester, Mass. (3/30).
BEFORE BC: Named MVP of the first ever USHL/NHL Top Prospect Game...registered 30 points -- 14 goals and 16 assists -- in 26 regular season games for the Junior Warriors in 2012-12...recorded three goals and three assists in six playoff games...participated in the World Junior A Challenge for the USA U-19 team in 2012-13 registering four goals in four games...played five games for the U.S. Nation Under-18 Team for the United States Development Program in 2012-13...was a two-time Massachusetts Super 8 Tournament Champion at Malden Catholic.
PERSONAL: Enrolled in College of Arts and Sciences ... is the 2013-14 recipient of the John P. Cunniff '66 Memorial Hockey Scholarship Fund ... was selected by the Boston Bruins in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft...Ryan and his three brothers; Casey, Jack and Brendan are the children of Kerry and Tom Fitzgerald ... father, Tom, is assistant general manager of the New Jersey Devils.