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Olympians, USA College Hockey Players Of The Year, All-Americans, NHL Members Highlight Boston College Hockey All-Decade Team




Feb. 23, 2010

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Olympians, USA College Hockey College Players of the Year, a Hobey Baker Award winner and nine current NHL players headline the Boston College All-Decade Team as voted on by fans at hockeyeastonline.com and announced during the Eagles' hockey game on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
 
The All-Decade Team consists of:

Goalies: Scott Clemmensen (1997-2001) and Cory Schneider (2004-07)

Defensemen: Mike Mottau (1996-2000), Brooks Orpik (1998-2001), Rob Scuderi (1997-2001) and Andrew Alberts (2001-05)

Forwards: Brian Gionta (1997-2001), Ben Eaves (2000-04), Ryan Shannon (2001-05), Patrick Eaves (2002-05), Brian Boyle (2003-07) and Nathan Gerbe (2005-08)

Voting for the Hockey East All-Decade Team at hockeyeastonline.com is still ongoing.  The league's All-Decade Team will be announced during the 26th annual Hockey East Tournament at TD Garden in Boston on March 19-20.

BOSTON COLLEGE ALL-DECADE TEAM

GOALIES (2 - in chronological order)

Scott Clemmensen (1997-2001)
•    Was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the eighth round (215th overall) of the 1997 NHL Draft.
•    Established Boston College's career record for victories with 99.
•    Holds the NCAA Tournament's career records for victories (10) and saves (356).
•    Earned All-Tournament honors at both the 2001 NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four and the 2001 NCAA Tournament's East Regional in Worcester, Mass.
•    Backstopped Boston College to the national championship on April 7, 2001 with a 3-2 overtime win over North Dakota in Albany, N.Y.
•    Is in his eighth NHL season; his first with the Florida Panthers; was signed by Florida on July 1, 2009, after spending six of his first seven NHL seasons with the New Jersey Devils.

Cory Schneider (2004-07)
•    Was selected by Vancouver in the first round (26th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
•    Earned All-America first-team honors as a sophomore in 2006-07.
•    Twice gained NCAA Tournament Northeast Regional MVP honors (2006 and 2007).
•    Twice captured All-Tournament honors at the Hockey East Tournament (2006 and 2007).
•    Holds the school record for career shutouts (15) and single-season shutouts (eight, 2005-06).
•    Is in his third professional season, all in the Vancouver organization.

DEFENSEMEN (4 - in chronological order)

Mike Mottau (1996-2000)

•    Earned the 2000 Hobey Baker Memorial Award, presented annually to the nation's top collegiate hockey player, as well as 2000 USA Hockey College Player of the Year accolades.
•    A three-time All-America selection; captured second team honors as a sophomore and first team honors as a junior and senior.
•    Earned the Walter Brown Award, given annually to the best American born player in New England, in both 1999 and 2000; became just the fourth player in history to earn the award twice.
•    Finished his career as Boston College's career assist leader (130); also finished as the school's top-scoring defenseman (157 points).
•    Is in his ninth professional season; his fourth with the New Jersey Devils Organization.


Brooks Orpik (1998-2001)

•    Was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round (18th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.
•    Played in 119 career games and helped BC to the 2001 national championship.
•    Registered 19 points -- two goals and 17 assists -- in 79 NHL games in 2008-09; recorded four assists in 24 playoff games during the Penguins' run to the Stanley Cup championship.
•    Is in his seventh season in the NHL, all with Pittsburgh.
•    Was selected to the 23-man United States Olympic hockey team that will face the winner of Tuesday's qualification game between Switzerland and Belarus.


Rob Scuderi (1997-2001)

•    Registered 70 points -- seven goals and 63 assists -- in 169 games from 1997-2001.
•    Holds the program's career record for games played; missed just one game in his four-year career.
•    Earned All-Tournament honors at the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four in Albany, N.Y., in 2001.
•    Totaled 16 points -- one goal and 15 assists -- in 81 games in 2008-09; recorded one goal and four assists in 24 playoff games during the Penguins' run to the Stanley Cup championship.
•    Is in his eighth professional season, his first with Los Angeles


Andrew Alberts (2001-05)

•    Registered 66 points -- 16 goals and 50 assists -- in 149 games from 2001-05.
•    Earned All-America first-team honors as a junior and senior.
•    Captured Hockey East All-Conference first-team honors in 2004-05; earned Hockey East All-Conference second-team recognition in 2003-04.
•    Earned a share of Hockey East's Best Defensive Defenseman honor as a junior.
•    Is in his fifth professional season; his first in the Carolina Hurricanes organization.

FORWARDS (6 - in chronological order)


Brian Gionta (1997-2001)

•    Was selected by the New Jersey Devils in the third round (84th overall) of the 1998 NHL Draft.
•    Earned All-America honors in each of his four years; captured second-team honors as a freshman, and first-team accolades as a sophomore, junior and senior.
•    Captured the 2001 Walter Brown Award, given annually to the best American-born player in New England.
•    Was a three-time finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
•    Finished his career ranked second on Boston College's career scoring list with 232 points; ranks first on the school's career goals list with 123.
•    Is in his eighth season in the NHL, his first with Montreal; spent each of his first seven seasons with the New Jersey Devils.


Ben Eaves (2000-04)

•    Was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth round - 131st overall - of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
•    Registered 169 points - 53 goals and 116 assists - in 125 games from 2000-04.
•    A two-time All-America selection; captured second-team honors as a sophomore and first-team honors as a junior.
•    Gained All-Conference first-team recognition in 2002-03 and second-team honors in 2001-02.


Ryan Shannon (2001-05)

•    Registered 150 points -- 51 goals and 99 assists -- in 154 games from 2001-05.
•    Earned All-America second-team honors as a junior and senior.
•    Gained All-Conference first-team recognition in 2003-04 and 2004-05.
•    Registered 11 points -- two goals and nine assists -- in 53 games with the Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks in 2006-07.
•    Is in his fourth season in the NHL, his second in the Ottawa Senators organization.


Patrick Eaves (2002-05)

•    Was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the first round - 29th overall - of the 2003 NHL Draft.
•    Registered 107 points -- 47 goals and 60 assists -- in 84 games from 2002-05.
•    A two-time All-America selection; captured second-team honors as a sophomore and first-team honors as a junior.
•    Earned Hockey East Player of the Year honors as a junior; also gained All-Conference first-team honors.
•    Is in his fifth season in the NHL, his first season with the Detroit Red Wings organization.


Brian Boyle (2003-07)

• Was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round (26th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
• Registered 140 points -- 65 goals and 75 assists -- in 159 games from 2003-07.
• Earned All-America first-team honors as a senior captain; earned All- America second-team accolades as a junior.
• Gained All-Conference first-team recognition in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
• Garnered all-tournament honors (at defense) at the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four in St. Louis, Mo., the NCAA Tournament's Northeast Regional in Manchester, N.H., and the Hockey East Tournament in Boston during his senior campaign.
• Is in his third NHL season, his first with the New York Rangers.


Nathan Gerbe (2005-08)

•    Was selected by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
•    Earned All-America first-team honors as a junior; also earned USA Hockey Player of the Year honors in 2007-08.
•    Captured the 2007-08 NCAA scoring title with 68 points -- 35 goals and 33 assists.
•    Gained All-New England first-team recognition in 2006-07 and 2007-08; also claimed the 2008 Herb Gallagher Award as the top forward in New England.
•    Led Boston College to the 2008 national championship; earned NCAA Frozen Four Most Outstanding Player recognition after totaling eight points -- five goals and three assists -- in wins over North Dakota and Notre Dame.

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