April 11, 2011
Boston College sophomores Brian Dumoulin and Chris Kreider will return to Boston College for the 2011-12 season, according to BC head coach Jerry York.
Dumoulin was selected the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Kreider was taken by the New York Rangers with the 19th overall pick (first round) of the 2009 draft.
Dumoulin registered 33 points - three goals and 30 assists - in 37 games in 2010-11. The Biddeford, Maine, resident earned All-America (East) first-team honors, captured Best Defenseman honors by both the Hockey East Association and the New England Hockey Writers' Association and was a first-team All-Conference selection as a sophomore.
Kreider recorded 24 points - 11 goals and 13 assists - in 32 games as a sophomore this winter. He missed five games in March because of a broken Jaw. The Boxford, Mass., resident earned Hockey East All-Rookie Team honors last winter and participated in the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships in Germany. He has tallied 47 points - 26 goals and 21 assists - in 70 games during his two seasons at Boston College.
Both players were members of the 2011 U.S. National Junior Team that captured the bronze medal at the World Championships in Buffalo in January.
"We're very excited that both Brian Dumoulin and Chris Kreider have decided to return to Boston College for their junior seasons," York said. "Both players have had very impressive freshman and sophomore seasons and we expect both to be leaders of our club in 2011-12. Brian and Chris embody what we strive for in a Boston College hockey player. They're interested in education and active in the community and we're very pleased that each will be back as juniors."
Boston College finished the 2010-11 season with a 30-7-1 record. The Eagles captured the Beanpot title, the Hockey East regular-season crown and the Lamoriello Trophy as the league's tournament champions.