Friday, August 19, 2011

Chris Drury retires from NHL

Former BU Terrier and 1998 Hobey Baker winner Chris Drury retired from the NHL today at the age of 34. Drury was a Terrier from 1994-1998 and was a freshman on the '95 national championship team. Drury finishes his NHL career with 255 goals and 615 points in 892 games with four different clubs(Colorado, Calgary, Buffalo, and New York Rangers). Drury won the Calder memorial trophy for the best rookie with Colorado in the 1998-1999 season and was know for his ability as a clutch goal scorer in the NHL with an astounding 64 game-winning goals, 17 of which came in the playoffs. Drury is the all-time goal leader at Boston University with 113 goals and 100 assists. The only player to have both 100+goals and 100+ assists at the school. He is the only hockey player to even win the Hobey and the Calder memorial. The Rangers bought out his contract this off-season for 3.3 million and Drury was unable or unwilling to hook on with another team and will now end his 12 year playing career. Congrats on a great career Chris and hopefully we see you more around campus now.

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