Thursday, April 21, 2016

Senior Series Post #5 Danny O'Regan

This is post #5 in the Senior Series. You can find the first four posts here(Matt LaneAhti OksanenSean Maguire, and Mike Moran)

Danny O'Regan was one of the most consistent and prolific scorers in BU Hockey History. O'Regan put 154 points on the scoreboard during his collegiate career including atleast 10 goals in each of his four seasons. Every year, members of the media would have reasons why O'Regan wouldn't succeed or wasn't as good as his numbers indicated. He was a freshman forward coming right out of HS without much international experience during his first year on Comm Ave. His sophomore year people were asking if he could carry an offense without Matt Nieto on his opposite wing. His junior year was people questioning his development because his point production decreased from freshman to sophomore year. This past season I think Danny O'Regan was referred to a "passenger" in reference to playing with Jack Eichel last year the most times ever for a first team HE all star and the MVP of BU hockey for a season. O'Regan proved these people wrong time in and time out as he continually produced goals especially in crucial moments. From the two goals vs BC in the HE semis vs BC in his freshman year to the GWG in the NCAA first round OT win over Yale last season, O'Regan was always sniffing around the net looking for a goal whether it was pretty or not. 

O'Regan became the 18th Terrier to reach 150 career points this season which certainly puts him in an exclusive club with all time Terriers. Not bad for a "passenger" or  guy "unable to carry a line on his own". O'Regan has signed with the San Jose Sharks, who drafted him in the 5th round of the 2012 draft. I have no doubt he will continue to prove doubters wrong and do what he does which is up put points. When him and Matt Nieto form a lethal line on the San Jose Sharks in two years nobody will have seen it coming except any BU fan who followed the 2012-2013 season. Best of luck to Danny in San Jose and thanks for scoring a lot of goals.

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