Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Senior Series Post #6 Matt Grzelcyk

This is post #4 in the Senior Series. You can find the first three posts here. (Danny O'Regan, Matt Lane,Ahti OksanenSean Maguire, and Mike Moran)

Senior Captain Matt Grzelcyk was the one of the few two year BU captain in history joining the likes of Jack O'Callahan in the late 1970's. Grzelcyk, like O'Callahan, was a local kid who grew up playing Charlestown just a few miles from Boston University and seemed to enjoy every second of playing at the school from a fan's perspective and from everything he has said to the media the last four years.

Grzelcyk amassed 95 points in 125 career games at BU with no point bigger than the GWG in OT of last year's Beanpot final to beat Northeastern and bring the Beanpot back to BU. Grzelcyk was elected captain of BU in a landslide going into his junior season and that has a lot to do with his hard work ethic and how well he lead by example. Grzelcyk played the national championship game on a torn ACL last season which forced him to miss the beginning part of his senior year. Injuries always were Grzelcyk's biggest obstacle as he was always a dynamic player on the ice during his collegiate career. His return this season was very notable as freshman phenom Charlie McAvoy seemed to take his game to another level when paired with Grzelcyk. McAvoy will now be a top 20 possibly top 10 pick in the NHL draft this summer and playing with Grzelcyk certainly helped him develop to get to that point. 

Grzelcyk recently signed with the Boston Bruins on a two year entry level deal and he certainly could make a case to make their NHL roster this coming fall depending how his camp goes. He finally gets to be employed by the same team that drafted him and employed his father for all these years which must be a dream come true for him. Grzelcyk will certainly be missed on Comm Ave next year and we wish him best of luck in his professional career. 

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