Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Drury Duty

Photo from the New York Daily News
According to the New York Post, former Terrier Captain and Hoby Baker Award winner, Chris Drury will likely retire before the start of the upcoming NHL season. In 12 NHL seasons, Drury has been on four different teams starting with the Colorado Avalanche, where he won a Stanley Cup in 2001. He was also part of the Calgary Flames before heading to a dynamic Buffalo Sabres team that had all the parts to win The Cup but fell short a couple of times in the conference finals. After three years in Buffalo, he traded in navy blue for the Blueshirts on Broadway and became a Ranger. Drury's time in the Big Apple was plagued with injury, much like it had been his whole career, but yet he was still named team captain.

The Rangers were trying to buy out their captain's contract because of a degenerative knee condition that left Drury medically unable to play in the Fall. In this case, The Rangers will likely file a grievance against Drury.

In four seasons at BU, Drury, the schools first ever Hoby Baker Winner in 1998, set records that sill stand today, including most goals with 113. He also won a national championship in 1995 and did not lose a Beanpot game in his career. Drury will forever be one of the best players ever to put on a BU sweater.

Who knows, maybe someday he will be back at BU as part of the coaching staff, or maybe even as the bench boss of the Terriers. Who knows?

One of many great moments at BU for Chris Drury:

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