April 11, 2011

Kreider, Dumoulin will return to BC

Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass.) holds the Division 1 championship trophy in 2010. (photo: Getty)

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Boston College sophomores Brian Dumoulin (Biddeford, Maine) and Chris Kreider (Boxford, Mass.) will return to BC for their junior seasons in 2011-12. BC coach Jerry York (Watertown, Mass.) announced Monday.

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, earning All-America (East) first-team honors, Best Defenseman honors by both 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 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.”

BC finished the 2010-11 season with a 30-7-1 record, capturing the Beanpot title, the Hockey East regular-season crown and the Lamoriello Trophy as the league's tournament champion.