May 1, 2012

Mullane tabbed as next Boston College captain

By Jesse Connolly

Head coach Jerry York announced on Tuesday that forward Pat Mullane (Wallingford, Conn.) will serve as captain of the Boston College hockey team for the 2012-13. 

Forward Pat Mullane will wear the 'C' for BC next season. (Dave Arnold Photography)

Mullane, who notched three assists in this year’s Frozen Four for the national champion Eagles, set career-highs in his junior season with 10 goals and 29 assists for a total of 39 points.

Mullane, 21, played in all 44 games for the Eagles. For his career, the 5-foot-11 forward has 96 points in 125 games in his three years at BC.

Defenseman Patrick Wey and forward Steven Whitney will serve as the assistant captains for the squad.

Wey, a fourth-round pick of the Capitals at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, arrived at BC in the fall of 2009 after two seasons with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL. He had seven points in 32 games for the Eagles in 2011-12, giving him 20 points in 96 games during his first three years.

Whitney (Reading, Mass.) enjoyed a breakout year as a junior, scoring 16 goals and adding 23 assists. The 20-year-old’s older brother, Joe, served as BC’s captain as a senior during the 2010-11 season.