January 7, 2013

100 Greatest Players from New England: 50 runners-up

By  Jesse Connolly


Bobby Allen (left), Jerry York (center) and Max Pacioretty were among the players that narrowly missed making it into our top 100. (York photo: BC Athletics; Allen, Pacioretty: Getty Images)
 

In our January cover story, we named the 100 greatest players from New England. Here are the 50 individuals who missed the cut but deserve honorable mention.

NAME | HOMETOWN | POS. | CAREER | GAMES |POINTS

Fred Ahern | South Boston, Mass. | Right Wing | 1974-78 | 146 | 61

Bobby Allen | Weymouth, Mass. | Defense | 2002-08 | 51 | 3

Tim Army | Providence, R.I. | Forward* | 1982-85 | 121 | 154

Paul Barrett | South Boston, Mass. | Left Wing | 1974-78* | ?? | 177

Harvey Bennett | Cranston, R.I. | Center | 1974-79 | 268 | 90

Eric Boguniecki | West Haven, Conn. | Center | 1999-2007 | 178 | 76

Dan Bolduc | Waterville, Maine | Left Wing | 1978-84 | 102 | 41

Brian Boyle | Hingham, Mass. | Center | 2007-12 | 271 | 77

Greg Brown | Southboro, Mass. | Defense | 1990-95 | 94 | 18

Peter Brown | Boston, Mass. | Defense | 1972-76 | 101 | 144

Don “Toot” Cahoon | Lynn, Mass. | Left Wing | 1969-72* | 89 | 96

Dave Capuano | Warwick, R.I. | Left Wing | 1989-94 | 104 | 55

John Carlson | Marlboro, Mass. | Defense | 2009-12 | 186 | 75

Kent Carlson | Concord, N.H. | Defense | 1983-1989 | 113 | 18

Joe Cavanagh | Cranston, R.I. | Center | 1968-72* | ?? | 187

Craig Charron | North Easton, Mass. | Center | 1986-90* | 142 | 148

Sean Collins | Reading, Mass. | POS | 2001-05* | 164 | 173

Cleon Daskalakis | Boston, Mass. | Goalie | 1984-1987 | 12 | 3 wins

Niko Dimitrakos | Somerville, Mass. | Right Wing | 2002-07 | 158 | 62

Jon DiSalvatore | South Windsor, Conn. | Right Wing | 2005-present | 6 | 0

Gerry Foley | Ware, Mass. | Right Wing | 1954-69 | 142 | 23

Paul Guay | Providence, R.I. | Right Wing | 1983-91 | 117 | 34

Scott Harlow | East Bridgewater, Mass. | Left Wing | 1987-88 | 1 | 1

Eric Healey | Hull, Mass. | Left Wing | 2005-06 | 2 | 0

Paul Hurley | Melrose, Mass. | Defense | 1968-69 | 1 | 1

Doug Janik | Springfield, Mass. | Defense | 2002-12 | 190 | 19

Jeff Jillson | North Smithfield, R.I. | Defense | 2001-06 | 140 | 41

Dan LaCouture | Hyannis, Mass. | Left Wing | 1998-2009 | 337 | 45

Greg Mauldin | Holliston, Mass. | Left Wing | 2003-2011 | 36 | 10

Hubie McDonough | Manchester, N.H. | Center | 1988-1993 | 195 | 66

Mike McHugh | Bowdoin, Maine | Left Wing | 1988-1992 | 20 | 1

Freddy Meyer | Sanbornville, N.H. | Defense | 2003-11 | 281 | 73

Graham Mink | Stowe, Vt. | Right Wing | 2003-2006 | 7 | 0

Jon Morris | Lowell, Mass. | Forward | 1988-1994 | 103 | 49

Eric Nickulas | Hyannis, Mass. | Right Wing | 1998-2006 | 118 | 38

Brad Norton | Cambridge, Mass. | Defense | 2001-07 | 124 | 11

Bill O’Dwyer | South Boston, Mass. | Center | 1983-90 | 120 | 22

Max Pacioretty | New Canaan, Conn. | Left Wing | 2008-present | 202 | 114

Robert “Cap” Raeder | Needham, Mass. | Goalie | 1972-75* | 69 | 42 wins

Pat Rissmiller | Belmont, Mass. | Left Wing | 2003-11 | 192 | 46

Moe Roberts | Waterbury, Conn. | 1925-52 | 10 | 3 wins

Ed Ronan | Quincy, Mass. | Right Wing | 1991-97 | 182 | 36

Steve Rooney | Canton, Mass. | Forward | 1984-89 | 154 | 28

Michael Ryan | Milton, Mass. | Left Wing | 2006-09 | 83 | 15

David Sacco | Malden, Mass. | 1993-96 | 35 | 18

Dwight Schofield | Lynn, Mass. | Defense | 1976-88 | 211 | 30

Dean Sylvester | Weymouth, Mass. | Right Wing | 1998-2001 | 96 | 37

Jim Vesey | Charlestown, Mass. | 1988-92 | 15 | 3

Colin Wilson | Greenwich, Conn. | Center | 2009-present | 185 | 84

Jerry York | Watertown, Mass. | Center | 1964-67* | 81 | 134

* Denotes stats are from college careers. All others are from NHL careers.


Be sure to come back throughout the week to check out our top 100. We'll have No. 100 through No. 76 on Tuesday.

This article originally appeared in the January 2013 issue of New England Hockey Journal.

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