Brendan Buckley will be the new assistant coach at Boston College, replacing Greg Brown, who left to take an assistant coaching position with the NHL's New York Rangers.
Buckley, 41, was a standout defenseman for the Eagles from 1995 to 1999, serving as the team's captain during his senior season. A fifth-round pick of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 1995 NHL Draft, Buckley played in over 600 AHL games before finishing his pro career in Europe.
The Needham, Mass., native had a few roles in hockey prior to coaching, including with Buckley Sports Management, a sports agency specializing in representing professional hockey players. The company is owned by Jerry Buckley, his brother.