ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

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Adams’ Cup Win Highlights Season for Harvard Pros

Bruins Extend GM Peter Chiarelli '87
Tim Taylor '63 Named to U.S. Junior Team Staff
Ottawa Citizen: The Brain Behind the Bruins
Belfast Uses Scholarship Program to Lure Tom Walsh '06
Patriot Ledger: Ted Donato '91 Pulls for Kevin Sneddon '92 in Frozen Four
Calgary Sun: Second Cup Oh So Sweet
Telegraph-Journal: Don Sweeney '88 - Talent and Toughness
AHL.com: Dennis Packard '04 Helping Bridgeport's Cause

While Stanley Cup winner Craig Adams ’99 had the most successful 2009 postseason of any Harvard alum playing pro hockey, he was just one of five former Crimson skaters to play in the National Hockey League this season.

Dominic Moore ’03, Noah Welch ’05, Tom Cavanagh ’05 and Craig MacDonald ’99 all saw time with NHL squads in 208-09. They joined Adams, who started the season with the Chicago Blackhawks before joining the Pittsburgh Penguins late in the season. Adams played in all 24 of Pittsburgh’s playoff games to win his second Stanley Cup in four years.

Moore, a former Penguin, had a breakout season, playing for his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres. He started the season with the Leafs, skating in 63 games, often as the team’s assistant captain. He scored 12 goals and added 29 assists for Toronto before being dealt to Buffalo in a move to help the Sabres make a run at the playoffs. Moore scored a goal and recorded three assists in 18 games with the Sabres to finish with career-high season totals of 13 goals, 32 assists and 45 points.

Welch, who began his NHL career in Pittsburgh, started his season in Miami, with the Florida Panthers. After being sidelined with an injury for most of 2007-08, the former Crimson All-America defenseman returned to the Panthers’ lineup for 23 games, notching a goal and an assist. He was then traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, for whom he played in 17 more games on the blue line.

After making his NHL debut a year earlier, Cavanagh saw his first extended stints with the San Jose Sharks in 2008-09. He played in 17 games and scored his first NHL goal March 28 against the Phoenix Coyotes. MacDonald played in the NHL for the eighth season, suiting up for eight games with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He registered a goal and an assist.

Several other former Crimson players played in other professional leagues this season. See below for a complete list, stats courtesy of hockeyDB.com.

Player/Team                          League GP    G    A    P  PIM
Craig Adams ’99
2008-09  Pittsburgh Penguins         NHL     9    0    1    1    0
2008-09p Pittsburgh Penguins         NHL    24    3    2    5   16
 
Chris Bala ’01
2008-09  Reading Royals              ECHL    2    0    1    1    0
 
Brendan Bernakevitch ’05
2008-09  Brunico SG                  Italy  40   17   35   52    6
 
Tom Cavanagh ’05
2008-09  Worcester Sharks            AHL    51   15   24   39   37
2008-09  San Jose Sharks             NHL    17    1    1    2    4
2008-09p Worcester Sharks            AHL    12    3    2    5    8
 
Ryan Lannon ’05
2008-09  San Antonio Rampage         AHL    63    0    5    5   33
 
Craig MacDonald ’99
2008-09  Syracuse Crunch             AHL    70   15   25   40   71
2008-09  Columbus Blue Jackets       NHL     8    1    1    2    0
 
Ryan Maki ’07
2008-09  Milwaukee Admirals          AHL    65   12   13   25   37
2008-09p Milwaukee Admirals          AHL    11    1    1    2    4
 
Steve Martins ’95
2008-09  Chicago Wolves              AHL    55   13   20   33   5
 
J.D. McCabe ’08
2008-09  Heerenveen Flyers           Hlnd   36    5   12   17   32
 
Alex Meintel ’08
2008-09  Hern EV                     GerOb  12    6    4   10    8
 
Dominic Moore ’03
2008-09  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    63   12   29   41   69
2008-09  Buffalo Sabres              NHL    18    1    3    4   23
 
Dennis Packard ’04
2008-09  Bridgeport Sound Tigers     AHL    36    0    3    3   21
2008-09p Bridgeport Sound Tigers     AHL     2    0    0    0    4
 
Jon Pelle ’08
2008-09  Frederikshavn White Hawks   Denma  20    8    5   13    8
2008-09  Rapid City Rush             CHL    50   23   23   46   26
 
Dylan Reese ’07
2008-09  San Antonio Rampage         AHL    75    1   27   28   64
 
Kenny Smith ’04
2008-09  Charlotte Checkers          ECHL   71    1   13   14   66
2008-09p Charlotte Checkers          ECHL    6    0    0    0   10
 
Mike Taylor ’08
2008-09  Charlotte Checkers          ECHL   39   10   15   25   24
2008-09  Hartford Wolf Pack          AHL     2    0    0    0    0
 
Tom Walsh ’06
2008-09  HIFK Helsinki               FNL    30    0    4    4   18
 
Noah Welch ’05
2008-09  Florida Panthers            NHL    23    1    1    2   11
2008-09  Rochester Americans         AHL     7    0    3    3   10
2008-09  Tampa Bay Lightning         NHL    17    0    0    0   14
 
Goaltender/Team                    League   GP   W-L-T    GAA Save%
Dov Grumet-Morris ’05
2008-09  Graz EC                     Aust – stats unavailable
 
Oliver Jonas ’01
2008-09  Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams     DEL    26  10-10-0  2.61  .909