Monday, September 16, 2013

BC Adds Former Star McInnis as Volunteer Coach

Former Boston College forward, U.S Olympian, and 11-year NHL veteran Marty McInnis was named last week as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater. He succeeds the retired Jim Logue.

McInnis skated at the Heights from 1988 to 1991, tallying a total of 58 goals and 142 points while helping the Eagles to three NCAA Tournament appearances, three Hockey East regular-season crowns, and both a Frozen Four berth and a Hockey East tournament championship in 1990.

The Hingham, Mass. native starred at Milton Academy prior to enrolling at BC. He was also part of the famed HEM line with classmate Steve Heinze and 1991 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner David Emma at BC that totaled 373 points among them in McInnis' last two collegiate seasons.

After playing for Team USA at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, McInnis turned pro with the NHL's New York Islanders, who drafted him in the eighth round (163rd overall) in 1988. He also played for the Calgary Flames, Anaheim Mighty Ducks and Boston Bruins in a career that wrapped up in 2003 with 170-250420 points in 796 regular-season NHL outings. He also played in 22 Stanley Cup playoff contests, the last 11 with Boston in his final two seasons. A three-time 20-goal scorer, he never played a game in the minor leagues.

McInnis was inducted into the BC Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2012. He has worked professionally in real estate, and also coached the Hingham Squirt Team to the South Shore Town Cup crown in 2010.

BC will begin its 2013-14 campaign on Oct. 6 with an exhibition against St. Francis Xavier. The Eagles will then open their NCAA slate on Oct. 10 at Michigan before returning home against Rensselaer on Oct. 13.

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