When looking over the track records of all of the Boston College football players this summer, I saw guys from far and wide across the east and elsewhere. Many were from different backgrounds and most, if not all, went to different high schools. On this hockey team, however, it’s a very different scenario. Without having any personal color commentary to add on the matter, one can easily see how these Eagles go back a long way with each other before even setting a skate on our ice. Why? Because many of the players went to the same high schools or played for the same junior hockey teams and essentially followed each other to Boston College.
In the case of Patrick Wey, alternate captain, he and goalie Parker Milner made the trek together for the most part. Both Wey and Milner come from the land of the Steelers and Primanti Brothers out in southwest Pennsylvania. They both attended Mount Lebanon High School in the Pittsburgh area from 2005 to 2007, teaming up at that time. The next year, Milner went to Avon Old Farms (where he played with different BC Eagles), but Wey went off to play for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL (Milner would join him there the following season). The defenseman had a good final year in Waterloo, managing 34 points in 58 games.
Wey’s performance helped get him drafted in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The Washington Capitals selected him in the fourth round, making him one of many pro prospects on this team.
He has never been a big points guy during his time at Boston College, topping out at eight during his sophomore year, but in his defense for last season, he did miss some time with an injury. This held him out of 12 games during the title campaign.
Wey will be one of the most important players on the Eagles this season. As a senior defenseman and an alternate captain, especially one who has to help fill the shoes of Brian Dumoulin, we knew that already. It is only once in a while that Wey scores you a goal, but he’s solid on the blue line and does sometimes find his way to assists. If he’s healthy and on his game, he can only help Boston College win.