Ex-Boston College Eagles hockey star Kevin Hayes is unsigned (at least he wasn’t early this morning, but might be now), but former goalie Parker Milner has a new home.
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Yesterday, the Quad City Mallards announced that Parker Milner had been signed to a deal to play for the Central Hockey League team; the terms have not been made public at this time.
The Mallards are a relatively new minor-league franchise, founded in 2009, that plays its home games in Moline, Illinois. They are affiliates of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and the AHL’s Iowa Wild.
Boston College fans need no refresher on Parker Milner’s hockey heroics while on the Heights (but they are going to get one, anyway). When he took over as the primary goalie in 2011 following the departure of two-time national champion goalie John Muse, he was simply a back-up goalie getting his shot. Milner went on to become a memorable Eagle in his own right.
Behind Milner late in his junior year, which was his first as starter, the Eagles went on one of their longest win streaks in program history. During that time, Boston College buzz-sawed its way through the Beanpot, Hockey East Tournament, and eventually, the Frozen Four to win their fifth national championship. So brilliant was Parker Milner in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, in putting together one of the best individual goaltender performances in NCAA Tournament history, that he was named the Most Outstanding Player.
Milner has already played on a few professional teams since leaving Boston College, namely the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) and the Stockton Thunder (ECHL).
Congratulations are in order for one of our Eagles.