In addition to piling up Super Eight championships, Malden Catholic is adding names to the list of players selected in the NHL draft.
The latest are former Lancers stars and Herald Dream Teamers Matt Filipe and Casey Fitzgerald. Filipe was chosen No. 67 overall in the third round by the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, while Fitzgerald went later in Round 3 (No. 86) to the Buffalo Sabres.
Filipe led MC to back-to-back Super Eight championships in 2014 and 15, drawing All-Scholastic honors as a sophomore (18 goals, 14 assists) and then a Dream Team selection as a junior (16-21-37). The 6-foot-2, 203-pound forward, who turned 18 on Dec. 31, left MC after his junior year and played last season in the United States Hockey League for the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, posting 19 goals and 17 assists in 56 games.
Filipe will play next season at Northeastern
MC did not win the Super 8 in 2015. Filipe lost his last high school game to St. John's Prep. He won't make it as a pro anyway. Too much of a primadonna.
Pack their bags, hang-out in college playing for the next 3-4 years, have a lot of fun, take your game to Europe. . .
I like it, I like it. Just remember to time the delivery of your offspring to have that much needed Jan-Feb-March birthday!!!! But then again every ex-player should know that trick.