Last year, Boston College was -- easily -- the most talented and deepest team in college hockey. The Eagles were crowned a deserved NCAA champion at the Frozen Four in Tampa, beating Air Force, Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota, and Ferris State in the NCAA Tournament.

Along the way, future New York Ranger Chris Kreider nabbed many of the headlines, as did Carolina Hurricanes draft pick-turned-trade-chip Brian Dumoulin. Goalie Parker Milner was a rock for the Eagles.