Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/15/13

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15: Adrian Aucoin #33 of the Phoenix Coyotes tapes his stick on the bench during the NHL game against the St. Louis Blues at Jobing.com Arena on October 15, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Last week, legendary Boston University coach Jack Parker announced he will be retiring at the end of this season, his 40th as head coach of the program. In that time, he has amassed 894 wins, won three NCAA titles, and sent 66 players to the NHL. One of those players is Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Adrian Aucoin, who played at BU for only one season, 1991-92, before turning pro, but says Parker had a big impact on him in that brief amount of time. He had quite a bit of influence on me, said Aucoin. I mean, I was only there for a year, and he truly was like a father to us. You know I still complain every day that he never bent any rules. I was hoping to get a little something when I went there, but he wouldnt even pick us up to drive us to the rink; hed drive by us and just wave. He was definitely by the book. But as far as hockey goes, he was unreal, and I especially really appreciated him off the ice. As I said, he was kind of like a one-year surrogate dad to me, and he really ...
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