Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/20/12
It's pretty hard to take in any NHL game on any given night and not find a player who played his college hockey at a Hockey East school. Hockey East alums are everywhere across the league, and some of them have developed quite the reputation among the NHL's best. Ironically, two of the longer-tenured Hockey East alums play for a team that's quite despised throughout New England -- the Montreal Canadiens. League veterans Brian Gionta (Boston College) and Hal Gill (Providence) serve as two veteran leaders for the Habs. Thousands of miles away, Dustin Penner (Maine) is another veteran player...
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