~ UMass' Jonathan Quick headlines the list of Hockey East alums in the Cup series ~
Jonathan Quick (UMass) and Mark Fayne (PC) are two of six league alums in the Stanley Cup finals
Wakefield, Mass. -- Hockey East will be represented by six former players in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between
the Los Angeles Kings and the New Jersey Devils, which begins tonight with Game 1 at the Prudential Center in Newark,
The Kings roster is headlined by three Hockey East alumni, including former Massachusetts goaltender Jon Quick
(Hamden, Conn.), a 2012 Vezina Trophy finalist. Former Maine forward Dustin Penner (Winkler, Man.) and former Boston
College defenseman Rob Scuderi (Bethpage, N.Y.) will also represented the Kings in the series. Quick has posted a 1.54
GAA and .946 save percentage with a 12-2-0 record in the 2012 playoff run for Los Angeles. Penner has amassed 10
points (3g,7a) in 14 games, while Scuderi has notched one assist with a +8 rating for the Kings this postseason.
The Devils roster also has three league alums, which includes two former Boston College products, defenseman Peter
Harrold (Kirtland Hills, Ohio) and forward Stephen Gionta (Rochester, N.Y.). Former Providence defenseman Mark Fayne
(Bourne, Mass.) will also skate in the best-of-seven series. Harrold has skated in 15 playoff games with four assists,
while Gionta has totaled seven points (3g,4a) in 18 post-season contests. Fayne has played in all 18 playoff games for
the Devils, registering three assists.
In addition to the current players, several former Hockey East players, coaches and administrators have ties to the
Stanley Cup Finals. Lou Lamoriello, the conference's founding commissioner and former PC coach and player, has
served as the architect of this year's Devils team, as the CEO, Team President and General Manager. Former Friar Chris
Lamoriello serves as the Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Devils, while former PC netminder Chris
Terreri assists the Devils as goaltending coach. Former Boston University product Scott Lachance assists on the Devils
scouting staff, along with former Northeastern head coach Fernie Flaman. The Kings also have two former Terriers on
their staff including Jack Ferreira, Special Assistant to the General Manager and scout Steve Greeley.
29 Hockey East players have won the Stanley Cup in the 28-year history of the league, including a league record four
players from the 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins team.
The Hockey East Association is a 10-team Division I college men's hockey conference founded in 1984 and an eightteam
Division I women's league which began play in 2002-03. The men's league has won eight NCAA championships
in the past 20 years. Since 1999, Hockey East has won six NCAA Championships and have placed 20 teams in the
Frozen Four, along with 53 teams in the NCAA Tournament.