Thursday, September 12, 2013

Marty McInnis

McInnis Named Assistant Hockey Coach

Sept. 12, 2013

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Marty McInnis, one of the best forwards in Boston College hockey history who went on to play nearly 800 regular-season games in the National Hockey League, has been named assistant hockey coach at Boston College, according to an announcement made by head coach Jerry York.

A prolific scorer who tallied 142 points in just three varsity campaigns (1988-91), he was a member of BC's famous "HEM Line" with fellow Hall of Famers Steve Heinze and David Emma.

As a sophomore, the left wing was the top point-scorer in the Hockey East Tournament with nine - including a record-tying five-goal scoring binge against Merrimack in a first-round game. During the 1990-91 season, he was the second-leading scorer (57 points) on one of Boston College's finest teams.

McInnis, a native of Hingham, Mass., went on to play for the U.S. national team in 1991-92 and recorded 34 points in 54 exhibition games before representing his country at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

He played 12 seasons in the NHL as a member of the New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins. He totaled 420 points - 170 goals and 250 assists - in 796 regular-season games in his NHL career.

McInnis, who retired from professional hockey following the 2002-03 season, was inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.

He fills the vacancy left by former assistant coach Jim Logue, who announced his retirement in late June. 

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