PITTSBURGH — At this time last year, Johnny Gaudreau and his Boston College teammates were readying themselves for the national title game, which they would win. Not this year. With BC having lost to Union in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Gaudreau’s trip to Pittsburgh this weekend was purely ceremonial — for the Hobey Baker award announcement, and nothing else.
“It’s difficult,” Gaudreau said. “It’s hard to watch these games when your team’s not in it. It was a really fun weekend last year in Tampa. I know these guys are probably having a great time right now.”