Grzelcyk has made an impression on his teammates with his strong play.
BU junior defenseman Garrett Noonan said neither Grzelcyk nor freshman Ahti Oksanen have needed a lot of guidance from the upperclassmen.
“They’ve played so well, they don’t need me in their ear or anything like that,’’ said Noonan. “They’ve been playing great so I try to leave them alone.’’
Noonan got his first look at Grzelcyk during skating workouts in the summer and he said he was impressed right away.
“I knew how special he was,’’ said Noonan. “I didn’t know how great of a kid he was. He’s an awesome kid. I’m not surprised he’s done this well, because of his work ethic. He’s a special kid. How smart he is and his skating ability, two things you don’t see in everybody, and he’s got both. You can trust him in all situations. He and Ahti have been two of our great players and I’m sure [the Beanpot] will be fun for them.’’
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