March 3, 2013

Hangin' Out With ... BU defenseman Matt Grzelcyk

By Jesse Connolly

Matt Grzelcyk (Charlestown, Mass.) was drafted in the third round by Boston last summer before embarking on his freshman season at BU. (Dave Arnold Photography)

What’s been the highlight moment of your freshman season so far?
“Scoring my first goal against BC. It was great to be part of the rivalry and I look forward to doing it again.”

What are some of the courses you’re taking this semester?
“I’m taking microeconomics, business management and a history class, ‘The Trials of Boston.’ ”

What’s the best college hockey chant you’ve ever heard that’s fit to print?
“I’d probably say just the fight song.”

If someone made the Matt Grzelcyk movie, who would you want to play you?
Mark Wahlberg

If you could hang out with any celebrity, who would you choose?
President Obama

What was one element of the NHL Draft that surprised you?
 “Going as high as I did. I didn’t go in there with any expectations, but going in the third round was a bit of a surprise. It was a great feeling and I was really thankful.”

Who is the toughest goalie you’ve ever faced?
Parker Milner at BC

Which one of your teammates has the worst fashion sense?
“I’d say Cason Hohmann. He’s always wearing the same sweatpants.”

What’s the worst mispronunciation of your name you’ve ever heard?
“I’d say Grizzle-chuck.”


Movie: “Remember the Titans”

TV show: “Suits”

Band/artist: Tim McGraw

All-time Bruin: Bobby Orr

Video game: NHL 13

Vacation spot: Cape Cod

Person you follow on Twitter: Ryan Whitney (@ryanwhitney6)

Restaurant: Ruth’s Chris

Store: Costco


Street clothes or suit and tie: Suit and tie

“Modern Family,” “Sons of Anarchy” or “The Walking Dead”: “Sons of Anarchy”

Letterman, Leno or Conan: Letterman

Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks or Tim Horton’s:
Dunkin’ Donuts

Home whites or road reds: “Oooh, wow. You always like to play at home, but our red jerseys are pretty sharp.”


Skates: Bauer

Gloves: Warrior

Stick: Easton

Helmet: Bauer

This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of New England Hockey Journal.

Twitter: @JesseNEHJ