Casey Fitzgerald and Jacob Bryson are both promising defense prospects for the Sabres. They both serve as co-captains on their collegiate teams, which both happen to play in the Hockey East Association.
This weekend, Fitzgerald and Bryson will meet with plenty on the line when Boston College visits Providence for a quarterfinal series to open the Hockey East Tournament.
The two teams ended their regular seasons on opposite notes. Bryson's (fourth round, 2017) Providence team is ranked No. 7 in the country after going unbeaten in its last six games (5-0-1), leaving the Friars as a candidate for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.