Top of the mornin’ to you all! Today’s morning food association is not a current roster player. In fact, this player has only played a whopping eight games in his Boston Bruins career, having completed a grand scoring line of 0-0-0 during his time wearing Black and Gold. This player does have the distinction of being the only Irish born player in Bruins history, and that is none other than Jack Riley. Born on December 29th, 1910 in Berckenia Ireland, Riley played for three teams in the NHL (Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins). His time as a Bruin took place for the 1935-1936 season, where he’d finish playing for the Boston Cubs in the Can-Am league. The 35/36 season would be his last in the NHL.
So if I’m pairing food from an Irish player on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s gotta be corned beef & cabbage right, but for someone who’s only played 8 games in this great city, it just doesn’t feel right does it? But as the kids say,
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone.