Date Posted:03/21/2006, 11:00AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - For most college seniors spring break means a trip to some tropical locale, one last taste of freedom before impending graduation. For Bowdoin's Jon Landry, however, spring break was a little bit colder - but just as exciting.
Fresh off his First-Team All-American selection last weekend, Landry earned an amateur tryout with the Portland Pirates, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. And when the first-place Pirates were hit with a rash of injuries and a handful of call-ups, Landry's phone rang.
The senior defenseman/forward answered the call, suiting up for the Pirates in a pair of games last weekend. Portland won both games; 5-2 over Bridgeport on Saturday and 6-3 over Providence on Saturday, and Landry earned a notch in his belt- his first professional penalty. The Montreal, Quebec native was charged with a two-minute hooking penalty in the second period against Providence.
"Overall, it was a great experience for Jon," commented Bowdoin head coach Terry Meagher. "Next week, he'll return to classes, finish up and get his degree. This, at the very least, gives him some perspective on what the future might hold for him. It was a great opportunity for him to skate with one of the best teams in the American Hockey League."
Landry is an Economics major and French minor and finished his Bowdoin career with First-Team All-NESCAC and First-Team East All-American honors. His 16 goals, 22 assists, 38 points, six powerplay tallies and three game-winners were all team-highs and his 121 career points rank him 16th on Bowdoin's all-time scoring list.