Raymond O'Malley
Raymond O'Malley

Raymond O'Malley has been described as the best playmaking center in Boston State College Men's Ice Hockey history while centering one of the greatest lines in the program's era with fellow Hall of Famers Dick Leahy and Bob Russell. O'Malley was named an All-New England skater in 1971 as well as the ECAC Player of the Week in each of his final three campaigns. He skated in 65 career games and tallied 89 points on 30 goals and 59 assists to average an impressive 1.4 points per game. Aside from his playmaking ability, the center was considered the best face-off man in the program's history, winning 92 percent of the face-offs he took over his career. A member of the first line power play & penalty killing unit his entire career, O'Malley led the Warriors with 30 points and 21 assists in 1970-71 while also leading the team in assists with 18 in 1969-70. His 59 career helpers and eight career game-winning goals both rank third all-time in BSC history. He was also selected to the 1970 Codfish Bowl All-Tournament team before being chosen as one of only three Division II All-Stars in New England to skate in the 1971 New England Division I All-Star game that featured future Bruins in Dave Forbes and Dave Reece. O'Malley would go on to sign his own professional contract with the Bruins in 1971 and eventually collaborated with Bobby Orr in compiling an instructional book called "Orr on Ice". Aside from a few high school head coaching and administrative positions, O'Malley would spend 34 years as a teacher, coach and administrator at John F. Parker Middle School in Taunton, MA before retiring.