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Ted Drury

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Harvard Athletic Achievements

In a program known for great players and teams, Ted Drury wasted little time establishing himself freshman year, taking home the Percy Award (Harvard’s top freshman), Ivy League Rookie of the Year and ECAC All-Rookie Team accolades. He only played 74 total games but stands 22nd on the school career points list (121), 8th on the school single-season points list (63 in 1992-93), and 6th for single-season assists (43). Serving as team captain in 1992-93, Drury led the Crimson to the ECAC regular-season title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. In 1992-93, he was named the Beanpot MVP, after leading the Crimson to the Beanpot title, and was awarded the Tudor Cup as Harvard’s MVP. That same year he was selected as first team All-Ivy, first team All-ECAC, and first team All-American. In 1992-93, Drury was also the Ivy League Player of the Year, the ECAC Player of the Year, and a Hobey Baker Award Finalist. He was named to the ECAC All-Decade Team for the 1990’s and went on to compete for the United States in the 1992 and 1994 Olympics and play nine seasons in the National Hockey League.

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Remembering Harvard Athletics

I would like to thank the Varsity Club for this honor and to congratulate the other inductees, particularly Sarah Leary, who has been a great friend for the last 20 years, and of course Liz Berkery, my wife and best friend. As a 17-year-old high school senior I was drawn to Harvard not because of its top ranked hockey team or obvious academic distinction but primarily because of the people I met on my recruiting visit to the school. I fell in love with the upbeat and positive attitude that Coach Cleary and Coach Tomassoni fostered. I felt right at home staying with future teammate Lane Macdonald, who was my first exposure to the quality of person that was on the hockey team. This was the first of many great friendships that I developed over the next four years, friendship that I hold close to my heart and that continue to this day. I also had my first introduction to Harvard institutions Chet Stone and Jack Kirrane. I, like countless other athletes before and after me, learned more about life from Chet and Jack than any class I took. When Jack included me on his own personal “wall of fame” I was thrilled.

I reveled in being a Harvard Hockey player. I headed “across the river” as soon as possible every day, eager to get to the locker room. That locker room was a second home to me, I loved the camaraderie and togetherness that existed, the bond I had with every guy in the room. I loved going on the ice with my teammates pushing ourselves to improve. Matt Mallgrave and I would sometimes hit the ice an hour before practice- we couldn’t get enough. I loved having a Friday night game at Bright and then stopping at Pinocchio’s for a slice before heading home. I loved taking the “T” to the Beanpot games and look back at our win in ’93 with great fondness.

I’ve reached a point now in my life where my children are participating in sports. If my children are fortunate enough to one day be college athletes, I hope they have an experience that mirrors the one I had at Harvard, because believe me, the pleasure was all mine.