I played with Mike at Boston College and in the Pros. One of the things that stands out the most to me about Mike is that his “hockey IQ”, then and now, is off the charts. His smarts, puck skills and positional play always had him in the right spot at the right time. Another aspect of his game that goes under the radar is the fact that he played both the PP D man role and then later on a PK shut down role in the NHL. Not many players are capable of doing that and I think it gives him a unique view of the game as a teacher and scout. From the outside people might look at his career and think he was gifted and had it easy, but I’ll tell he worked harder than anyone.