Joe Gaffney '95

Joe Gaffney '95

A member of one of collegiate hockey’s most prolific scoring lines, Joe Gaffney helped establish high-flying records that are unlikely to be matched in storied history of Bowdoin hockey. Gaffney’s statistics are mind-boggling: 113 goals and 183 assists in 103 career contests, averaging more than a goal and an assist per game for his entire career. Along with his brother Charlie and teammate Marcelo Gentile, Gaffney helped establish a new Bowdoin team record of 157 goals in their senior campaign of 1994-95, as the team averaged more than six goals per game. Three times the Polar Bears went to the ECAC Championship game on Gaffney’s watch as Bowdoin came away with the crown in 1992-93. An ECAC All-Star and team captain, Gaffney still ranks second all-time at Bowdoin in career points, assists and goals and his seven-point effort against St. Anselm in 1992 remains the school standard.