CONSOL ENERGY CENTER -- Yale’s top line of Kenny Agostino, center Jesse Root, and Andrew Miller has been a top producer for the Bulldogs this season on the road to the Frozen Four.
Agostino, who is the former Pens prospect who was packaged for Jerome Iginla, and Root, a Mt. Lebanon native, have been linemates for most of their careers at Yale, and have been roommates for the past couple of years.
That time together brings a level of comfort, said Agostino, following the team's practice today at Consol. Both are juniors.
“Every year I’ve been here we played together. That’s the beauty of being on a line that you feel comfortable with. You get a sense of where they are,” said Agostino. “You already sort of know. In playoffs, it’s one less thing you have to worry about on the ice, wondering where your linemate is going to be.”
Root suffered an injury and was out for a few weeks earlier this season, but the line was reunited upon his return.
“I think coach realized we were really good together. Once he put us back I think we keep generated a lot of chances every game,” said Agostino.
He said Root only talked about his dream of returning to Pittsburgh for the Frozen Four a few times.
“He’s probably my closest friend on the team. He loves this city. He loves Pittsburgh. We’re all thrilled for him. Couldn’t have happened to a better kid. You can tell he’s really happy,” said Agostino.