When it came to deciding between playing college hockey or playing juniors, Pat Mullane said the decision was easy. Mullane opted for the college scene because of how important an education is to him.

Mullane has proven to be a difference maker for the Eagles and will be a key component of the club this season. The Wallingford, Conn., native worked out at the Washington Capitals' development camp this past offseason to fine tune his game, an experience he expects will help him take his game to the next level.

NESN.com's Chantel McCabe caught up with Mullane to discuss his hockey history and the upcoming season. Check out their conversation in the video below.