Probably the best goaltender in Boston State College history, William Berglund owned a career record of 48-18-1 for a .723 winning percentage and earned NAIA All-American status in 1968. He was also named to the All-East and All-New England squads in both 1968 and 1969. Berglund holds the distinction of being the only goalie to win three Codfish Bowl tournaments and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player in 1967 and 1968, thus earning him a spot on the All-Time 35th Anniversary Codfish Bowl team. He led the 1967-68 team to a number four national ranking and to an appearance in the First Annual NAIA National Championship tournament, while being selected to the All-Tournament squad. Berglund was the Warriors’ goaltender during its glorious undefeated 1965-66 season as well, when they reeled off 20 straight victories without a loss and were ranked as the number one Small College team in the country.
Upon his graduation from BSC in 1970, Berglund put together an outstanding hockey career on the amateur and professional level. In 1970-71 he played for the U.S. National Team and the Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the American Hockey League. In 1971-72 he started a five year career in the World Hockey Association with the New England Whalers and finished in 1977 with the Cleveland Crusaders. Berglund is the only graduate of the University to have played professional hockey. Berglund has also enjoyed a successful coaching career as well as serving as the goaltenders coach for the Calgary Flames, Orlando Solar Bears and Northeastern University for eight years and eight more years with Boston University, including the Terriers’ NCAA Championship year of 1995. He is currently Northeast Regional scout for the Montreal Canadians.