2009-10: Chris Calnan attended Thayer Academy and participated in USA Hockey's 2010 Select-16 Festival in June.
2010-11: Calnan scored 14 goals with 11 assists in 26 games as a sophomore after transferring from Thayer Academy to Nobles and Greenough.
2011-12: Calnan had an impressive season with the Cape Cod Whalers U18 team and scored 28 goals with 27 assists in 29 games as a junior for Nobles and Greenough. Nobles reached the NEPSIHA championship game and Calnan was named to the All-Independent School League and New England Prep all star teams. He was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 69th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft. Calnan committed to playing college hockey at Boston College in 2013-14.
2012-13: Calnan chose to forego his senior season at Noble and Greenough – skating instead with the South Shore Kings in the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Calnan was the Kings' leading scorer with 49 points and was fifth in the EJHL with 27 goals. South Shore finished second in the Southern Division. Calnan scored 2 goals with 2 penalty minutes in the two-game playoff series against the Valley Junior Warriors.
Calnan is a hard-working player with offensive skill who has a high level of endurance. Though he could stand to bulk up a bit, he has the makings of being the prototypical power forward, and a player that opposing players hate playing against. Calnan is a good skater who makes use of that ability, especially in the offensive zone. He'll most likely need to round his game into form a bit in the NCAA, but Calnan has all the makings of an effective top-six forward.
Following his gap year in the EJHL, Calnan will debut at Boston College in 2013-14. He may be brought along slowly with the Eagles and have to work his way up the depth chart, but Calnan has the versatility to contribute in a variety of situations right off the bat.