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Lakeville native and former Gopher Brady Skjei signs 7-year/$49 million deal with Nashville

Former Lakeville North and Minnesota Gopher defenseman Brady Skjei signed a 7-year, $49 million contract with Nashville Monday. The 30-year-old was coming off his best season with the Carolina Hurricanes. Nashville also signed former Tampa Bay superstar Steven Stamkos, making a considerable splash on the free agent market. Skjei is a former first-round draft pick […]

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Guentzel signs 7-year deal: Former Woodbury youth player and Hill-Murray star reaches upper echelon of NHL forwards

Guentzel’s signs $63 million deal with Tampa Bay Lightning Former Hill-Murray and University fo Nebraska-Omaha star Jake Guentzel signed a 7-year $63 million contract last week with the Tampa Bay Lightning, putting him in the upper echelon of top-paid forwards in the NHL. Guentzel’s deal will give him an Average Annual Value (AAV) of $9 […]

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Okposo is latest Minnesotan to raise Stanley Cup

St. Paul native completes 17th NHL season at the top of the game St. Paul native and former Minnesota Gopher Kyle Okposo became the latest Minnesota-born player to hoist the Stanley Cup after the Florida Panthers defeated Edmonton Monday, June 24 2-1. Okposo was acquired by the Panthers on March 8 from Buffalo for defenseman […]

NCAA Alumni Make Their Mark on NHL Again in 2023-24

Former College Hockey Stars Shine, Seven Up for Major Individual Awards Award finalists, scoring leaders, and career milestones highlighted another year of NCAA alumni making significant impact in the National Hockey League during the 2023-24 regular season. A total of 327 former college hockey players appeared in the NHL during the regular season. The majority […]

23 Minnesotans named in NHL Central Scouting final rankings

11 high school players make final list Twenty-three Minnesotans were named to the NHL Central Scouting final rankings last week. The list includes 11 players who played high school hockey in Minnesota last season, including four from Minnetonka High School. The list includes five players from Team USA’s National Team Development Program (USNTDP), five who […]

Nick Leddy: In a class of his own

Nick Leddy becomes a Minnesota first after reaching 1,000-game milestone by Jackson Boline Former Eden Prairie native and Mr. Hockey recipient Nick Leddy reached a massive milestone on Saturday for the Blues when they traveled to  Minnesota. The veteran defenseman skated in his 1,000th career NHL game in the same arena he won a state […]