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University of Michigan receives commitment from USHL's leading scorer

Nick Moldenhauer currently leads the USHL in goals and points, and was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2022 NHL Draft. Now he's achieved another milestone by committing to play D-I college hockey for a premiere program.

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Nick Moldenhauer was ranked 39 by NHL Central Scouting among North American skaters.
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CHICAGO — Nick Moldenhauer, one of the top forwards in the USHL, announced he has committed to the University of Michigan beginning in 2023-24. Moldenhauer is having a great start to the 2022-23 season, currently leading the USHL in goals and points. Over the summer, he was drafted in the third round and 95th overall at the 2022 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Last year, despite being a highly recruited forward, Moldenhauer said he was uncommitted because he was weighing if he wanted to stay in Chicago for another season or play college hockey in 2022-23. His patience and careful decision making has paid off.

"I am extremely proud and grateful to announce my commitment to play division 1 hockey at the University of Michigan," Moldenhauer wrote on his Instragram. "Thank you to my family, friends, teammates and coaches for all the help along the way. #goblue"

Moldenhauer faced adversity last year, spending two months in the hospital after taking a skate to the face on his first shift back 15 seconds into a game after overcoming an illness that had previously kept him off the ice. He came back from that incident and had 18 goals and 25 assists for 43 points in 41 games.

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