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The 42-year-old also talks about growing up in northern Michigan, his two brothers who work in pro hockey, things he is looking for in hiring a staff and more with The Rink Live's Jess Myers and Mick Hatten
Ben Meyers' year of world traveling will continue, as he and two other former Gophers have been named to Team USA. Also: a quartet of Gophers could go in round one of the NHL Draft, fond memories of Adam Nightingale in Minnesota, and a probable landing spot for Jack Perbix.
The announcement comes roughly 12 years after MSU announced that Nightingale, who played forward at the school for two years in the 2000s, would be the Spartans’ new director of hockey operations.
Former Duluth East Greyhound has two seasons of NCAA eligibility remaining after three seasons with the Badgers

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Two-thirds of the Minnesota Gophers' "Olympic trio" will be back in Minneapolis next season. Also, blue line in flux with Brinkman headed to a B1G rival, and the nonconference schedule is slowly being revealed.
Longtime Irish coach also discusses the retirement of Boston College coach Jerry York, beginning the National Team Development Program, coaching in major juniors and the NHL and more
The Gophers co-captain and Big Ten most valuable player last season was one of the most sought-after undrafted players in college this season, and joins a Minnesota Wild division rival.

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