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Twenty years after he burst onto the Minnesota hockey scene and led the Gophers to their most recent NCAA title, Thomas Vanek has found a comfortable life as a full-time hockey dad in his adopted home.
Four Gophers were picked for preseason all-Big Ten teams, including rookie forward Logan Cooley, of whom great things are expected by fans and foes alike.
The expectations are extraordinary for freshman forward Logan Cooley, who comes to the U of M as one of the highest NHL draft picks in program history, and insists he's not in a hurry to get to the NHL until he feels ready.
Ryan Johnson will wear a ‘C’ this season after the defenseman considered his options with the Buffalo Sabres but chose to return to the U of M for a fourth season.

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Speaking during the first official team practice on Tuesday afternoon, Pat Micheletti says the team has a lot of potential as it is prepares to play its last season on Olympic-size ice at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
In nearly a century of Gophers men’s hockey, only four players ever had worn a sweater number higher than 50 prior to Sampo Ranta arriving from Finland in 2018 and donning number 58. That has drastically changed.
He played for USA Hockey in Michigan. He accepted a college scholarship in Indiana. He was drafted by a NHL team in California. But through it all, the love of this game and family keep pulling Brock Faber back to the State of Hockey.
A dozen years ago, Cole Eiserman was the odd Massachusetts kid cheering for the Minnesota Gophers. This week he picked a future in maroon and gold, committing to the U of M after spending the previous two seasons at Shattuck-St. Mary's.
After making his reputation as a recruiter at Hamline and spending a year with the Minnesota Gophers, Jake Bobrowski has put law enforcement behind him for good and will run his own college women's hockey program in New York.
Amid all of the mid-season consternation with Jack LaFontaine leaving and Justen Close taking over the Gophers net last January, a tall, quiet kid with orange pads and a long last name arrived from Michigan by way of Ohio and Texas, and has shown skill, size and an unrelenting work ethic as his "real" rookie season approaches.

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It will be the fourth all-time outdoor game for Ohio State hockey and the second in Cleveland, but this time the Browns NFL stadium will host Faceoff on the Lake in February 2023.
The release of the full Minnesota Gophers 2022-23 schedule shows a three-week road trip, a pair of exhibition games and a pre-Halloween start to their conference schedule.
Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the former Mr. Hockey winner known for his speed and scoring prowess became a free agent and is expected to "stay home" signing with the hometown NHL club.

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