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Schmaltz Gives Up Senior Year at North Dakota
Thu, 28 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
North Dakota defenseman Jordan Schmaltz will forgo his senior season after signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the NHL's St. Louis Blues on Thursday. Schmaltz was a first-round pick (25th overall) of the Blues at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Verona, Wis., Schmaltz appeared in 125 games for North Dakota, scoring 13 goals and 64 points. He was second among NCHC defensemen in ... more »

MacMillan, Former Alaska Coach, Joins Denver Staff
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Denver head coach Jim Montgomery has hired former Alaska head coach Tavis MacMillan as his new assistant. MacMillan replaces Joe Clark, who recently resigned his post due to family obligations. MacMillan has most recently been a scout for the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. “We’re very excited to be adding Tavis to our staff,” Montgomery said. “He’s an intelligent, hard-working coach with an excellent ... more »

Providence Assistant Miller Steps Down
Sun, 24 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Steve Miller, an instrumental part of Providence's national championship run last season as an assistant coach, has resigned his position to move back to Colorado. Miller, who won two national titles as an assistant coach at Denver before joining the Friars last season, spent the year away from his family, who remained in Colorado. Among many contributions, Miller was most noted last season for drawing ... more »

Larkin Decides to Leave Michigan After 1 Year
Thu, 21 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Michigan forward Dylan Larkin, coming off a solid World Championships with Team USA, has decided to give up his final three years of NCAA eligibility to sign with the Detroit Red Wings. Larkin was a first-round draft pick (15th overall) of the Red Wings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. "My year at Michigan has been the best year of my life, the most fun year of hockey I've ever had," Larkin said. "Going ... more »

Brad Berry Named Next North Dakota Coach
Mon, 18 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
North Dakota wasted little time replacing Dave Hakstol, naming another alum and the top assistant, Brad Berry, its new head coach today. Berry was introduced as the 16th head coach in the program’s history – and the sixth former UND player to take over the program. Hakstol was named head coach of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers earlier today. No expectations change, there’s one goal we want to ... more »

Commentary: Hakstol A Good Fit for NHL
Mon, 18 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
So, Dave Hakstol is the new coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. It is a great hire for many reasons. As someone who has seen more than 75 North Dakota games in the past 4-5 years, and probably over 150 in my 12 years on TV and six doing amateur scouting, I feel I can say that Dave Hakstol knew how to build teams that played with skill, pace, purpose, physicality, and passion. Is that not what Flyer hockey ... more »

Hakstol Couldn't Resist NHL Shot
Mon, 18 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
As the amount of former NCAA players in the NHL has balooned to the 33 percent it is today, there has been barely any movement on coaches making the same jump, certainly not as head coaches. That changed Monday with the surprise announcement that the Philadelphia Flyers hired Dave Hakstol from North Dakota. The 46-year old has been at the helm for 11 years, going to seven Frozen Fours but without ... more »

Hakstol Leaves North Dakota for NHL
Mon, 18 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
Dave Hakstol, coach at North Dakota the past 11 years, has decided to accept an offer to become head coach of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, it was announced today. The surprise move comes on the heels of North Dakota's loss in this year's NCAA semifinals in Boston. It was the seventh Frozen Four appearance in Hakstol's 11-year tenure as UND head coach, but he fell short of winning an NCAA championship. Hakstol ... more »

Shields Returns to Michigan
Sun, 10 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
One of the most decorated goalies in Michigan history is returning to his alma mater as a volunteer assistant coach. Steve Shields, whose standout career with the Wolverines lasted through 1994, was the first NCAA goalie to ever reach 100 career wins, reaching 111. That was surpassed by his successor in the Michigan net, Marty Turco, who had 125. A classmate of current Michigan assistant coach Brian ... more »

BU's O'Connor Makes It Official, Signs With Senators
Sat, 09 May 2015 10:00:00 +0100
The Ottawa Senators have signed free agent goaltender Matt O’Connor to a two-year entry-level contract. O’Connor recently completed his junior year at Boston University, helping lead his team to the NCAA championship game, where it lost 4-3 to Providence. “We are very excited to welcome Matt to the Senators family,” Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray said. “Matt is a fine example ... more »