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09.20.2011 | | Posted at 04:20 PM
By Nicole
Last season, former-Hobey Baker winner and Badger Blake Geoffrion became the first ever fourth-generation player to play in the NHL. That's a lot of history. And it's not even the tip of the iceberg. Being fourth-generation at anything is impressive, but when general consensus is that your grandfather invented the slap-shot, you've got big skates to fill. But Blake said he might not have even play...
06.27.2011 | | Posted at 01:04 PM
By Nicole
One current and three furture Badgers were drafted by NHL teams over the weekend. NHL drafts are different in that teams draft players usually just out of high school and hold their rights throughout their juniors or college career. Michael Mersch was a Badger last season and went through last year's draft without being selected. His on-ice play got him some recognition and he was drafted in the f...
04.17.2011 | | Posted at 05:03 PM
By Nicole
11 former Badgers are skating in the NHL playoffs, the most of any college. There is not a first round matchup that does not include a Badger. Kyle From Paul Capobianco on UWBadgers.com: There have been eight games played and 27 goals scored thus far. Badgers account for 14.8 percent of the goals, 20 percent of the first goals and 20 percent of the game-winning goals, including 50 percent of the...
03.02.2011 | | Posted at 08:50 AM
By Nicole
It took just 2 1/2 NHL games and less than 20 minutes of ice time for former Badger Blake Geoffrion to find the back of the net. The goal came in the first period of the Predators game vs Edmonton last night. One of the assists on the goal came from another former Badger, Ryan Suter     ...
10.11.2010 | | Posted at 09:09 AM
By Nicole
Derek Stepan left Wisconsin after two years and there was some question as to whether he was NHL-ready, or if he'd spend time in the minors before joining the NY Rangers. After leading his team in pre-season scoring, Stepan made the team out of camp and made a huge debut on Saturday. He became just the fourth person ever to record a hat trick in his first NHL game. The first goal came a...
06.15.2010 | | Posted at 10:51 PM
By Nicole
Former Badger and Hobey Baker Award winner Blake Geoffrion made it official today when he signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators. Per the Preds release, Blake became the first Tenneessee native to be signed to an NHL contract. He is also the only Tenneessean to be drafted. Go to their release for all the impressive stats on Blake: http://predators.nhl.com/club/...
04.29.2010 | | Posted at 10:05 PM
By Nicole
Joe Pavelski probably isn't even one of the first five names a Badger hockey fan can name off the 2006 National Championship team, but he's quietly made a name for himself with the San Jose Sharks and he's been having a hell of a playoffs so far. Pavs was the difference for the Sharks in their series-clinching win over Colorado last weekend. He scored the goal that forced overtime as well a...
03.26.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Nicole
I'm super behind on this - so much so that I didn't even see the news over the weekend and thought I was on the ball and told the boyfriend on like Tuesday and he thought there was new news because I asked if he'd heard. Ouch.That being said, congrats Jamie, on being named to the top 10 list.Thanks to 60 min. No Regrets. No Alibis. for pointing out this awesome highlight video of McBain's goals, a...

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