Cathedral Alum Drafted to NHL

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Apr 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) – Nate Schmidt, the former Cathedral Crusader, is foregoing his Senior season at the University of Minnesota to join the Washington Capitals in the NHL.

Schmidt leaves the University of Minnesota as only a Junior, but leaves a decorated career behind. In 96 career games, Schmidt scored 12 goals, tallied 74 points, and was named to the All-WCHA team twice. As a Gopher, the team won two regular WCHA titles and made the NCAA twice, including a trip to the Frozen Four in 2012.

While at Cathedral, Schmidt earned All-Wright County Conference honors all three years and also earned All-State honors in his final Junior season. He was the second highest scoring defenseman in Minnesota with 53 points in 31 games during the 2008-2009 season.

Schmidt signs a two year entry level contract with the Capitals.


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