Monday, August 27, 2007

Nate Hagemo to attempt a return?

The Gopher Hockey Blog is reporting that former Gopher defenseman Nate Hagemo may attempt a comeback with Minnesota this fall. He suffered a shoulder injury early in his freshman season (2004-05) and that plagued him the rest of his freshman year. He played in three games during his sophomore year before deciding to take a medical redshirt and to use that season to fully recover from the injury. Finally, after attempting to rejoin the team last fall, he was unable to play and announced that his hockey career was over.

WCHA Blog's Take: Even though this is still in the early stages and nothing is finalized, this would certainly be a great story if Hagemo was able to return to the ice and contribute in any form. That being said, I wouldn't hold my breath on him contributing in a meaningful fashion. The injury he had was obviously severe, and he's played three games over the last two-and-a-half years.

Good luck to Nate, and hopefully he can prove me wrong.