Friday, August 24, 2007

UM recruit Larson to red shirt this season

As the Gopher Hockey Blog first reported, it appears as though Minnesota recruit Nick Larson will red shirt this season for the Golden Gophers. He was slated to play with Omaha in the USHL after wrapping up his senior year at Hill-Murray last season. However, he is now listed on the official roster on the U of M's athletic website.

Larson was a seventh round pick by the Washington Capitals in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

WCHA Blog's Take: As the Gopher Hockey Blog points out, this is kind of an odd move, since red shirts are rarely used in college hockey and it appears as though Larson will lose out on lots of game action by red shirting as opposed to playing a full season in the USHL. Regardless, I'd suspect there is a legit reason behind this choice and hopefully it turns out for the best for all involved.