Gopher Hockey and the University of Minnesota athletic department would like to congratulate former Gopher Nick Leddy and the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks!
Leddy and the Blackhawks endured a thrilling six-game series against the Boston Bruins in this year's Stanley Cup Final including three overtime battles to win the series 4-2.
In 2012-13, Leddy appeared in all 48 regular-season games and all 23 playoff games for the Blackhawk. The defenseman tallied a career-high six goals, totaled 20 points for season and was a plus-19 - the Eden Prairie native's highest rating in a three-year professional career.
Leddy is the ninth Gophers alum to win the Stanley Cup and the first to do so since Alex Goligoski in 2009 with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
|Gophers on the Stanley Cup|
|1991||Bob Johnson (Coach)||Pittsburgh|
|1992||Bob Johnson (Coach)||Pittsburgh|
|1995||Tom Chorske||New Jersey|
|1995||Neal Broten||New Jersey|
|1995||Chris McAlpine||New Jersey|
|2004||Ben Clymer||Tampa Bay|
Check out some of the top Tweets last night for Leddy and the Blackhawks:
Congratulations to Mr. Hockey Nick Leddy a 2013 Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks. #stanleycup-- Mr. Hockey (@MrHockeyAward) June 25, 2013
Congrats, @NHLBlackhawks. Thanks for bringing the Stanley Cup back to Chicago.-- Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 25, 2013