Best of luck to former Gopher defenseman Nick Leddy as he and the Chicago Blackhawks open the 2013 Stanley Cup Final tonight against the Boston Bruins. Game One is set for 7 p.m. CT in Chicago and can be seen on NBC.
A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., Leddy notched a career-high six goals in this year's shortened regular season and skated in all 48 games for the Blackhawks -- collecting a total of 18 points. The defenseman finished the regular season as a plus-15 -- the highest rating of his career.
One of 15 former Gophers to play in the NHL this season, Leddy has also skated in 17 playoff games with two assists.
COMPLETE STANLEY CUP FINAL SCHEDULE (TIMES CDT)
Game 1: Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m., Chicago, Ill., NBC
Game 2: Saturday, June 15, 7 p.m., Chicago, Ill., NBC Sports Network
Game 3: Monday, June 17, 7 p.m., Boston, Mass., NBC Sports Network
Game 4: Wednesday, June 19, 7 p.m., Boston, Mass., NBC
* Game 5: Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m., Chicago, Ill., NBC
* Game 6: Monday, June 24, 7 p.m., Boston, Mass., NBC
* Game 7: Wednesday, June 26, 7 p.m., Chicago, Ill., NBC
* if necessary