The senior forward signed an amateur tryout contract and will join the AHL team immediately.
The Minnesota men's hockey program closed out the 2012-13 season -- Minnesota's final campaign in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) -- with a share of the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA regular-season champions, the program's 34th NCAA tournament appearance and a 26-9-5 overall record.
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Alt was drafted 53rd overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft
Schmidt represents the Gophers this season with an All-WCHA First Team selection followed by Haula on the All-WCHA Second Team. Bjugstad and Wilcox were named to the All-WCHA Third Team.
2012-13 Junior Season:Appeared in 39 games this season, tallying seven assists for the Gophers ranked second on the team with a +18 made his season debut on Oct. 12 in a 5-1 win over Michigan State recorded first assist of the season on Oct. 13 in a 7-1 win over Michigan State posted +4 performances twice this season (Oct. 12 vs. Michigan State; Feb. 22 against Minnesota Duluth) assisted on a late Erik Haula goal to earn the Gophers a tie at Alaska Anchorage (11/10) recorded the secondary assist on A.J. Michaelson's second goal of his career (1/12) notched the primary assist on Jake Parenteau's first goal of the season against North Dakota (1/19) registered another assist on an Erik Haula goal in the second period during a 4-2 victory at St. Cloud State (2/8) collected an assist on a third-period goal by Nate Condon at St. Cloud State (2/9) tallied a secondary assist on a goal by Christian Isackson in a 5-1 victory at Bemidji State (3/9) All-WCHA Academic honoree.
2011-12 Sophomore Season: Set career highs in goals (5), assists (17) and points (22) while skating in 42 games tied for team lead in goals by a defensemen and was second in scoring among team defensemen secondon the team in blocked shots (51) tied for second among defensemen with a +18 rating team was 13-4-0 when he recorded a point had three-game point streak (2g-4a) from Dec. 3-10 WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Dec. 13 made his season debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and had two assists scored his first goal of the season at Alaska Anchorage (10/28) notched a goal against St. Cloud State (11/19) registered his third goal of the year and had an assist against Michigan Tech (12/9) recorded the first three-point game of his career (1g-2a) versus Michigan Tech (12/10) led all WCHA players during play on Dec. 9-10 with five points (2g-3a) recorded 15 penalty minutes at North Dakota (1/14) scored his first goal in 14 games at Nebraska Omaha (2/25) blocked a team-high four shots against Alaska Anchorage (3/9) in Game 1 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs had two assists against Alaska Anchorage (3/10) in Game 2 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs.
2010-11 Freshman Season: Played in 35 straight games after not playing in the first game of the season had 10 points (2g-8a) fourth among team defensemen in points, but first among freshmen blueliners team was 6-2-1 when he had a point his seven penalties and 22 penalty minutes all came in WCHA games made collegiate debut against Massachusetts (10/9) and recorded his first career point, an assist on the game-winning goal had an assist (10/22) against St. Cloud State was +2 (10/29) and blocked a team-high three shots (10/30) at Colorado College (10/30) was +2 against Michigan (11/28) was +1 and had a team-high three blocked shots in a 3-2 win against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth (12/10) scored his first collegiate goal at No. 2 North Dakota (1/15) enjoyed a 12-game streak of being even or better from Nov. 20-Jan. 28 (was +6 during that time) had a career high two assists and was +2 in a 7-3 win against No. 4 Denver (2/12) scored a goal and earned 12 of his 22 penalty minutes on the season against Michigan Tech (2/26).
International: Participated in 2010 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.
High School: Played his prep hockey at Cretin-Derham Hall head coach was Jim O'Neill finalist for the 2010 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award earned all-Suburban East honors in his last three years of high school and all-state honors in his last two finished senior season with 15 points (6g-9a) in 22 games led team to Class AA state quarterfinals in 2009, notching two assists against Duluth East in the first round of the state tournament quarterbacked football team to a state championship and won Minnesota's Player of the Year Award, playing with current Gopher football redshirt freshman Zach Mottla selected with the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.
Personal: Major is undeclared graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and was a National Honor Society member hobbies include hunting and fishing most memorable sports thrills were making the 2009 Minnesota high school hockey tournament and winning the 2009 Minnesota state football championship son of John and Carolyn Alt father, John, played professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1984 to 1996 and made two Pro Bowl appearances; is offensive line coach at Cretin-Derham Hall born October 18, 1991.
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A defenseman for the Gophers, Ward was a three-year letter winner who played in 70 career games with seven points.