MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – Gopher Hockey head coach Don Lucia has announced the addition of forward Connor Hurley to the University of Minnesota men’s hockey program.
Hurley, who spent the last three seasons at Notre Dame, will sit out the 2017-18 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have one year of eligibility remaining.
A native of Edina, Minn., Hurley skated in 98 career games for the Irish with 48 points (14 goals, 34 assists). Prior to joining Notre Dame, the forward spent parts of two seasons in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Green Bay Gamblers and the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
Hurley captained Edina High School to the 2013 MSHSL Class AA State Championship, leading the Hornets in scoring with 20 goals and 32 assists. He previously skated at Academy of Holy Angels and Shattuck-St. Mary’s.
A second round selection (38th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Hurley also spent time USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program and helped the U.S. Junior Select Team earn a gold medal at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge.
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