Set the Expectation is dedicated to combating sexual and physical violence through raising awareness, giving and serving, education, and direct engagement. We are proud to wear these patches on our jerseys tomorrow!#UNDproud | #LGH | @STEcampaignpic.twitter.com/m76UG9Ntqi
Zach Parise (2002-04) played in his 1,000th career NHL game last year and begins his 16th NHL season, 9th with the #mnwild. Parise is 8 points shy of 800 for his NHL career (386-406--792) #UNDproudpic.twitter.com/F4c6vFcMEi
Luke Johnson (2013-16) made the #mnwild taxi squad and will be with the team when Minnesota travels to the LA Kings to open the season tonight. He's played in 18 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild over the past two seasons. #UNDproudpic.twitter.com/oODDC32MhH
Carter Rowney (2009-13) made his NHL debut in the 2016-17 season with the Pittsburgh Penguins and has been a mainstay in the lineup for the Anaheim Ducks the past two seasons. He notched his 20th career goal last year and has 51 career NHL points. #flytogether#UNDproudpic.twitter.com/W0VyWAAs8v
Drake Caggiula (2012-16) has played for the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks and is in his first season with the Arizona #Yotes. He's played in 222 career NHL games with 76 points (41-35--76). #UNDproudpic.twitter.com/gGI7XAAFUi
Derek Forbort (2010-13) is a new addition to the Winnipeg Jets after playing with the L.A. Kings and Calgary Flames organizations. He's played in 275 NHL games in his career. #UNDproudpic.twitter.com/PxS90sKC1S
Troy Stecher (2013-16) suits up in the winged wheel for the Detroit Red Wings after four years with the Vancouver Canucks. Stecher has played in 286 career NHL games with 75 points (11-64--75). #LGRW#UNDproudpic.twitter.com/iuhO3k1tVH
Brock Nelson (2010-12) will begin his eighth full season with the #Isles when they travel cross-town to battle the Rangers tonight. Nelson scored his 150th NHL goal last season and has 295 career points in 548 games played. #UNDproudpic.twitter.com/UCU40VSiB6
Travis Zajac (2004-06) is just nine games shy of 1,000 for his NHL career. The alternate captain for the #NJDevils has been a mainstay in the Devils' lineup, recording 532 points (195-337--532) in his 14 seasons. #UNDproudpic.twitter.com/tYZ2wvNPX3
TJ Oshie (2005-08) has logged over 800 NHL games over 12 seasons with the St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals. He begins year 6 with #ALLCAPS and is coming off a 26-goal season last year. #UNDproudpic.twitter.com/MSYhn33BHn
Busy night, UND fans: Oshie (playing with Ovechkin-Backstrom), Zajac, BNelson, Stecher (first game w DET), Smith (likely NHL debut), Grimaldi, Poolman, Forbort (first game w WPG), Boeser, Rowney, Parise, Schmaltz + Caggiula (teammates for first time since 2016 title game).
The Blackhawks have moved Kirby Dach (wrist) and Jonathan Toews (illness) to long-term injured reserve. Dach is likely out for the season, but this means Toews will miss at least 10 games and 24 days. Brent Seabrook (lower back, officially) remains on regular IR.
Cole Smith is going to make his NHL debut tonight barring something unforeseen. Few have worked as hard as him to earn this. Cut from USHL after senior HS year. One NCAA offer (20% at that). Became an indispensable player at UND. Someone with NSH did their homework. https://t.co/0r9vGB8m1k