outside influences

Gophers hockey captain jobs have been mostly reserved for Minnesota natives. Occasionally, an out-of-state transplant earns the leadership role:

Season Captain Hometown

2013-14 Nate Condon Wausau, Wis.

2003-04 Grant Potulny Grand Forks, N.D.

2002-03 Grant Potulny Grand Forks, N.D.

1972-73 Jim Gambucci Grand Forks, N.D.

1962-63 Lou Nanne Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

1959-60 Jerry Melnychuk Fort Frances, Ontario

1957-58 Robert (Mike) Pearson Fort Frances, Ontario

1947-48 James Frick Winnipeg

1946-47 John O’Brien Winnipeg

1938-39 Kenneth Anderson Kenora, Ontario

Note: Before 1938-39, hometowns of the captains were unavailable.

Source: Gophers hockey sports information staff.