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.