Mike Hoeffel has signed an entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils, the team reported on its website.
The 21-year-old winger played four seasons for the Gophers. He was the Devils' second-round choice (57th overall) in 2007.
Hoeffel had 13 goals and 11 assists this past season.
The Devils also signed Alaska (Fairbanks) defenseman Joe Sova.
Terms were not announced.
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Sara Groenewegen put the Gophers softball team on her shoulders this weekend and carried her teammates to the Big Ten tournament title.
The Gophers opened 0-7 last season and struggled to a 21-30 final record. Their 2016 season starts Friday in Arizona.
The Gophers, who have won eight of their past nine games, have to stay hot in the stretch run to make the NCAA tournament.
The Gophers need to finish strong to make the NCAA field again.
The Gophers softball team beat Utah Valley 9-0 and No. 8 Oklahoma 1-0 on Friday in its first two games of the season.
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