Centennial senior forward Lucas McGregor announced on Twitter on Thursday night that he has given a verbal commitment to the Gophers men’s hockey team.

A Mr. Hockey finalist, McGregor helped lead the Cougars to the Class 2A state tournament, where they lost 6-3 to eventual champion Minnetonka in the semifinals and then finished fourth. The 5-11, 161-pound McGregor had 29 goals this season.

“As a nine-year-old in awe, I’d always dreamt of throwing on the Maroon & Gold,’’ McGregor tweeted. “Today, I am thrilled to announce my commitment to the University of Minnesota. Thanks to my family, teammates, coaches, and friends who helped me realize my dream.’’