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Saint4Life Alumni Report - 4/1/21

By Jordan Kuhns, 04/01/21, 11:15AM CDT



Four players with Fighting Saints ties remain in the NCAA Tournament, as the Frozen Four is set.

St. Cloud State: Brendan Bushy (DBQ 2016–18), Jaxon Castor (2016–18)
Minnesota State Mankato: Dallas Gerads (DBQ 2015–17)
Minnesota-Duluth: Wyatt Kaiser (DBQ 2019–20)
UMass: None

St. Cloud will face off against Mankato, while Minnesota-Duluth will take on UMass.


Forward Tyce Thompson (Providence, DBQ 2017–18) signed an NHL Entry Level contract with the New Jersey Devils on March 24. Thompson was drafted by New Jersey in the 2019 NHL Draft after completing his freshman season with the Friars.

VIDEO: Thompson's first press conference in New Jersey

Forward Alex Steeves (Notre Dame, DBQ 2016–18) was the second Fighting Saints alumnus to sign an NHL deal after the conclusion of his collegiate season. He signed an NHL Entry Level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after concluding his junior season with the Fighting Irish.

Forward Charlie Combs (DBQ 2015–16) signed a pro deal with the ECHL's Wichita Thunder out of Michigan State University, and subsequently scored his first pro goal almost immediately.

Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau (DBQ 2010–11) celebrated his 500th game in the NHL with an assist. Calgary defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-2.