The Gophers signed another hockey phenom from Bloomington on Wednesday. Only this one is from Kennedy High School rather than Jefferson.
Forward Cory Miller, who graduated from Kennedy in 1994 and played one year for the USHL’s Rochester Mustangs, will join the Gophers this season.
Minnesota will have six players on its team this fall from Bloomington Jefferson, but Miller will be the only player from Kennedy.
He had 50 points last season for the Mustangs with 21 goals and 29 assists. Gophers assistant coach Mike Guentzel said Miller is considered one of the best players in the junior leagues.
Miller led the USHL in scoring during the playoffs last season with 15 goals and 12 assists in only 22 post-season games.
Minnesota has signed a total of eight recruits so far during the off-season, but lost 10 seniors from last year’s squad.
Miller joins centers Dave Spehar and Rico Pagel, defensemen Ryan Trebil, Ben Clymer and Mike Lyons and goaltender Eric Day as freshmen with the Gophers next year.
McHugh to be honoredby Blast
Former Gophers hockey player Justin McHugh will be honored tonight at the Target Center by the Arctic Blast as part of Community Night.
McHugh, 22, is a forward on the roller hockey team and will be asked to skate around the rink with the crowd before the game against the New Jersey Rockin’ Rollers. The Minnetonka native’s parents will drop the opening puck.
While with the Gophers, McHugh was a co-captain during the 1994-95 season. He recorded 126 total points on 66 goals and 60 assists and played in 160 games between 1991 and 1995.