The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers have officially announced what has been rumored for a while: Minnesota Wild draft pick Nick Seeler will be transferring from the University of Nebraska-Omaha to the University of Minnesota and playing for the Gophers.
Per NCAA rules, Seeler will have to sit out a season, meaning that he will not play for the U of M until the 2015-16 season. At that point he will have two years of NCAA eligibility remaining.
Seeler surprisingly departed from the UNO program late this summer for what UNO noted as “personal reasons.”
There’s still no word on where Seeler, an Eden Prairie, MN native, will play this season, as he’s too old to play juniors and is ineligible to suit up for the Gophers this season. But, as Nathan Wells at SB Nation notes, he can practice with the Gophers during the season. So there is the possibility that he just stays with the team and doesn’t play in games.
He’ll be a great addition for the Gophers next season with Ben Marshall graduating and Brady Skjei and Mike Reilly having the potential to leave and go pro.
I’d do the run down of the usual info, but we’ve done that a couple of times now and if you’ve been following this story, you’ve got it.