From college to the NHL


By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

If you’ve watched nearly any NCAA sporting event on television in the past several years, you’ve seen the ad. You may even be able to recite the tagline: “There are 380,000 NCAA student-athletes, and just about all of them will be going pro in something other than sports.” It’s a noble campaign directed at educating the masses that most athletes in college will see their athletic careers come to an end at graduation. In the world of NCAA hockey, the vast majority of players on the 59 Division I and 79 Division II/III men’s teams will not make the jump to the NHL, AHL, ECHL or any other of the various professional hockey leagues around the world. But for a select few, college hockey is merely a steppingstone to the bright lights of the National Hockey League.


Question of the Week

Who is your favorite NHL play-by-play announcer?

Doc Emrick - 50.3%
Dave Strader - 3.3%
Anthony LaPanta - 10.5%
Bob Kurtz - 15.4%
Kenny Albert - 2.3%
John Forslund - 1.3%
Pat Foley - 7.5%
Other - 9.5%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 27 Mar 2015 - 17:35
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