Bischoff Selected 185th By New York Islanders

Gopher commit and upcoming senior Jake Bischoff from Grand Rapids (Minn.) was selected in the seventh round, 185th overall, by the New York Islanders in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Bischoff is coming off his junior season at Grand Rapids High School where he lead the Thunderhawks to a 19-7-0 record. The 5-foot-11, 178-pound defenseman had a productive year finishing with 11 goals and 29 assists for 40 total points.

Following the conclusion of his junior season, Bischoff played in 10 games for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL. He finished with only one assist and during that stretch.

Tentatively slated to join Minnesota for the 2014-15 season, Bischoff will be the third Golden Gopher selected by the New York Islanders since 2006 when Kyle Okposo went in the first round, seventh overall. Defenseman Aaron Ness was drafted two years later, 40th overall, in the second round.

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