Nanne Drafted By Wild, 188th Overall

Future Golden Gopher Louie Nanne from Edina (Minn.) was drafted in the seventh round, 188th overall, by the home-town Minnesota Wild in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Nanne, who captained in the Edina hornets a junior, finished the season with 15 goals and adding 12 assists including seven points in Edina's playoff run and at the state tourney. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound winger is tenatively scheduled to join the Maroon and Gold for the 2013-14 season.

Nanne, is the third Golden Gopher to be selected by the Wild in the past four years. Minnesota drafted Nick Leddy, 16th overall in 2009 and Erik Haula, the same year, in the seventh round, 182nd overall.

Leddy, who's rights were traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, played just one season at the University of Minnesota before signing a pro contract.

Haula, a junior, will return to Minnesota this upcoming season. He's coming off a sensational sophomore campaign when he lead the team in points (48) and was second on the team in goals (20) and assists (28).

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