Gophers hockey team lands another USHL standout

The Minnesota men's hockey team landed another standout from the USHL. River City Lancers forward Evan Kauffman has verbally committed to the Gophers. Read more to find out what Gophers fans can expect from Kauffman.

The Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team has received another commitment from a USHL standout.

Evan Kaufmann, a 5-8, 165-pound forward currently playing for the River City Lancers of the USHL has verbally committed to the Gophers, Goldensports.Net found out Wednesday.

Kauffman, who is from Tonka Bay, Minn., and Armstrong High School, has 38 points on 16 goals and 22 assists in 42 games for the Lancers. He also has 22 penalty minutes. River City is 29-10-3 and is tied for first place in the USHL West with Tri-City with 61 points.

Kauffman plays with Gophers signee Mike Howe. Kauffman is 16th in the league in scoring while Howe is second with 54 points on 27 goals and 27 assists. River City teammate Paul Stastny leads the USHL in scoring with 55 points, while teammate Mick Lawrence is tied with 47 points.

Kauffman is described as a player with great hockey sense who makes up for a lack of size with creativity. He shoots the puck extremely well and has always put up big offensive numbers. He has great vision and is as equally able to provide a big goal as he is the big pass leading to that goal.

Stay tuned to GoldenSports.Net for more information on Kauffman and other Gopher recruits.

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