Top Goalie Recruit Chooses 'Hawks over Badgers

7th round pick Mike Brodeur has decided to skate professionally this season.

On the same day it was announced that star defenseman Ryan Suter would play for the Badgers this season, another member of Wisconsin's top-ranked men's hockey recruiting class chose the professional ranks over college hockey.

Goaltender Mike Brodeur, a 6-2, 167-pound prospect who played for the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, was selected in the 7th round of last June's NHL draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.

"We wish Michael all the best," Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves said, according to a press release. "He is a young man with a bright future and we hope he has a long and successful playing career. We must now move on and are already out on the recruiting trail looking for a goaltender."

Brodeur played two seasons for Camrose, helping the team win a league championship last season with a 28-16-2 record and 2.64 goals-against-average.

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