Hockey

Michael Downing told The Michigan Daily that he agreed to a three-year entry level contract with the Florida Panthers.

With his last NCAA Tournament run in the books, Boo Nieves has signed with the New York Rangers.

The Rangers originally drafted Nieves in 2012, when the team chose Nieves with its second-round pick (59th overall).

Red Berenson must soon make a decision as to whether to return for a 33rd season behind the Michigan bench.

If Berenson stays for one more year, he could coach the team he has always wanted to coach.

Junior forward JT Compher walks off the ice following Michigan's season-ending 5-2 loss to North Dakota in the NCAA Midwest Regional final on March 26, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

For one reason or another over the previous three seasons, the Wolverines’ leadership had failed to root out a culture of frustration and disappointment. Compher changed that.

Senior goaltender Steve Racine walks off the ice following Michigan's season ending 5-2 loss to North Dakota in the NCAA midwest regional final on March 26, 2015 in Cincinnati, OH.

While the Wolverines gave a valiant effort, the Fighting Hawks were just too much to handle.

Junior defenseman Nolan De Jong stops a puck in front of the net in the second period of Michigan's season ending 5-2 loss to North Dakota in the NCAA midwest regional final on March 26, 2015 in Cincinnati, OH.

North Dakota scored a late go-ahead goal and two more insurance goals to oust the Wolverines, 5-2.

Junior forward Tyler Motte tries to keep the puck away from Notre Dame. Motte scored the game winning goal in overtime to defeat Notre Dame 3-2 in the NCAA regional semifinals on March 25.

After a dramatic, 3-2 overtime win over Notre Dame on Friday night, No. 2 seed Michigan advanced to the Midwest Regional Final of the NCAA Hockey Tournament.

Senior goaltender Steve Racine prepares to block a shot in the second period of Michigan's 3-2 overtime win over Notre Dame in the NCAA regional semifinal on March 25 in Cincinnati, OH.

The senior netminder has had a lonely career in the maize and blue sweater. That’s an aspect most people need to accept as a goaltender, but Racine’s experience has been different.

Michigan players celebrate after junior forward Tyler Motte scored the game winning goal in overtime to defeat Notre Dame 3-2 in the NCAA regional semifinals on March 25.

Junior forward JT Compher found fellow junior forward Tyler Motte with a no-look, behind-the-back pass that Motte buried for the game-winning goal to lift the Wolverines to a 3-2 overtime victory.

Red Berenson has coached in some significant matchups against Notre Dame in his career.

Before 2013, the two teams played in the now-defunct CCHA, and a battle between the two traditional rivals was an annual contest.

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