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Michigan Hockey

Willing his way to the NHL

Jeremy Cho/Daily

BY MARK BURNS

The bench door opens at Buccaneer Arena, home of the Des Moines Buccaneers, and out skates a 15-year-old carrying a bucket of pucks. He glides over to his usual spot between the center hash marks, about 12 to 15 feet from the net.

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The Game: Phoenix assistant GM talks about Summers

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

This afternoon, I spoke to the Phoenix Coyotes Assistant GM, Brad Treliving.
Michigan junior defenseman Chris Summers was drafted by Phoenix in the first round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft (No. 29 overall).
Treliving and I discussed what he thought of Summers' season, his emergence as a team leader, what he can improve on and his professional prospects.

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Summers named captain, faces decision about going pro

(Said Alsalah/Daily)

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

For Summers, the Phoenix Coyotes’ first-round draft pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft (No. 29 overall), the decision to stay for his senior year could be a difficult one. In October, Summers was adamant that the decision to stay at Michigan this season was easy.That was before he saw Mitera suffer his serious injury that kept him out of all but eight games this season.

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Palushaj makes professional hockey debut with St. Louis affiliate

BY GJON JUNCAJ

Saturday night marked the end of a one-week offseason for Aaron Palushaj.
The former sophomore forward for the Michigan hockey team made his professional debut in Moline, Ill., for the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League after foregoing his final two years of NCAA eligibility.

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The Game: Summers named hockey captain for 2009-10 season

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

At the Michigan hockey team's year-end banquet today, Wolverine coach Red Berenson officially announced that rising senior defenseman Chris Summers will be the team's captain next season.

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Palushaj leaves hockey team to sign with St. Louis Blues

BY GJON JUNCAJ AND NICOLE AUERBACH

Sophomore forward Aaron Palushaj has decided to forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility to sign an entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues, the Athletic Department confirmed to the Daily today.

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Naurato becomes second senior to sign professional hockey contract, potentially more to follow

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

They weren’t the flashy scorers. For the most part, they didn’t constantly dominate headlines.
They just quietly practiced hard each day and played harder in games.
The Michigan hockey team’s senior class was the backbone of the team for much of its four years in Ann Arbor. Now, its members are ready to leave the cozy confines of Yost Ice Arena for professional arenas.

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Mitera inks three-year deal with Anaheim, joins AHL team

BY NICOLE AUERBACH

Michigan hockey defenseman Mark Mitera signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Anaheim Ducks yesterday, according to the Ducks' website. The signing was confirmed by a Michigan Athletic Department spokesman.

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Michigan hockey defenseman Mark Mitera signs with NHL's Anaheim Ducks

(Clif Reeder/Daily)

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

Senior captain Mark Mitera of the Michigan hockey team signed a three-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL, the Michigan Athletic Department confirmed tonight.

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Five-on-three decided Michigan's fate

Ariel Bond/Daily

BY CHRIS MESZAROS

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Seldom is the momentum of a game decided so early.
But in the Michigan hockey team’s 2-0 loss to Air Force in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, the Falcons had the advantage from the very beginning.

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