Ness Signs With Islanders

Roseau’s first Mr. Hockey winner is on his way to the pros. Minnesota junior defenseman Aaron Ness has signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders, giving up his final year of college eligibility at Minnesota.

Ness had 2 goals and 12 assists for 14 points this season. For his career, he had 6 goals and 43 points.

Minnesota also loses senior defensemen Cade Fairchild and Kevin Wehrs.

Ness is the third player to leave the WCHA early this week.

Early signings in the WCHA

Minnesota (1)
Aaron Ness, jr, d, New York Islanders

St. Cloud State (1)
Oliver Lauridsen, jr, d, Philadelphia Flyers

Wisconsin (1)
Jake Gardiner, jr, d, Toronto Maple Leafs

7 Responses

  1. Cantyoucoach

    For everyone giving ness the business about not being good enough to leave nick leddy didn’t seem all that amazing in college but he is playing some good hockey for the Blackhawks now.

  2. siouxper

    there are many defenseman better than Ness on the Sioux roster this year. Look how many seniors will be available after the season is over.

    1. AK

      Granted, but NONE of them are drafted by the Isles….NUFF SAID!! They can take all those UNdeveloped goofers whenever they want….

  3. northdasotan

    I hope Ness has success at the next level. It is all ways good to see a Minnesota High School player do well. He will have a lot of catch up to do considering he was playing for Hill at the gophers.

  4. George

    He’s no where close to Leddy’s talent!! Unless he grow’s, at best, he MIGHT be a decent AHL player! I hope I’m wrong, I really like seeing MN players do well in pros.

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