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
Aaron Ness, jr, d, New York Islanders
St. Cloud State (1)
Oliver Lauridsen, jr, d, Philadelphia Flyers
Jake Gardiner, jr, d, Toronto Maple Leafs