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Dave Hakstol's Philadelphia Flyers draft UND incoming freshman Gavin Hain

Dave Hakstol’s Philadelphia Flyers picked a player from his old program Saturday when they drafted Gavin Hain in the sixth round.

Berry said he and Hakstol never discussed Hain, but “Dave is pretty well aware of our program, has a pretty good pulse of our recruits coming in, knows what our culture is all about here, and any time you can take a player from our culture and put it into his culture, it’s a seamless transition.”

Hain, a 5-foot-11, 194-pound forward from Grand Rapids, Minn., played for the U.S. Under-18 team last season.

“He’s a worker,” Berry said. “He’s a guy who is very, very responsible. He stays above the puck all the time. He has good offensive instincts, but he plays a heavy, hard game away from the puck. He’s reliable on the ice in all situations. Those are the guys you like to work with.

“He’s coming into the program as a true freshman, so it will be a little bit of a jump for him along with other young guys. There will be a transition, but he’ll get acclimated to our level of play.”

Brad Elliott Schlossman

Schlossman is in his 13th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016 and 2018, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He also was the NCHC's inaugural Media Excellence Award winner in 2018. Schlossman has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.

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