Grand Forks native Grant Potulny named head coach at Northern Michigan
Grand Forks native and Minnesota assistant coach Grant Potulny is the new head coach at Northern Michigan University.
The school announced the hire Tuesday morning.
Potulny has been an assistant for the Gophers for the last eight seasons. Minnesota reached the Frozen Four in 2012 and 2014.
The Gophers also have won six consecutive regular-season conference titles -- two in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and four in the Big Ten.
Potulny also has served as an assistant coach twice for the U.S. World Junior Championship team. The U.S. won gold both times.
Potulny will take over for longtime coach Walt Kyle, who was let go this spring.