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UND HOCKEY: Schmaltz signs with Blackhawks, becomes fifth UND player to turn pro early

Late last week, the Chicago Blackhawks traded two forwards in exchange for draft picks. That opened the door for a couple of prospects to join the perennial Stanley Cup contender and Nick Schmaltz will take his shot at being the next skilled play...

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UND forward Nick Schmaltz cuts down the net after UND wins the 2016 NCAA national championship in Amalie Arena. photo by Dave Samson / The Forum
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Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at bschlossman@gfherald.com.
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