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Hockey

Bo Brauer signs one-year contract with South Carolina Stingrays

| Thursday, June 21, 2018

Former Irish forward Bo Brauer will continue his playing career with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL after signing a one-year deal with the team Thursday.

Brauer is the fourth player from his graduating class, and sixth from the 2017-18 team, to sign a professional contract, joining former seniors Jake Evans (Montreal Canadiens), Jordan Gross (Arizona Coyotes) and Dawson Cook (Chicago Wolves). Dennis Gilbert (Chicago Blackhawks) and Andrew Oglevie (Buffalo Sabres) signed after their junior seasons.

Brauer left his mark after four successful seasons with the Irish, capping off his career by earning the Charles “Lefty” Smith Coaches Award. During his senior season, Brauer registered five goals, including two game-winners. The Edina, Minnesota, native finished his Notre Dame career with 13 points off eight goals and five assists over his 64 games played, and helped lead the Irish to consecutive Frozen Four appearances.

Now, the forward looks to again carve out a role on a successful team, as the Stingrays  — affiliate of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals — already have strong Irish ties with current alternate captain, Patrick Gaul (’12), who helped Notre Dame to two NCAA tournaments, including a Frozen Four appearance in 2011.

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