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A quick look at Hudson Fasching's freshman year at Minnesota

by Amy Moritz

It was an impressive freshman campaign for Hudson Fasching, which is good news for Buffalo Sabres fans.

The 6-2, 207 pound forward was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team. He played in 40 games for the Golden Gophers this season with 14 goals and 16 assists. He scored six power play goals and was a plus-17.

He scored in the NCAA championship game, a late tally for Minnesota which fell to Union, 7-4, in the on Saturday.

Fasching was aquired by the Sabres on trade deadline day as part of a deal with the Los Angeles Kings which also sent Nick Deslauries to Buffalo in exchange for Brayden McNabb, Jonathon Parker and two second-round draft picks.

At Minnesota, he was part of a high-scoring freshman class which scored 40 percent of the team's goals. The freshmen averaged 1.42 goals per game before the Frozen Four -- the highest ratio of any rookie class in the country this season.

Fasching was a big presence in front of the net (hey, that's something the Sabres could use more of) and over the course of the season learned how to use his size and physical game to his advantage. He scored the fourth goal for the Gophers in the title game -- a power play goal at 16:20 of the third. Check it out from the Minnesota highlight package:

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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