|Minnesota D Jake Bischoff|
The 22 year-old finished his college career with 68 points (17G-51A) in 139 games for the Gophers. He set new highs with 32 points (5G-27A) and 88 blocked shots en route to being named the 2017 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
“I wouldn’t trade the last four years for anything, and I want to thank everyone for supporting us. This will always be a special place for me, and I’m incredibly grateful for everything the University of Minnesota has given me,” Bischoff said in a statement released by the University. “At the same time, I’m excited take the next step in my career by joining the New York Islanders organization.”
A native of Grand Rapids, MN Bischoff is a 2012 7th round draft pick (185th overall) of the Islanders. His father Grant played for Minnesota from 1987-1991.