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Wisconsin Hockey Recruiting

World Juniors showcase hockey recruiting failures

Nick Schmaltz (Verona), Ian McCoshen (Hudson) and Will Butcher (Sun Prairie) are three of Team USA's most prominent players this year at the World Junior Championships. None of them chose to play at UW.

Wayzata forward Max Zimmer gives pledge to Badgers

The Badgers picked up their second 1997-born forward recruit from Wayzata high school in Minnesota, this time landing skilled sophomore forward Max Zimmer.

Alex Shuchuk set to join Badgers, play for father

Janesville Jets forward Alex Shuchuk, the son of current UW assistant coach Gary, joins the Badgers as a walk-on forward for next season.

Potential hockey recruits keeping NCAA option open

Potential recruits Dante Fabbro and Tyson Jost will play with the Penticton Vees in the BCHL next year, retaining their NCAA eligibility.

Badgers no longer abiding by gentlemen's agreement

Wisconsin joins a list of schools that includes Minnesota and Boston College who have scrapped the "gentlemen's agreement," and will recruit potential prospects up until they have signed an NCAA Letter of Intent.

Dominick Mersch picked in 1st round of USHL Draft

In addition to Mersch, six Wisconsin natives were drafted in the USHL's Phase I Draft, and 19 more were selected in the Phase II Draft.

Wausau West defenseman Adam Parsells picks Badgers

The Badgers secured a big recruit on Saturday when 6'5, 190-pound defenseman Adam Parsells from Wausau committed to Wisconsin.

Dominick Mersch follows brother Michael to UW

Chicago Mission forward Dominick Mersch follows in his older brother Michael's footsteps, committing to Wisconsin for the fall of 2017.

Top prospect Trent Frederic commits to Wisconsin

Wisconsin landed a big piece to its future this week when St. Louis center Trent Frederic committed to the Badgers for 2016.

Cullen Hurley verbals to Badgers for class of 2014

The Badgers add veteran forward Cullen Hurley to the fold for next season as they inch closer to finalizing the 2014 recruiting class.

Rockwood, Hughes win junior hockey playoff titles

Wisconsin recruits Adam Rockwood and Cameron Hughes kept their seasons alive by capturing titles in the BCHL and AJHL Tuesday night.

UW recruit ranked highly by NHL Central Scouting

Future Badgers Jack Dougherty, Matthew Berkovitz and Seamus Malone were all ranked on the NHL Central Scouting final list on Tuesday.

Cameron Hughes named to AJHL All-League team

After averaging over one point per game this season, Cameron Hughes was named to the Reebok AJHL North Division All-League Team.

Jake Bresser wins Wisconsin's Mr. Hockey award

Jake Bresser becomes the fourth Eau Claire native to win the award, joining Derrick LaPoint, Jefferson Dahl and Saxton Soley.

Boeser named Star Trib Metro Player of the Year

Wisconsin recruit Brock Boeser was honored as the top player in the Twin Cities metro area this week by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Brock Boeser, Matthew Freytag move to USHL

Brock Boeser made an instant impact in the USHL over the weekend, notching a goal and an assist in his first two games for Sioux City.

Matt Berkovitz named player of the year finalist

Wisconsin recruit Matt Berkovitz was named one of eight finalists for Wisconsin's version of the "Mr. Hockey" award this week.

Charley Graaskamp leaves EC Memorial for OHL

The Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League have signed Eau Claire Memorial senior forward Charley Graaskamp.

Jason Ford joins brother in Badgers' 2014 class

The Badgers get closer to filling out their 2014 forward recruiting class by adding a commitment from Waunakee's Jason Ford.

St. Louis center Trent Frederic visits Wisconsin

With two St. Louis products already committed to Wisconsin, the Badgers brought in a third prospect for a visit Thursday night.

Elite center Cameron Hughes pledges to Badgers

The Badgers landed a big-time target on Tuesday when Edmonton center Cameron Hughes gave his verbal commitment to Wisconsin.

Badgers land BCHL forward Adam Rockwood

Adam Rockwood became Wisconsin's third forward commit of the 2014 recruiting class after giving his verbal pledge during a campus visit this week.

NCAA adjusts contact dates for hockey recruiting

While the idea is good in theory, it likely won't have much of an effect on college hockey recruiting.

Adam Rockwood sets Wisconsin visit

With holes still to be filled in the 2014 recruiting class, the Badgers are bringing in Coquitlam forward Adam Rockwood for a visit.

NHL Central Scouting List: UW recruit in top 30

Dougherty checks in at No. 29, while 2015 recruits Matt Berkovitz (No. 78) and Seamus Malone (No. 128) are also ranked by Central Scouting.

Recruiting: 12 options for the 2014 class

Four to six forward spots remain open in the 2014 recruiting class. We've highlighted a list of 12 options the Badgers might be looking at.

Forward prospect Cameron Hughes visiting this week

Needing to replace six departing seniors at forward, the Badgers are bringing in Edmonton's Cameron Hughes for a campus visit.

Badgers hosting blue-chip recruit this weekend

The Badgers are hosting an impact potential recruit this weekend during the school's first ever Big Ten hockey series.

Eaves inks 6 recruits in early signing period

Mike Eaves has officially added six new recruits to the stable in the early signing period, inking three defensemen, two forwards and a goalie.

3 UW recruits show up on NHL Central Scouting list

Wisconsin recruits Seamus Malone, Jack Dougherty and Matthew Berkovitz are all considered "players to watch" by NHL Central Scouting.

2013-14 Wisconsin 'Mr. Hockey' candidates

Future Badger Matthew Berkovitz tops our list of candidates for the 2013-14 Wisconsin Mr. Hockey Award.

Wisconsin hockey recruiting update

We've compiled updated reports and statistics for all 14 players with verbal commitments to play for Mike Eaves and the Badgers.