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The Frozen Four Starts Tomorrow

from Chris Peters of the Daily Faceoff,

The 2022 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four is set for Boston beginning Thursday and will showcase some of the very best talent college hockey has to offer. It includes three of the most historically successful programs in college hockey and one of the programs that’s spent the last decade or so rising to prominence to becoming an annual contender. While Michigan, Minnesota and Denver are all in a familiar spot, Minnesota State will be playing in just its second Frozen Four after making it last season as well.

The Frozen Four action kicks off at TD Garden Thursday at 5:00 p.m. ET between Michigan and Denver, with Minnesota State taking on Minnesota at 8:30 p.m. ET.

The rosters for the four teams in this Frozen Four feature 41 NHL draft picks representing 25 different teams. For reference, last year there were 18 drafted players in the Frozen Four.

Minnesota leads the way with 14 draftees, Michigan has 13 including seven first-rounders, Denver has two and Minnesota State has two. There are also a few more players that will be picked up in the NHL draft this year or signed as college free agents. If you want to see a lot of future NHL players, this is a good year to check out the Frozen Four.

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MurrayChadwick's avatar

While I know the idea is to have the championship game Saturday night prime time, what sense does it make to have the 1st game at 5pm on a Thursday?

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 04/06/22 at 10:26 AM ET

ChillDistiller's avatar

With 3 Red Wing prospects, I’m rooting for Denver.

Posted by ChillDistiller from Michigan on 04/06/22 at 05:24 PM ET

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