The College of Michigan introduced on Friday afternoon that junior goalie Strauss Mann is not going to be returning to the Wolverines subsequent season, as he intends to pursue an expert profession:
Mann is an undrafted free agent that may signal with any NHL staff, and after drawing appreciable professional curiosity after the previous two seasons, ought to have a number of choices.
After a troublesome freshman season, Mann developed into one of many premier goalies in school hockey. He posted .930+ save percentages in every of the following two seasons and was named as a finalist for the Mike Richter Award in each seasons.
As a professional prospect, Mann is listed at 6-0, which is comparatively small in comparison with the behemoths that normally guard NHL nets, however Mann’s observe file of success, in addition to his unimaginable maturity, self-discipline and focus each on and off the ice have led some to imagine that he could possibly succeed within the execs regardless of being a smaller than common goalie.
Michigan stays in fine condition in objective, contemplating the circumstance, after a promising freshman season final yr from Buffalo Sabres third spherical decide Erik Portillo, who posted a .935 save share in seven appearances for Michigan this season.