Spencer Abbot enjoying new life as a pro

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Photo: Spencer Abbot signed an entry-level deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs following an illustrious senior season with Maine. (Photo courtesy of Fred Kfoury/Icon SMI)

Spencer Abbott just concluded an excellent senior season where he led the nation in scoring with 62 points (21 goals, 42 assists) in 39 games at the University of Maine. In addition to being named a "Hobey Hat Trick" finalist, he was also named the Hockey East Player of the Year and was recently selected to the All-America East First team.

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Rau looking to build on stellar freshman season

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Photo: Though freshman Kyle Rau (FLA) came to the University of Minnesota with high expectations, his standout rookie season has surpassed even what most could have anticipated. On the season, Rau finished with 18 goals and 25 assists in 40 games. (Photo courtesy of

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Hockey's Future caught up with Kyle Rau after practice last Wednesday at the Tampa Times Forum.

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Haula becoming consistent offensive force for Minnesota

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Photo: Erik Haula(MIN) enjoyed an outstanding sophomore campaign where he led the Golden Gophers with 49 points (20 goals, 29 assists) in 43 games. He was a driving force in guiding Minnesota to their first Frozen Four appearance since 2005. (Photo courtesy of Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

Hockey's Future spoke with Erik Haula following Minnesota's 1-6 loss to Boston College in the second National Championship semi-final game on Thursday.

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Boston College wins 2012 NCAA National Championship

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Photo: Boston College won a phenomenal 19 consecutive games en route to their fifth National Championship. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Green/ Icon SMI)

The Boston College Eagles earned a hard-fought 4-1 win over Ferris State to claim their fifth National Championship title in front of a crowd of 18,818 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday night. Boston College finishes the season having won an unprecedented 19 consecutive games.

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Nick Bjugstad enjoying breakout sophomore season

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Photo: Nick Bjugstad was a key contributor to the Minnesota Gophers this season. In 40 games, Bjugstad had 25 goals and 17 assists. (Photo courtesy of

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Minnesota sophomore Nick Bjugstad (FLA) has been a key cog in the success of the Minnesota Golden Gophers this season. He currently leads the team with 25 goals and ranks on the team with 42 points, centering one of the nation's most dynamic lines that includes fellow Florida Panthers prospect Kyle Rau and redshirted sophomore Zach Budish (NSH).

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