UMD men's hockey: Laderoute named captain for 2022-23, will be assisted by Olson and Loheit
Tanner Laderoute is the lone returning captain from the 2021-22 Bulldogs team and one of two remaining players from the 2019-20 NCAA championship team.
DULUTH — Asked this spring why he was returning to Minnesota Duluth for a fifth season in 2022-23, senior wing Tanner Laderoute said he wanted to grow further as a person and leader.
He’ll get that chance in the fall as captain of the Bulldogs. UMD announced Tuesday that Laderoute — the lone returning captain from the 2021-22 squad — is trading in the ‘A’ on his jersey for a ‘C’.
Wingers Quinn Olson and Luke Loheit — both who are entering their senior season — were named assistant captains for next year.
"It's just one of the best places to play college hockey in the entire country,” Laderoute said in the spring. “Other than a few teams, the atmosphere is just unparalleled. It's exciting every night and you have such a good fan base behind you.”
One of only two remaining members from the 2018-19 NCAA championship team in Buffalo, New York — fifth-year senior Jesse Jacques being the other — Laderoute graduated this spring from UMD with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He’ll begin work on a Master of Business Administration in the fall.
The Edmonton, Alberta native is coming off a season in which he totaled 10 goals and three assists in 38 games. He has 28 goals and 34 assists in 135 career games.
Olson, a 2019 third-round NHL draft pick of the Boston Bruins, has 16 goals and 35 assists in 101 career games at UMD. The native of Calgary, Alberta, had a career year in 2021-22 as a junior playing alongside freshman wing Dominic James and sophomore wing Blake Biondi, posting six goals and 19 assists.
Loheit, a 2018 seventh-round pick of the Ottawa Senators out of Minnetonka High School, has 10 goals and seven assists in 95 games over the previous three seasons. He anchored a strengthened fourth line for UMD last season scoring two goals and four assists.