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Bulldog Insider Podcast: The ‘pressure to be Superman’ with Riley Tufte

Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs forward Riley Tufte (27) shoots the puck against Minnesota Golden Gophers goaltender Mat Robson (40) and defenseman Clayton Phillips (18) during a game at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis on Oct. 6. (Clint Austin / / 2
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We start off this episode with a tribute to late Bulldogs hockey legend Keith “Huffer” Christiansen, who died Monday at the age of 74 after a battle with cancer.

Then we dive into our guest 2016 Minnesota Mr. Hockey and UMD junior wing Riley Tufte. We talk about the pressures about being a first-round draft pick, living up to the hype, the death of his friend and former Bulldog Andrew Carroll, playing hockey with diabetes and being a role model for younger players.

Tune in every Thursday throughout the hockey season to hear Duluth News Tribune college hockey reporter Matt Wellens and My9 Sports commentator Zach Schneider talk all things Minnesota Duluth hockey. You can email us at or This podcast is produced by Samantha Erkkila.

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