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Updated: April 14th, 2014 1:42pm
Serratore becomes first Gopher to sign contract after runner-up finish

Serratore becomes first Gopher to sign contract after runner-up finish

by Andrew Krammer
1500ESPN.com
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One of five seniors on the Gophers hockey program's runner-up finish in the NCAA Frozen Four, Tom Serratore became the first to sign a contract, the 'U' announced Monday. 

Serratore will join the Adironack Phantoms of the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout contract. 

"Tom has definitely earned this opportunity, and we are thrilled he is going to be able to go on and play at the professional level," Minnesota head coach Don Lucia said in a release. "Like all of our seniors, Tom has been a great program guy for us. He has worked hard since the day he arrived on campus, and he has done everything we have asked of him during his time here. We want to wish him the absolute best as he continues his playing career."

Serratore appeared in all 35 games for the Gophers in his final season, amassing seven points on four assists and three goals, including the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Penn State on the team's senior night on March 1. 

The Gophers fell to Union in the national championship on Saturday in Philadelphia. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for 1500ESPN.com. He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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