Gopher Goalie Kangas To Have Season-Ending Surgery
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota senior goaltender Alex Kangas needs surgery for a labral tear in his left hip and will miss the rest of the season.
The university says Kangas will undergo surgery Friday. He faces four months of rehabilitation.
The 23-year-old assistant captain has played 108 career games for the Gophers, third most in school history, on his way to a 47-41-16 record.
His .912 career save percentage is a school record and his 2.56 goals-against average is fourth-best all-time.
Kangas has 2,802 career saves. He joins Adam Houser and Kellen Briggs as the only Minnesota goaltenders to post more than 2,800 career saves.
This season Kangas has a 2-5-0 record in eight games. His last victory was a 3-1 home win against Michigan on Nov. 28.
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