College Hockey:
St. Cloud Sophomore Nodl Signs With Philadelphia

— St. Cloud State sophomore forward Andreas Nodl has decided to give up the final two years of his collegiate eligibity to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers

Nodl is expected to be assigned to the Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms.

A 6-1, 196-pound forward, Nodl recently completed his sophomore season with the St. Cloud State University men’s hockey team.

Selected by Philadelphia in the second round (39th overall) in the 2006 draft, the 6-1, 196-pound Nodl finished his two-year career at St. Cloud with 36 goals, 54 assists and 90 points. He chalked up 18 power-play goals during his career, and also had five game-winning goals as a Husky.

The 2007 HCA Division I National Rookie of the Year and 2007 WCHA Rookie of the Year, Nodl set a new team record for most points by a freshman with 46 points (18-28–46) during the 2006-07 campaign. Nodl gained All-WCHA Second Team Honors in 2008, and was also named too the All-WCHA Third Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team in 2007.

Nodl, a native of Vienna, Austria, helped guide the Huskies to two consecutive NCAA tournament bids and WCHA Final Five tournament berths in 2007 and 2008. As a sophomore, Nodl ranked second on the team with 18 goals, 26 assists and 44 points.

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