St. Cloud State’s Lauridsen the latest to leave early, sign NHL deal

St. Cloud State junior defenseman Oliver Lauridsen will forego his senior season with the Huskies, signing an NHL deal Tuesday with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Lauridsen, who turns 22 on March 24, was selected by the Flyers in the seventh round (196th overall) of the 2009 NHL draft. 

Over a three-year career at St. Cloud State, Lauridsen posted seven goals and 15 assists for 22 points in 108 games played. He had a goal and eight assists in 37 games this past season.