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Gophers senior hockey defenseman Carl Fish has entered his name into the transfer portal, and he will have one year of eligibility remaining because of the COVID-19 waiver that covered the 2020-21 season.

Fish, a former St. Paul Johnson standout, played 38 games this season, collecting three assists. In his Gophers career, the popular blue-liner played 78 games, finishing with one goal and 12 assists. Fish, 24, was the Gophers' Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner this season and is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Fish is the third player to enter the transfer portal since the Gophers' season ended with a 6-3 loss to Boston University in the Sioux Falls Regional final. Forwards Garrett Pinoniemi and Charlie Strobel also are transferring.

Minnesota picked up a standout player in the portal, adding former Connecticut forward Matthew Wood, who was a first-round draft pick (No. 15 overall) by the Nashville Predators in 2023.