Win or lose, Erik Haula has an "A" to join the "M" on the front of his #19 jersey.
The junior forward and Minnesota Wild prospect was named an alternate captain for the rest of the 2012-2013 season before Friday's game by head coach Don Lucia. It's an honor for Haula, who currently leads the Gophers with 14 points.
"It means a lot. I've kind of waited for the opportunity the whole year and I finally got it," Erik told Fox Sports North prior to the game. "I'm so excited and so proud about it"
Although he has been the team's top returning scorer the last two seasons, the Pori, Finland native did have an issue in the off-season where he was cited for disorderly conduct. However, he has done enough through the first two months of the season both on and off the ice where Lucia felt that the junior deserved the honor
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