Twin brothers Christian Krygier and Cole Krygier committed to the University of Wisconsin on Thursday.
Christian signed a tender contract with the Stars, taking the place of the first round pick for Lincoln last season. Cole was selected in the fifth round of the USHL Phase I Draft. Both are expected to report to camp in August.
“We're excited to have both players in Lincoln,” Stars general manager Jon Hull said. “We think their development curve is trending up and we think their time in the USHL will help prepare them for the next level.”
The Novi, Michigan brothers are set to join the Badgers in the 2018-2019 season. They are 2000 birth years.
“We knew we wanted to go to the same spot and Wisconsin was interested in both of us,” Cole said. “We were really impressed with what they had to offer. They have one of the best coaching staffs and some of the best facilities in college hockey.”
“Wisconsin was the first school we visited and we didn’t think there was a need to visit any other school,” Cole added. “Staying in the Big Ten and the Midwest were some of the most important things.”
Christian finished last season with Little Caesars (HPHL) where he posted seven points and 60 PIMS in 22 games. He represented the United States at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games and will play for Team USA’s U-17 Select Team at the Five Nations Tournament from August 9-13 in Frisco, Texas.
Cole posted five points and 43 PIMS in 23 games with Little Caesars last season.
Both players recently participated in the All-Star Game at the USA Hockey Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp in Buffalo, New York.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 14th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2015-16. A record 37 players were chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft and more than 375 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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