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Gophers Hockey: Kaden Bohlsen verbally commits to Minnesota

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Continuing the SSM pipeline, Bohlsen is the first player born in 2001 to verbally commit to the Gophers.

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Shattuck-St. Mary's forward Kaden Bohlsen verbally committed Monday to the University of Minnesota. Bohlsen made the announcement via his Twitter account.

Bohlsen, who had 32 goals in 60 games for the SSM Bantam team this season, is a big bodied, physical forward. The 15 year-old is listed at 6'0", 155 lbs and can move the puck well for his size. Already standing out when he's out playing, there remains room in his game to still develop before college.

Bohlsen would not be on campus until 2019-20 at the earliest given his age and grade.

The Willmar, MN native is the first player born in 2001 to commit to the Gophers. He continues the SSM pipeline which Minnesota has cultivated over the past couple seasons that includes current Gopher Ryan Norman and commits Rem Pitlick, Ryan Edquist, Brannon McManus and Josh Maniscalco among others.

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Nathan Wells is a college hockey columnist for SB Nation mostly covering both the University of Minnesota and Big Ten. You can also follow him on Twitter --