MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — Twenty-four-year-old Nick Rivera, who spent his collegiate career with the Minnesota State University, Mankato men’s ice hockey team, has inked a professional contract with the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL.
“He definitely left a lasting impact/print on our program. One of our captains scored, I think, one of the biggest goals that’s ever been in this building against Bowling Green in overtime after a big comeback to help us win a championship,” Head Coach Mike Hastings said of Rivera. “But, not just that, Nick’s a really unique individual. Great leader, unbelievable teammate.”
The Thunder is an affiliate of the NHL’s New Jersey Devils.