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UConn's Tage Thompson Could Realize His NHL Dream Friday Night

UConn's Tage Thompson Could Realize His NHL Dream Friday Night

Twenty-seven years after his father, Brent, was the second-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings, Tage Thompson, just 18 years old, appears ready to raise the bar a significant notch higher.

UConn's 6-foot-5 sophomore forward, who led NCAA Division I in power plays goals last season, is poised to become not only the first Husky already with the team taken in the NHL draft, but its first first-round pick.

"It's very exciting to be projected in the first round," Thompson said. "I've dreamt of it my entire life and now it's starting to become a reality. It's been a little bit of a whirlwind lately, but we're hoping for the first round and we'll see where Friday...

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