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Minnesota’s Frazee signs with the New Jersey Devils

The Star Tribune reported Wednesday University of Minnesota goalie Jeff Frazee signed with the New Jersey Devils, after being taken 38th in the 2005 NHL draft.

Frazee was expected to be the No. 1 goalie for the Golden Gophers, but was replaced in the second period by freshman Alex Kangas during the Jan. 12 game at St. Cloud State. Afterwards, Frazee never got his No. 1 position again.

“He grew and matured as a person,? Gopher coach Don Lucia said. “And as difficult a position he was in, he handled it with class and dignity. He was a terrific teammate and very supportive, where some players would have been disruptive.? (Star Tribune)

In all, Frazze finished the season with a record of 6-7-0 and a 2.93 goals-against average, with an .890 save percentage.

The Pioneer Press reported Frazee is excited about signing with the Devils and that he is looking forward to his future.

“The past is past,? Frazee said. “You can’t really change that.? (Pioneer Press)

Lucia said Kangas will remain as the No. 1 goalie for Minnesota next season with two freshmen acting as backup goalies.