Schroeder Staying at Minnesota

The "Jordan Schroeder is Leaving the Minnesota Program" rumor apparently has come up again and the school’s sports information department has had to put out a release stating otherwise. Here it is:

MINNEAPOLIS — With rumors surrounding the future of Jordan Schroeder, the Minnesota sophomore forward has stated he has no intention to leave the University of Minnesota men’s hockey program.

“I am fully committed to this team and university,” said Schroeder, who serves an assistant captain this season for the Gophers. “I have no intention of leaving college early to play pro hockey.

“It is unfortunate that these rumors continue to come out and I have no idea where they begin. I think it’s important for me to publicly state that I am going nowhere. I am dedicated to this team and plan to help us reach our goals for the remainder of this season and future years.”

Schroeder was a 2009 NHL Entry Draft first-round choice by the Vancouver Canucks and has been the center of several internet rumors over recent months regarding his future in college and professional hockey.