IFalls Native Hjelle to Play Pro in Norway

By KBJR News 1

IFalls Native Hjelle to Play Pro in Norway

May 17, 2013 Updated May 17, 2013 at 8:27 PM CDT

International Falls, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- International Falls, Minn. native Brady Hjelle will play professional hockey for Roseborg IHK of the GET-League, which is the top league in Norway, he announced on Friday via Twitter.

"Absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Rosenborg Ishockeyklubb Elite in Trondheim, Norway," Hjelle tweeted. "Can't wait to get over there! #runnindownadream."

Hjelle had started his professional career with the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL), that after finishing his senior season this past winter with Ohio State.

He finished with high marks during his final collegiate campaign, posting four shutouts to rank first in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and also boasting a 1.89 goals-against average and a .937 saves percentage that each ranked second.

The former Broncos standout was named an American Hockey Coaches' Association (ACHA) All-American in 2012-13, that in addition to making the all-U.S. College Hockey Online (USCHO) third team and the all-CCHA first team.

Hjelle played two seasons at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) before leaving and transferring to Ohio State, leaving the Bulldogs with a career record of (10-7-1) to go along with a 2.75 goals against average and a .901 saves percentage.

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