Former Bulldog Stapleton to Play in KHL

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Former Bulldog Stapleton to Play in KHL

July 13, 2012 Updated Jul 13, 2012 at 2:31 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Former UMD Bulldogs forward Tim Stapleton has agreed to play with Dinamo-Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (NHL), it was reported on Thursday by NBCsports.com.

Stapleton played the 2011-12 season in the NHL with the Winnipeg Jets, setting career highs with 11 goals, 16 assists, and 63 games played.

The former Bulldog has played parts of four NHL seasons with three different teams, totaling 19 goals and 18 assists in 118 games played.

Stapleton spent four years with UMD, from 2002-06, helping the team in 2004 to the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals. He finished his career with 63 goals and 89 assists in 162 games played for the Bulldogs.

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Ken Wiebe reports that (former) Winnipeg Jet Tim Stapleton has agreed in principle to a deal with the KHL’s Dinamo-Minsk. Stapleton had easily the best season of his young career in 2011-12, setting career-highs for goals (11), assists (16), points (27) and games played (63).