When Connor Gaardner first arrived at North Dakota, he might not have seemed the future leader of his team. He didn’t talk much for one and was a recruited walk-on. Now a senior, he will leave as a team captain of the No. 1-ranked team in the country.

He has developed his niche role on the team with his neverending hustle and ability score big goals when North Dakota needs it.

Gaardner will be among those celebrated when North Dakota holds its upcoming Senior Weekend.

Full article from Grand Folks Herald

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