Sophomore Withdrawals From FSU To Pursue Professional Career

Dan Riedel
Dan Riedel concludes his Ferris State career with 43 points in 53 contests.
Sophomore center Dan Riedel (Rochester Hills) of the 2006-07 Ferris State University men's ice hockey team has left the team and officially withdrawn from University to pursue a professional playing career. The announcement was made by 15th-year head coach Bob Daniels.

“While I'm disappointed to see Dan's collegiate career end prematurely, I believe a change of scenery will be positive for both parties,” said Daniels, the program’s all-time winningest coach. “We wish Dan all the best as he takes the next step in his life of pursuing a professional hockey career."

Riedel, a 2005-06 Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) All-Rookie Team selection, was tied for second place among Ferris State's scoring leaders this season with 12 points on three goals and nine assists in 19 games. The 5-9, 193-pound forward totaled two multi-point games this campaign, which included a three-point (1-3=3) outing in his season debut versus Union (10/7).

As a freshman in 2005-06, Riedel accumulated a team third-place 31 points with 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points in 34 outings. He finished eighth nationally among rookies in points per game (0.91 avg.) and was twice honored as the CCHA's Rookie of the Week (11/14 and 1/23).

Prior to his arrival at Ferris State, Riedel was selected as the 2004-05 United States Hockey League's (USHL) CCM Forward of the Year as a member of the Lincoln (Neb.) Stars with a league-leading 81 points on 30 goals and 51 assists in 60 games. He was rated as the seventh-best forward on Inside College Hockey's top incoming freshmen rankings.

Riedel concluded his Ferris State career with 43 points on 14 goals with 29 assists and a plus two efficiency rating in 53 contests. He produced seven power-play goals and four game-winning lamplighters.

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