Eric Burton

Eric Burton
Eric is a 1996, 1999 graduate of the University of North Dakota. Eric covers the University of North Dakota Hockey for Inside Hockey and is the editor of Goon’s World. Eric started writing for the Hockey Writers Combine in September of 2012 and is the lead writer for College Hockey.


Recent Articles by Eric

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College Hockey: Reviewing the 2015 NHL Draft

The 2015 NHL Entry Draft is in the books. During the 2015 NHL draft, Division I college hockey experienced a banner year with 56 current or future players drafted. Even […]

by · June 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NCAA, NHL Entry Draft
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NCHC Hockey: 10 Players Selected During 2015 NHL Draft

This past weekend, 10 players with National Collegiate Hockey Conference Connections were drafted during the 2015 NHL Entry Draft in Tampa, Florida. For those that like to make comparisons, last […]

by · June 30, 2015 · 0 comments · NCHC, NHL Entry Draft
Bill Arnold continues to be a key contributor for the Boston College Eagles. (Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

College Hockey Should Adopt 3-on-3 OT

The NHL will have a new overtime format when the 2015-16 season begins. Earlier this week, the NHL GMs and the NHLPA recommended that NHL adopt a five-minute, 3-on-3 overtime […]

by · June 25, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
UND Defenseman Gage Ausmus (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

UND’s Gage Ausmus Named Captain

On Monday, the University of North Dakota hockey team announced that junior defenseman Gage Ausmus was selected to be the next captain.  Ausmus is the first junior to be named […]

by · June 24, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
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Wild Need a Backup Plan if Devan Dubnyk Doesn’t Re-Sign

There’s no denying that Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk was the team’s most valuable players during the 2014-15 season. Dubnyk came to the Wild via a trade with the Arizona […]

by · June 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
Wild’s Vanek Slowed by Sports Hernia

Wild’s Vanek Slowed by Sports Hernia

Sometimes high-profile players serve as a lightning rod for the fans. This past season, Thomas Vanek was that player for the Minnesota Wild. During the 2014-15 season, Vanek took a […]

by · June 10, 2015 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
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Wild’s 30-Somethings Didn’t Produce

The Minnesota Wild eliminated the Central Division champion St. Louis Blues in the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was an impressive win for the Wild. For […]

by · May 28, 2015 · 0 comments · Minnesota Wild
UND Head Coach Brad Berry (Peter Bottini, UND Athletics)

UND Promoting Brad Berry Was the Right Move

For the University of North Dakota Hockey team and their fans, it’s been a chaotic week. Early Monday morning, UND hockey players and fans woke up to find out that […]

by · May 22, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCHC
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North Dakota: Dave Hakstol Named Flyers Head Coach

You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. The University of North Dakota is going to be looking for a new head coach. Head coach Dave Hakstol is moving on to  […]

by · May 18, 2015 · 0 comments · NCAA, Philadelphia Flyers
UND goalie Zane McIntyre  (Eric Classen/UND Athletics)

UND’s McIntyre Is Leaving Impressive Legacy Behind

Imagine if the University of North Dakota didn’t have junior All-American goalie Zane McIntyre this past season. There’s a very good chance they wouldn’t be one of the top-ranked teams […]

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NCHC and WCHA Not Combining Conference Tourneys

Things never stay the same, they evolve over time. Sometimes change isn’t always for the better. For the most part, human beings are resistant to change because they’re afraid of […]

by · May 13, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA
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NCAA Hockey Coaches Reject Changing Regional Format

Back in March, NCAA men’s ice hockey committee chair Brain Faison said that he would like to see the NCAA regionals return to campus. Some saw Faison’s comments as controversial […]

by · May 12, 2015 · 0 comments · College Hockey, NCAA