This time, it's not an early departure, and it's not a shock.
The Minnesota Wild announced a two-year deal with former Bulldog Justin Fontaine Tuesday.
Fontaine capped a marvelous career at UMD by helping the Bulldogs win their first NCAA title. He ended his four years among the school's most prolific offensive players of all-time, ranking 16th on the school's all-time list.
In 159 games at UMD, Fontaine scored 62 goals and had 102 assists for 164 points. He is the first Bulldog player since Mike Peluso (1994-98) to average a point per game over a four-year UMD career.
Fontaine opted to stay in school after his junior year, deciding to take one more crack at a national championship. He got his wish.
Now, he moves on to an organization he impressed during last summer's rookie camp.
"I had a great time last summer, getting to know a little bit about their program," said Fontaine of his time at the camp. "I'm ready and happy to be a part of the organization. I've wanted to go there since last summer. I had a great time and met a lot of great people."
Fontaine had a great college career, especially when you consider that he scored just 12 points during his freshman season.
It's expected that fellow senior and team captain Mike Montgomery has a pro contract waiting for him, but we have not gotten any word yet where or when he will put his