On Wednesday men’s hockey head coach Brad Berry announced the addition of goaltender Drew DeRidder. He spent the past four years at Michigan State. DeRidder is coming to UND for his fifth year of eligibility.
Berry was happy to announce the addition of Deridder saying, "We would like to welcome Drew to North Dakota. He brings a bevy of collegiate experience to our group while also matching our program's culture."
During his time at Michigan State, DeRidder started in 70 games between the pipes. He earned a pair of All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selections, along with being named a two-time All-Big Ten Academic honoree. DeRidder was also a finalist for the Big Ten’s goaltender of the year his junior season.
The past two seasons he was named to the Mike Richter Award watch list, an award given to the nation’s top goaltender. DeRidder has a career 2.95 goals against average, a .916 save percentage, and has four shutouts.