Former UMD captain Wolff signs with San Diego Gulls, Cates files for arbitration

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This week two former University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men’s hockey captains made moves in the professional hockey world.

Nick Wolff, an Eagan, Minn. native, departed the Boston Bruins organization signing a one-year deal with the San Diego Gulls, the AHL affiliate to the Anaheim Ducks.

The Defenseman spent the last three seasons with the Providence Bruins, putting up four points last year. The 26-year-old has skated in 91 career AHL games since departing UMD in 2020 with a pair of NCAA titles to his name.

Meanwhile Philadelphia Flyers’ Noah Cates, a 2022 UMD grad and Stillwater, Minn. native, filed for salary arbitration. The restricted free agent was offered an $875,000 qualifying offer which is a $50,000 pay cut from last season.

Cates, now 24 years old, skated in all 82 games for the Flyers last year tallying 38 points with 13 goals.

If they do not come to an agreement, arbitration hearings will be held from July 20 to August 4.