Colborne Works Towards NHL & DU Degree

(above) Joe Colborne's play is always under the microscope

From: Denver Post
by Mike Chambers

Dealing with a young college hockey player with a lot of NHL potential is tricky business. Maximum opportunity is continuously offered, and rewards can be high, but sometimes the result can hurt a team's bottom line and cause dissension in the locker room.

The pros and cons of this dilemma will be on display this weekend at Magness Arena when unranked Minnesota and No. 2 University of Denver face off with a combined 33 NHL draft picks.

The Pioneers (13 NHL selections) have done well nurturing their young stars, particularly sophomore Joe Colborne. Once dubbed "The Passive Project" by fans unfamiliar with his sensational, free-wheeling junior-A career in Canada, the Boston Bruins' 2008 first-round selection (16th overall) brings a career-best 10-game point streak (six goals, 14 points) into the series (read rest of article).

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