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Adam Krause

University of Minnesota Duluth
Right Wing


Krause is at the head of his class when it comes to academic achievements. He maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.85 as a finance major, has made the Dean’s List all six of his semesters at UMD and is on track to graduate this May. He was chosen to the inaugural eight-member National Collegiate Hockey Conference Scholar-Athlete Team last winter and earned a spot on the Western Collegiate Hockey Association All-Academic Team as a sophomore. He also received a WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award.


Krause is the first individual to serve as UMD’s team captain for two years in row since the 2007-08 season and was voted UMD’s Most Inspirational Player (Goldie Wolfe Award) in 2013-14.


Krause has been heavily involved in the community since he arrived at UMD. His volunteer activities include roles with the Boys and Girls Club of the Northland (2011-present), the ALS Walleye Fishing Tournament (2011-present), the Woodland Youth Hockey Association (2012-present), the Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome (2011-13), Duluth YMCA youth activities (2011-13), the Duluth Area Sled Hockey Team (2011-present) and the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction (2013). He also reads regularly at local elementary schools and serves as a UMD Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member. Krause was the recipient of the Bulldog hockey program’s Community Service Award in 2013-14 and a finalist for the Shjon Podein Community Service Award, which is presented annually to one UMD student-athlete who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the field of play and has made noteworthy humanitarian contributions in the Duluth and UMD communities.


Krause has made steady gains in his offensive numbers in each of the past three seasons. He enjoyed a breakout year of sorts last winter, setting career highs for points (13), goals (7) and assists (6) and is skating on the top line for the NCHC’s highest scoring team in 2014-15. He has been used extensively on the UMD penalty killing unit the last three years while also seeing ample power play time. He has now taken shifts in 94 consecutive games dating back to his freshman year and has two shorthanded goals to his career credit.