Grant Potulny

MARQUETTE, MI--   NMU’s hockey coach has signed a new, eight-year deal with the university.

Under the agreement Grant Potulny will receive $285,000 per year base salary, plus a car stipend, personal expense allowance, and the potential for performance bonuses.

Potulny just completed his first season at Northern. He was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Men’s Hockey Coach of the Year after leading the wildcats to a Top 20 national ranking and second place in the WCHA regular season.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Two members of the Northern Michigan University men’s ice hockey team have won a couple of top honors. 

Goaltender Atte Tolvanen was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Year Tuesday, while head coach Grant Potulny was unanimously named League Coach of the Year. Tolvanen is the second student athlete to earn Goaltender of the Year honors. Potulny’s recognition is the fifth time in Wildcat hockey history that the head coach has been named Coach of the Year.

Team USA Hockey

Northern Michigan University has announced the hiring of a new men’s hockey coach. University of Minnesota Golden Gophers assistant coach Grant Potulny Tuesday morning was named the third head coach of the Wildcats in NMU history. During his eight seasons as assistant coach at the University of Minnesota, the Gophers won six regular-season conference titles and qualified for five NCAA tournaments. As a player, Potulny is a two-time NC-double-A and WCHA tournament champion at Minnesota.