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Riese Gaber has signed on the dotted line.

Gaber, who finished with more career points at the University of North Dakota (UND) than anyone in the last decade, has signed a two-year, one-way deal with the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League. The Checkers are the top minor-league affiliate of the Florida Panthers.

Gaber's contract will begin for the 2024-25 season, his plans the rest of this season are still to be determined. Riese of Gilbert Plains is the first player from the 2023-24 UND team to sign a professional deal. 

Across 142 games with UND, Gaber had 64 goals and 129 points and he had three consecutive 30-point seasons to finish his career.

Serving as UND's captain this year, Gaber helped the Fighting Hawks to a sixth Penrose Cup as National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) champions. He won the Penrose in three of his four years at UND.