NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame hockey head coach Jeff Jackson has announced the addition of defenseman Jake Boltmann.
“We’re very excited to welcome Jake to the Irish hockey program,” Jackson said. “He is a high character young man and a former Edina Hornet captain, which is reminiscent of a few of our outstanding Irish alumni. Jake is a great skater and athlete. He plays the game on his toes and will bring some additional speed and intensity to our lineup. He has a high ceiling and the character to reach his full potential.”
Boltmann, an Edina, Minnesota native, played the opening portion of the 2020-21 season with the Lincoln Stars (USHL), while also playing part of the 2019-20 season with Lincoln as well. He was selected by the Calgary Flames in the third round (80th overall) in the recent 2020 NHL Draft.
Boltmann skated four seasons with Edina High School and captained the team as a senior (2019-20), when he had four goals and nine assists for 13 points. In 99 games for Edina, he scored 13 goals and added 41 assists for 54 points. In 14 postseason games for the Hornets, he had a goal and five assists. Joining a long line of former Edina players to suit up for the Fighting Irish, including current New York Islanders captain Anders Lee, Boltmann helped the Hornets to the Minnesota State Championship in 2019. He was also a finalist for last season’s Mr. Hockey award.
The Fighting Irish hockey team is expected to return from break with a pair of home contests against Arizona State on January 9-10, 2021.