Sep 1, 2020

Wausau, WI – The Wausau RiverWolves have signed defenseman Nolan Gifford to a 2020-2021 contract. Gifford captained his St. Paul Academy program during the 2018-19 season, which saw the skilled defenseman notch 13 goals and 11 assists in 26 games. Last season he was a member of the University of North Dakota ACHA II program. Gifford tallied 7 goals and 9 assists in 22 games.  Gifford is a native of Lino Lakes, Minnesota.

“We are extremely excited to be adding Nolan to our lineup. He was a high priority player of ours during the recruiting efforts this summer. We expect him to play a critical role for our team by bringing leadership experience and great skill along with him,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.

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