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Geoffrion is 20th Badger in NHL this season

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The 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner, Wisconsin's first, continues making history. Brentwood, Tenn., native Blake Geoffrion made his NHL debut this afternoon to become the 20th former Badger to play in an NHL game this season.

Geoffrion made history during his debut, becoming the first fourth-generation player in NHL history. He's also the first player ever drafted out of Tennessee.

He's the fourth former Badger to make his NHL debut this season (Brian Fahey, Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan are the others).

He becomes the 69th former Badger to skate in the NHL all-time.

Interestingly, Geoffrion makes his debut against the Dallas Stars and former Badger Adam Burish. The Madison, Wis., native Burish captained the Badgers to their 2006 NCAA championship, while Geoffrion was a captain for UW's run to the 2010 NCAA championship game. Do you think Burish might have brought up on the ice that fact that he's got an NCAA title ring and Geoffrion just fell short?

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