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O'Gorman Grad Goes Wild!

by Christy Taylor

Even if you aren't a huge hockey fan, you've got to admit this is really cool.

Thomas Vanek, an O'Gorman High School grad and Sioux Falls Stampede alum, has signed with the Minnesota Wild!! AND he's REALLY, REALLY good at hockey!

Some Background:
Thomas was born in Austria where his father played professional ice hockey. In 1998, at the age of 14, Thomas moved to the US--to Sioux Falls, SD of all places! That's when he attended and graduated from O'Gorman Catholic High School while playing for the Sioux Falls Stampede .

Get the details on his new NHL Contract with the Wild from KSFY!

photo courtesy of KSFY TV