The NCHC's top 10 transfers for 2022-23

Defenseman Ty Farmer and goalie Drew DeRidder should make an impact for UND

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Goaltender Drew DeRidder will transfer from Michigan State to UND for his fifth and final year of college eligibility.
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GRAND FORKS — Here are the Herald's top 10 transfers in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference for the 2022-23 season:

1. Casey Dornbach, fifth, F, Denver

The 25-year-old from Edina was a consistent scorer during his time at Harvard and will help replace some of Denver’s lost offense.

2. Derek Daschke, fifth, D, Minn. Duluth

Minnesota Duluth hasn’t found a true power play quarterback since Scott Perunovich left. The fifth-year senior from Miami will provide that.


3. Grant Cruikshank, fifth, F, St. Cloud State

St. Cloud State is planning to move Cruikshank back to center, where he thrived during three years at Colorado College.

4. Ty Farmer, fifth, D, North Dakota

Farmer might not have the biggest offensive numbers, but he brings a lot more than that to his teams. He won titles with Fargo (USHL) and UMass.

5. Tristan Broz, soph, F, Denver

The Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick wanted a change of scenery and left Minnesota for Denver, which has top-six forward spots up for grabs.

6. Drew DeRidder, fifth, G, North Dakota

DeRidder has consistently posted good numbers on bad Michigan State teams. We’ll see what he can do now behind a good team.


7. Cameron Rowe, jr, G, Western Michigan

Rowe has had a rollercoaster of a career, but when he’s on, he’s outstanding as evidenced by his .933 as a freshman at Wisconsin.

8. Jack Perbix, sr, F, Western Michigan

Perbix, a Ducks draft pick, was buried in the lineup at Minnesota. Western will put him back in an offensive role, where he thrives.

9. Carter Berger, sr, D, Western Michigan

The Broncos lost their two offensive defensemen in Ronnie Attard and Michael Joyaux. Berger, a Panthers draft pick, didn’t put up big numbers at UConn, but he did in juniors.

10. Dominic Basse, jr, G, St. Cloud State

The 6-foot-6 Chicago Blackhawks draft pick was up-and-down during two years at Colorado College. When he's on, he can steal games, but he needs to find more consistency.


Schlossman has covered college hockey for the Grand Forks Herald since 2005. He has been recognized by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the top beat writer for the Herald's circulation division four times and the North Dakota sportswriter of the year once. He resides in Grand Forks. Reach him at
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