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January 29, 2008 E-MAIL PRINT Bookmark and Share

Former Gopher Hagemo Arrested

CHN Staff Report

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minnesota defenseman Nate Hagemo was arrested in Minneapolis on Saturday after neighbors called to report a car that was parked in a known drug transaction area.

Nate Hagemo after his arrest.

Nate Hagemo after his arrest.

At the scene, officers found Hagemo and one other person. After receiving consent to search the car, they found drug paraphernalia of a drug user, including syringes and a drug kit. One of the syringes appeared to be filled with heroin, according to reports.

Police are still waiting to forward the case to prosecutors for charges.

Hagemo had a strong freshman season for the Gophers in 2004-05, scoring 10 points in 30 games. He was drafted by the Carolina Hurricanes that summer.

But a shoulder injury caused Hagemo to miss all but three games the following season. After his shoulder never recovered properly, he was forced to retire the following year.

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