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Connor Caponi returns for the fifth season in 2024-2025

DENVER – Come on Connor Caponi of the University of Denver hockey team will return for a fifth season with the Pioneers in 2024-2025.

Caponi capped his 2023-2024 season by winning his second championship in Denver while setting career highs with five goals, nine assists and fourteen points. He competed in all 44 games during the season and reached a pair of milestones by skating in his 100th career game in the season opener on Oct. 7 at Alaska Fairbanks and his 125th game on Jan. 27 at North Dakota.

An alternate captain on last year’s squad, Caponi scored 29 points for 13 goals and 16 assists in 143 career games, while also adding 114 penalty minutes. He will have a chance to break Ryan Barrow’s (2017-2022) all-time record of 168 games played in 2024-2025.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native recorded a pair of multi-point games this past campaign, recording two assists in the opener in Fairbanks, while producing a goal and a helper on Jan. 20 in Omaha. He recorded an assist in the NCAA Regional Semifinal against Massachusetts on March 28 and tied a career high by blocking four shots in the NCAA Championship Game on April 13 against Boston College.

Caponi, who was also a member of Denver’s 2022 championship team, was granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA due to the disruption of seasons caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He first joined the Pioneers in the shortened 2020-2021 season after playing two seasons with the Waterloo Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League and graduating from prep school at Culver Academy.

CARDS: Fans can purchase a season ticket deposit for the 2024-2025 season today by clicking here.