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Wisconsin Badgers co-captain Claudia Kepler of Verona signs with Swedish team

April 13, 2018
Claudia Kepler led the Badgers women's hockey team with 22 goals in the 2017-18 season.

Verona native Claudia Kepler, who co-captained the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team last season, will play professionally in Sweden.

Kepler has signed a one-year contract to play for HV71, the team announced Friday.

Looks like I’m going to have to learn some swedish! But I do know somewhere in that article it says I have signed to play for @HV71 ! Excited to continue my hockey career overseas !! ???? https://t.co/rJLrzQavQE — Claudia Kepler (@ClaudeKep24) April 13, 2018

Kepler led the Badgers with 22 goals in her only season with the team following a transfer from Ohio State.

Because of the move, she had to sit out the 2016-17 season under Western Collegiate Hockey Association rules.

She was selected for the WCHA’s second team after a 25-point senior season.

Former Badgers defensemen Meaghan Mikkelson and Molly Engstrom played professionally in Sweden in the 2017-18 season.

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