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North Dakota loses another d-man as Kings sign LaDue

Boston v North Dakota

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 09: Paul LaDue #6 of North Dakota skates against the Boston University Terriers during the second period of the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Championship semifinals at TD Garden on April 9, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Keaton Thompson, Troy Stecher and now, Paul LaDue.

On Friday, the Kings announced that LaDue -- the junior d-man that helped North Dakota win the Frozen Four -- agreed to a one-year, entry-level deal, forgoing his senior season in the process.

LaDue, 23, was part of a talented UND blueline that also featured fellow juniors Troy Stecher -- who since signed with Vancouver -- and Thompson, who inked with the Ducks.

So yeah, bit of an exodus.

Thankfully for North Dakota, freshman scoring sensation Brock Boeser has already committed to returning for his sophomore campaign, while junior defenseman Gage Ausmus -- a San Jose draftee -- vowed to go back to school as well.

As for Frozen Four MOP Drake Caggiula -- a senior that was already leaving school -- he’s already begun his tour of interested NHL suitors.

Per TSN, Caggiula has shortlisted six clubs: Philadelphia, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Chicago and Buffalo.