It seems Addison DeBoer has always embodied the concept of getting ahead in life.
With a college thesis still to write, the 21-year-old Colorado College senior is ahead of the academic schedule and done with classes. Working ahead has allowed him to satisfy another passion in life — the dream of playing professional hockey.
Last week, the Spring Lake Park, Minn. native got a jump on his pro hockey career with the Quad City Mallards. He replaced left wing Nick DeCroo, whose plans of completing the remainder of his Hobert College courses online fell through, forcing him to return abruptly.
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