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In the pros: Rau happy back in Des Moines

Published: October 8, 2013, 10:25 am, by Joe Paisley

MIN_8471885_Rau_ChadFormer Tiger forward Chad Rau has returned to Des Moines, Iowa to play for the Iowa Wild (formerly the Houston Aeros), the AHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild. He played his junior hockey for the Des Moines Buccaneers before choosing CC over Denver.

At 27, Rau, who is engaged to be married, is hesitant to consider life after hockey.

“This is what I’ve always wanted to do. And that’s what’s bad, because it’s hard for me to picture what I’d want to do post hockey,” Rau said.

Former Tiger defenseman Brian Connelly, his Iowa teammate, is also interviewed in the article.