We knew when interviewing Brad Eidsness last spring that he was a well-spoken young man. It appears that the North Dakota freshman came across the same when speaking with Brad Eliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald. Not your 'typical' goalie
“He knows a lot of useless facts,” Hextall said. “Everywhere we go, he’s asking ‘What’s the population of this town?’ and ‘What is the industry here?’ It’s all of those weird things. He finds weird facts in magazines and he never forgets them. Then, he’ll run around telling everyone about them.” That’s the other thing about Eidsness — he loves talking. “He’ll talk to the wall if there’s no one else to talk to,” Hextall says. “One time, we had a flight really early in the morning, and I sat down and was looking forward to getting some sleep. Then I hear this guy talking two rows behind me and I didn’t recognize his voice. Then, I hear Eids talking to him and I’m like, ‘Great, here we go, these two idiots are going to be talking the whole flight.’ ” When the team got back to the arena, Eidsness told Hextall about the older man who ended up doing most of the talking on the flight. “Maybe it was God getting back at me,” Eidsness said.If his post draft performance, which includes a World Jr.A Challenge gold medal, AJHL MVP, and a string of WCHA starts as a freshman, is any indication, it seems that more people will be wanting to talk with Eidsness - about a career in hockey beyond college.
Eidsness appears to be taking over the role as UND’s top goaltender. He’s played in nine straight games, the most by a freshman since Karl Goehring appeared in 10 straight in 1997-98. On the season, Eidsness has a 2.85 goals-against average and .901 save percentage. But it’s clear he’s becoming more comfortable with his role. In his last four appearances, Eidsness is 1-1-1 with a 1.72 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage.