Minnesota is the favorite in Big Ten hockey but coaches picked the Badgers to improve from last season's fifth-place finish.
Defenseman Will Skahan was born five weeks after the Badgers won their most recent national championship. He's Wisconsin men's hockey's first recruit who wasn't alive for the last Badgers NCAA title.
The Badgers have their earliest Big Ten series to open a critically important season. Here's a look at the schedule.
Big Ten men's hockey players have had their say on who's the best at each position, the most underrated and the grittiest for the 2021-22 season.
The 2021-22 campaign will be remembered as a dramatic stumble a year after winning the Big Ten championship and reappearing on the national stage.
The Badgers men's hockey team didn't go out meekly but finished 10-24-3, the second-worst season by record in 59 years of the program's modern era.
Notre Dame's Trevor Janicke scored with 20.7 seconds left to break a tie and force Game 3 of a Big Ten quarterfinal series against the Badgers.
The Fighting Irish scored late to force Game 3 of a Big Ten quarterfinal series against the Badgers.
Moe makes 49 saves and Dominick Mersch answers Notre Dame's goal 38 seconds later to restore the Badgers men's hockey team's lead.
Goal-scoring has been tough for the Badgers no matter the venue but they have scored just 19 goals in 14 road games.
A five-goal third period made it a laugher but two Gophers goals in 21 seconds in the first period after the Badgers had a score waved off set things in motion for Minnesota.
The Badgers were back to losing on the road, something they've done 12 times in 13 tries this season and in their last nine chances, a program single-season worst.
The Gophers moved into first place in the Big Ten with one game left in the regular season behind a Ben Meyers hat trick.
A transfer, a pro signing and drastically different roles have altered the goalie landscape as the Wisconsin men's hockey team and the fourth-ranked Gophers end the regular season in Minneapolis.
Senior Roman Ahcan's late major penalty for elbowing ended the Badgers' chances at a comeback in front of a small Super Bowl night gathering at the Kohl Center.
The Fighting Irish avoided a sweep in front of a small crowd at the Kohl Center.
Jared Moe made 38 saves, 18 of them in a first period where the Badgers scored on three of their five shots on goal.
Athletic director Chris McIntosh said he's confident in Tony Granato's ability to lead the Badgers men's hockey program but didn't rule out any changes in the offseason.
The Badgers are is locked into finishing fifth, sixth or seventh in the Big Ten a year after winning the regular-season title.
Just like both games of the teams' series at the Kohl Center last month, the Badgers couldn't put away a game they led in the third period.
Going into a series at No. 9 Ohio State, the Badgers have scored in only seven of 28 first periods. They've led in only six and converted just two of those into victories.
The Badgers have asked their goaltenders to do a lot more in the last two weeks than they did in the weeks prior, and the results have been dreary.
The Wolverines completed a sweep, rallying from a second-period deficit to send the Badgers to their fourth straight loss.
Badgers goalie Jared Moe was removed from his third straight start after allowing four goals in 33 minutes.
"Max is becoming the player that we thought he was going to be," Wisconsin hockey coach Tony Granato said about Max Johnson. The forward has dropped about 20 pounds, and improved conditioning has translated into better performance.