MN high schoolers on NHL All-Minnesota team

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Sartellcelly
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MN high schoolers on NHL All-Minnesota team

Post by Sartellcelly » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:13 pm

Bjugstad, Martin, Leopold, Oshie, Lee, etc., etc. they all stayed through their senior years. Interesting read about a roster of current players made up solely of guys who came up through MN youth hockey and/or played MN HS hockey:

http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophe ... 86851.html

Sats81
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Re: MN high schoolers on NHL All-Minnesota team

Post by Sats81 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:51 pm

Sartellcelly wrote:Bjugstad, Martin, Leopold, Oshie, Lee, etc., etc. they all stayed through their senior years. Interesting read about a roster of current players made up solely of guys who came up through MN youth hockey and/or played MN HS hockey:

http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophe ... 86851.html
Leopold left his Sr year of HS and played in Ann Arbor....

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Post by mulefarm » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:26 pm

I believe Byfuglien never played hs. Didn't Wheeler, Okaposo and Stalock play in the USHL their sr year?

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Post by Sats81 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:32 pm

mulefarm wrote:I believe Byfuglien never played hs. Didn't Wheeler, Okaposo and Stalock play in the USHL their sr year?
Yes and yes. And okoposo never even played mn HS hockey....unless u consider SSM mn HS hockey...

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Re: MN high schoolers on NHL All-Minnesota team

Post by TheSiouxSuck » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:37 pm

Sartellcelly wrote:Bjugstad, Martin, Leopold, Oshie, Lee, etc., etc. they all stayed through their senior years. Interesting read about a roster of current players made up solely of guys who came up through MN youth hockey and/or played MN HS hockey:

http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophe ... 86851.html
Surprised they included Leopold instead of Goligoski.....

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Post by nu2hockey » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:19 am

Yes and yes. And okoposo never even played mn HS hockey....unless u consider SSM mn HS hockey...[/quote]

SSM is a Mn high school, with high school kids playing high school sports.
Though they play in a different league in hockey, they do participate in the MSHS League in
other sports

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Post by InigoMontoya » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:14 am

I think it's a stretch to say 'playing MN high school hockey' and 'playing hockey at a high school geographically in MN' are the same.

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Post by The Exiled One » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:17 pm

Forwards
W-Zach Parise Bloomington Wild
C-David Backes Spring Lake Park St. Louis
W-Dustin Byfuglien Roseau Winnipeg
W-Blake Wheeler Breck Winnipeg
C-T.J. Oshie Warroad St. Louis
W-Nick Bjugstad Blaine Florida
W-Brock Nelson Warroad N.Y. Islanders
C-Anders Lee Edina N.Y. Islanders
W-Kyle Okposo St. Paul N.Y. Islanders
W-Derek Stepan Hastings N.Y. Rangers
C-Matt Cullen Moorhead Nashville
W-Ryan Carter White Bear Lake Wild

Defense
Nick Leddy Eden Prairie N.Y. Islanders
Ryan McDonagh Cretin-Derham Hall N.Y. Rangers
Matt Niskanen Virginia Washington
Jake Gardiner Minnetonka Toronto
Jordan Leopold Robbinsdale Wild
Paul Martin Elk River Pittsburgh

Goalies
Alex Stalock South St. Paul San Jose
John Curry Breck Wild (AHL)

Leaving off Justin Faulk is definitely an error. Some others to consider include Alex Goligoski, Erik Johnson, and Matt Hendricks. In total, 39 players born in Minnesota played in the NHL at some point this season and that doesn't include Oshie or Goligoski.

EDIT: Comment from the columnist "u dont need to be born in MN to be on the list. youth/HS hockey roots are qualifications"

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Post by Retired Ref » Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:55 am

Long drive today so I did some research the bride drove.

Of the 40 players to play in the nhl this year, All but 3 played HS hockey at some point. (Parise, Byfuglin, Okposo)

Only 1 played major junior during HS (Byfuglin). The only other player to play in the whl at all was Pitlick and he played after he completed HS and a year at Mankato St.

27 of the players played HS hockey their senior year*



*could be off by a couple since I couldn't find info going back that far on a few players.

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Post by WestMetro » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:16 pm

The only two wild games I saw this year were the Islanders in December and the Rangers last night, both with good Minnesota representation. Must be something about New York

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Post by meridian90 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:17 pm

The Exiled One wrote:Forwards
W-Zach Parise Bloomington Wild
C-David Backes Spring Lake Park St. Louis
W-Dustin Byfuglien Roseau Winnipeg
W-Blake Wheeler Breck Winnipeg
C-T.J. Oshie Warroad St. Louis
W-Nick Bjugstad Blaine Florida
W-Brock Nelson Warroad N.Y. Islanders
C-Anders Lee Edina N.Y. Islanders
W-Kyle Okposo St. Paul N.Y. Islanders
W-Derek Stepan Hastings N.Y. Rangers
C-Matt Cullen Moorhead Nashville
W-Ryan Carter White Bear Lake Wild

Defense
Nick Leddy Eden Prairie N.Y. Islanders
Ryan McDonagh Cretin-Derham Hall N.Y. Rangers
Matt Niskanen Virginia Washington
Jake Gardiner Minnetonka Toronto
Jordan Leopold Robbinsdale Wild
Paul Martin Elk River Pittsburgh

Goalies
Alex Stalock South St. Paul San Jose
John Curry Breck Wild (AHL)

Leaving off Justin Faulk is definitely an error. Some others to consider include Alex Goligoski, Erik Johnson, and Matt Hendricks. In total, 39 players born in Minnesota played in the NHL at some point this season and that doesn't include Oshie or Goligoski.

EDIT: Comment from the columnist "u dont need to be born in MN to be on the list. youth/HS hockey roots are qualifications"
You could throw Braun on San Jose into that Mix. Eric Hartzell in the AHL also in the goalie mix.

There may be a few current NCAA kids that could push some of these guys within a year or two.

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