Minnesota Players in Professional Hockey

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Minnesota Players in Professional Hockey

Post by Zamboni Guy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:24 pm

With the recent signing of B.J. Radovich from Hermantown with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL I was wondering of some other players who we all became familiar with as Minnesota youth who are now "living the dream" and are getting paid to play hockey.

Here are a few from the top of my head:
Derek Plante - Cloquet - SC Langenthal (Switzerland)
B.J. Radovich - Hermantown - Wheeling (ECHL)
Joe Jensen - Maple Grove - Wheeling (ECHL)
P.J. Atherton - Edina - Reading (ECHL)
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Re: Minnesota Players in Professional Hockey

Post by theref » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:10 pm

Zamboni Guy wrote:With the recent signing of B.J. Radovich from Hermantown with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL I was wondering of some other players who we all became familiar with as Minnesota youth who are now "living the dream" and are getting paid to play hockey.

Here are a few from the top of my head:
Derek Plante - Cloquet - SC Langenthal (Switzerland)
B.J. Radovich - Hermantown - Wheeling (ECHL)
Joe Jensen - Maple Grove - Wheeling (ECHL)
P.J. Atherton - Edina - Reading (ECHL)
I think that there are probably quite a few to add to this list.

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Re: Minnesota Players in Professional Hockey

Post by Zamboni Guy » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:23 pm

theref wrote:
Zamboni Guy wrote:With the recent signing of B.J. Radovich from Hermantown with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL I was wondering of some other players who we all became familiar with as Minnesota youth who are now "living the dream" and are getting paid to play hockey.

Here are a few from the top of my head:
Derek Plante - Cloquet - SC Langenthal (Switzerland)
B.J. Radovich - Hermantown - Wheeling (ECHL)
Joe Jensen - Maple Grove - Wheeling (ECHL)
P.J. Atherton - Edina - Reading (ECHL)
I think that there are probably quite a few to add to this list.
I would totally agree, that's why I threw it out here.

Here's another I just ran into:
Aaron Slattengren - Proctor - Augusta (ECHL)
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Post by pacman » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:49 pm

of course

Matt Niskanen- Virginia- Dallas Stars NHL
Sean Hill- Duluth- Minnesota Wild NHL

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Post by sinbin006 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:34 pm

Here's a MN high school NHL list from followthepuck.com

http://minnesota-high-school-hockey.blo ... -list.html
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Re: Minnesota Players in Professional Hockey

Post by quickgym guy » Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:51 am

Zamboni Guy wrote:
theref wrote:
Zamboni Guy wrote:With the recent signing of B.J. Radovich from Hermantown with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL I was wondering of some other players who we all became familiar with as Minnesota youth who are now "living the dream" and are getting paid to play hockey.

Here are a few from the top of my head:
Derek Plante - Cloquet - SC Langenthal (Switzerland)
B.J. Radovich - Hermantown - Wheeling (ECHL)
Joe Jensen - Maple Grove - Wheeling (ECHL)
P.J. Atherton - Edina - Reading (ECHL)
I think that there are probably quite a few to add to this list.
I would totally agree, that's why I threw it out here.

Here's another I just ran into:
Aaron Slattengren - Proctor - Augusta (ECHL)
I heard Slattengren just got called up to the AHL...

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Re: Minnesota Players in Professional Hockey

Post by theref » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:53 am

Zamboni Guy wrote:
theref wrote:
Zamboni Guy wrote:With the recent signing of B.J. Radovich from Hermantown with the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL I was wondering of some other players who we all became familiar with as Minnesota youth who are now "living the dream" and are getting paid to play hockey.

Here are a few from the top of my head:
Derek Plante - Cloquet - SC Langenthal (Switzerland)
B.J. Radovich - Hermantown - Wheeling (ECHL)
Joe Jensen - Maple Grove - Wheeling (ECHL)
P.J. Atherton - Edina - Reading (ECHL)
I think that there are probably quite a few to add to this list.
I would totally agree, that's why I threw it out here.

Here's another I just ran into:
Aaron Slattengren - Proctor - Augusta (ECHL)
Okay, so I'm giving this a shot:

Keith Ballard - Phoenix - L.O.W.
Jamie Langebrunner - New Jersey - Cloquet
Matt Cullen - Carolina - Virginia
Peter Mueller - Phoenix -
Dusting Buflygn - Chicago - Roseau
Brandon Bochenski - Anahiem
Ryan Carter - Anaheim
Colin Stuart - Atlanta
Mark Stuart - Boston
Casey Borer - Carolina
Bret Hedican - Carolina
David Tanabe - Carolina
Jordan Leopold - Colorado
Kurt Sauer - Colorado
Wyatt Smith - Colorado

Okay, I got to Colorado and now I give up for a while.

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Post by boblee » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:04 pm

Steve Wagner (Grand Rapids) Peoria (AHL) and St. Louis (NHL)
Alex Goligoski (Grand Rapids) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) and AHL All Star
Grant Clafton (Grand Rapids) Corpus Christi (ECHL)

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Re: post 9777

Post by GR3343 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:58 pm

boblee wrote:Steve Wagner (Grand Rapids) Peoria (AHL) and St. Louis (NHL)
Alex Goligoski (Grand Rapids) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL) and AHL All Star
Grant Clafton (Grand Rapids) Corpus Christi (ECHL)
Throw Kelly Fairchild(Grand Rapids/Hibbing)to that list. Vienna, Austria.
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Post by pondyplayer93 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:29 pm

it says mueller played for breck but he never went to their high school

he played as an 8th grader but agewise he was a 9th grader (held back a year by parents) but left after that year for ann arbor

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Post by fargo7 » Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:39 pm

Don't forget about Jason Blake. Does anyone else remeber when he was good? What happened?

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Post by MNHockeyFan1 » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:58 am

Josh Johnson - South Carolina (ECHL) - Esko/Cloquet

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Post by Reggie » Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:16 pm

Wyatt Smith signed with the Lighting, I like to see him stick with the big club all year.

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Post by power92 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 11:20 am

Looks like Jack Hillen (CC- Holy Angels) has made the Islanders final roster for 08-09. Congrats! \:D/ \:D/
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Post by Govs93 » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:14 pm

Jimmy Kilpatrick - Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)

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Post by Zamboni Guy » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:23 pm

A few players with Minnesota ties have popped up on the roster of the new Ontario Reign of the ECHL playing down here in sunny Ontario, California.

Jon Francisco - Hermantown, MN - Minnesota-Duluth
Dan Knapp - Hermantown, MN
Mike Howe - Oakdale, MN - Minnesota-Twin Cities
Kellen Briggs - Minnesota-Twin Cities
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Post by UpNorthStars » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:08 am

http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/darren_dre ... cStory_nhl

3 minnesotans in the top ten rookies this year. Not bad.

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Post by Zamboni Guy » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:34 am

The Dallas Stars have signed former Minnesota Wild and St. Cloud State Huskies player, Mark Parrish.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=390676
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Post by Zamboni Guy » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:52 pm

Zamboni Guy wrote:The Dallas Stars have signed former Minnesota Wild and St. Cloud State Huskies player, Mark Parrish.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=390676
Parrish had a hat trick last night for Dallas.
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Post by SuperStar » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:00 am

As a 1st time poster to the Pro Hockey forum. I am curious to know why there are not alot of American Born Goalies, let alone Minnesota born Goalies in the NHL..?

My son is a PeeWee age goalie and he asked that question the other day and I tried to look and see and I could only come up with 3 in the NHL rosters..With Miller being the only US born starter, I believe.....

Does anyone think that will change? Is it because of lack training at Goaltending here in Minnesota and the entire US? Could it be that it is a limited number of spots available? Favortism? Politcis? etc.

Any insight would be helpful. I bet there are alot of US born goalies in the Minors and such, but seems like very very few make it to the NHL.

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Post by Father of 4 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:44 pm

Lets not forget Toby Peterson (Jefferson)Dallas Stars,Tom Gilbert(Jefferson)Edmonton Oilers

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Post by Youngblood10 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:32 pm

Zamboni Guy wrote:A few players with Minnesota ties have popped up on the roster of the new Ontario Reign of the ECHL playing down here in sunny Ontario, California.

Jon Francisco - Hermantown, MN - Minnesota-Duluth
Dan Knapp - Hermantown, MN
Mike Howe - Oakdale, MN - Minnesota-Twin Cities
Kellen Briggs - Minnesota-Twin Cities
Mike Howe is from St. Cloud. Played his prep hockey at Apollo.

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Post by greybeard58 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:02 pm

Chad Anderson -Chisago Lakes -Hamilton Bears -AHL Philadelphia Phantoms-07-08
John Swanson St Cloud ATO Norfolk Admirals AHL

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Post by easton18 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:46 am

Sean Curry (Burnsville H.S.) Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL)

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Post by hockeyjunkie2 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:08 pm

Dan Sexton, Apple Valley, MN (Anaheim Ducks) His first NHL game was when they were at the Wild a couple days ago. Story from their website is the link.


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