Undrafted Minnesotans That Played in the NHL

This draft without a doubt was frustrating to Minnesota prospects. Many of the state’s top talents waited for their name to be called but subsequently went unselected. While being drafted is a huge accomplishment it does not symbolism the end result of the development of a player. After time the top producers and talents will settle at the top. Prospects that feel they should have been selected have time to prove their abilities are worthy of the next level. 

Here is a look at undrafted Minnesotans that played in the NHL 

-276 Minnesota born players have skated in an NHL game 

-18 of the 276 played before a draft was put in place in the NHL (1963) 

-0f the 258 players remaining, 60 were not drafted and worked their way to the NHL 

-That means 23% of Minnesotans that make it to the NHL are undrafted! Don’t give up! 

Player Hometown Games in the NHL 
Will Acton Edina 33 
Les Auge St. Paul 
Stu Bickel Chanhassen 76 
Jason Blake Moorhead 871 
Bill Butters St. Paul 72 
J.T. Brown Burnsville 365 
Ryan Carter White Bear Lake 473 
Jon Casey Grand Rapids 425 
Matt Cullen Moorhead 38 
Jim Cunningham St. Paul 
John Curry Shorewood 
Chris Dalhquist Fridley 532 
Bryan “Butsy” Erickson Roseau 351 
Trevor Frischmon Ham Lake 
Gary Gambucci Hibbing 51 
Jordan Gross Maple Grove 
Peter Hayek Minneapolis 
Eriah Hayes La Crescent 19 
Mark Heaslip Duluth 117 
Matt Henderson White Bear Lake 
Jack Hillen Minnetonka 304 
Phil Hone Duluth 37 
Steve Janaszak St. Paul 
Adam Johnson Grand Rapids 
Jim Johnson New Hope 829 
Justin Kloos Lakeville 
Karson Kuhlman Esko 36 
Drew LeBlanc Duluth 
Vinni Lettieri Excelsior 46 
Charlie LIndgren Lakeville 24 
Blake Lizotte Lindstrom 66 
Alex Lyon Baudette 16 
Steve Martinson Minnetonka 49 
Bob Mason International Falls 145 
Jim McElmury St. Paul 180 
Bruce McIntosh Minneapolis 
Mike McNeill Winona 63 
Brennan Menell Woodbury 
Hunter Miska North Branch 
Joe Motxko Benidji 25 
Kirk Nielsen Grand Rapids 
Doug Palazzari Eveleth 108 
Jarod Palmer Fridley 
Mark Pavelich Eveleth 355 
Mike Polich Hibbing 226 
Nate Prosser Elk River 354 
Chris Pryor St. Paul 82 
Nate Raduns Sauk Rapids 
Mitch Reinke Stillwater 
Todd Rohloff Grand Rapids 75 
Graig Sarner St. Paul 
Nate Schmidt St. Cloud 396 
Jimmy Schuldt Minnetonka 
Dan Sexton Apple Valley 88 
Matt Tennyson Minneapolis 144 
Steve Wagner Grand Rapids 46 
Jim Watt Duluth 
Butch Williams Duluth 108 
Clay Wilson Sturgeon Lake 36 
Tom Younghans St. Paul 429 

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