When constructing a team, you need players that have skill, that is obvious, but you also need players that complement their teammates’ strengths and weaknesses. Here are five team players that you should want to commit to your favorite college hockey team.
Tate Pritchard, Forward- Great defensive forward that can bring it offensively as well. Play resembles Alexander Barkov of the Florida Panthers. Tate put up 57 points in 28 games for Lakeville South last season.
Noah Urness, Forward- The Roseau Captain is an early candidate for 2024 Minnesota Mr. Hockey if he returns for his senior season. Great speed and shot aided him in scoring 45 goals in 28 games as a junior last year for the Rams. His list of choices is long.
Louie Wehmann, Forward- Every team needs a player that can control the puck and create off the cycle, Whemann excels at this facet of the game. Louie scored 81 points on 44 goals and 37 assists in 26 games last season for Providence Academy.
Ryan Lund, Defenseman- The Warroad D-man is big, tough, and can move the puck, an absolute beast on the ice. One of the top scoring defensemen in Minnesota High School Hockey last season with 47 points. More on Ryan Lund
Luke Margenau, Defenseman- The puck savvy defenseman can move the puck and transition in a hurry. Great 1-v-1 defender that makes intelligent reads. Finished last season with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL after a successful high school career at Maple Grove
Kai Weigel, Goaltender- Was an absolute sponge for a Moorhead team that was gutted by juniors. Went 19-11 with 5 shutouts. Only goalie in Minnesota High School Hockey to have a +.930 SV% while facing more than 800 shots last season.