MN NHL Central Scouting Preliminary Rankings

NHL Central Scouting released their preliminary list of players to watch for the 2021 NHL Draft. There are 18 Minnesotans on list, headlined by the talented Chaz Lucius, a University of Minnesota recruit and current…


Prospect Profile: Kyle Kukkonen

DOB 11/13/2002Height 5’10 Weight 165 Position Center Team Maple Grove HS College Michigan Tech  Very clean with the puck, possessing exceptional stick work with the ability to quickly distribute the puck and receive a pass. Makes life easy for the puck distributor as he moves…


The Epic Herb Brooks Speech

Posting this because we all need a little boost during Covid! Enjoy and never forget this Minnesotan legend. Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that’s what you have here tonight, boys. That’s what you’ve earned…




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…


Eight Minnesotans drafted into the NHL

Brock Faber L.A. Kings 2/45 Jake Boltmann Flames 3/80 Wyatt Kaiser Blackhawks 3/81 Jackson Hallum Golden Knights 3/91 Jack Smith Canadiens 4/102 Blake Biondi Canadiens 4/109 Mason Langenbrunner Bruins 5/151 Joe Miller Maple Leafs 6/180  Congratulations to the eight outstanding Minnesotans drafted into the NHL. The L.A. Kings traded up in the second round so they could select…


Wild Select Marco Rossi at 9

The Wild had a deep need to add a top caliber center and they accomplished that with selecting Marco Rossi with the 9th pick of the 2020 NHL Draft. You don’t win the CHL scoring by accident…


Back Checking

Stories from this week in Minnesota hockey and some nostalgic looks at the past. MNhockeylife was in attendance at The St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex this past weekend to watch the NTDP U18 team play the St. Cloud Norsemen of the…