Saturday, June 14, 2014

Recruit Profile: Mitchell Mattson

Photo: Elite Prospects
Current Team:  Grand Rapids (MN-HS)
Arrival at UND:  2016/2017
Position:  Forward
Birthday:  January 2nd, 1998
Hometown:  Grand Rapids, MN
Height:  6'2"
Weight:  168
Shoots:  Left

Profiles & Press Clippings:
    • Will skate with the Grand Rapids High School Thunderhawks.
    • He was selected to take part in USA Hockey's Select 16 Player Development Camp in July of 2014.
      • Spent his sophomore season playing for Grand Rapids (MN High School), where he was the team's third leading scorer in what was his first season of high school varsity hockey. He produced 39 points (11G, 28A) in 27 games in helping lead the Thunderhawks to the Section 7AA semifinals.
      • In July of 2013 he took part in USA Hockey's Select 15 Player Development Camp, where USHR had him ranked among the top 24 forwards at camp after producing four points (1G, 3A) in five games. USHR's analysis of his performance: Has the look of baby deer on ice -- tall, gangly, and somewhat weak. There is a lot to like here, however, because the crafty center has good hands, vision, and solid skating form. Once he fills out and adds some power to his legs he will be a prospect with a lot of eyes on him.

      Monday, June 9, 2014

      Recruit Profile: Zach Yon

      Photo: MN Hockey Hub
      Current Team:  Fargo Force (USHL)
      Arrival at UND:  2015
      Position:  Forward
      Birthday:  December 30th, 1995
      Hometown:  Roseau, MN
      Height:  5'11"
      Weight:  185
      Shoots:  Left

      Profiles & Press Clippings:
        • Spent his senior season playing for Roseau (HS-MN), where he led the Rams in scoring with 86 points (41G, 45A) in 31 total games on his way to being named a finalist for the prestigious Minnesota Mr. Hockey award.
        • Following the Minnesota high school season he joined the Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL), notching five points (2G, 3A) in eight total games.
        • In the fall he participated in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League, where he registered 12 points (6G, 6A) in 18 games for Team Great Plains.
        • During his high school junior season, he recorded 62 points (34G, 28A) in 27 games as the leading scorer for Roseau High (MN).
        • Played for Team Great Plains in the Upper Midwest HS Elite league, notching ten points (5G, 5A) in 17 games.
        • As a sophomore at Roseau HS, he produced 53 points (26G, 27A) in 27 games.
        • In 18 games with Team Great Plains of the Upper Midwest High School Elite League he notched seven points (5G, 2A) in 17 games.

        Thursday, January 9, 2014

        Recruit Profile: Hayden Shaw
        Current Team:  Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
        Arrival at UND:  2015/16
        Position:  Defense
        Birthday:  June 5th, 1996
        Hometown:  Woodbury, MN
        Height:  5'10"
        Weight:  180
        Shoots:  Left

        Profiles & Press Clippings:
        • Playing for Waterloo (USHL), he has registered 17 points (6G, 11A) in 24 games thus far for the Black Hawks as the USHL's top 1996-born point producing defenseman (current as of 1-9-14).
        • The rookie blueliner was named the USHL Co-Defenseman of the Week during Week 5.
        • In June/July he participated in USA Hockey's Select 17 Player Development Camp, producing three points (1G, 2A) in five games for Team White.
        • As a sophomore, he recorded 12 points (9G, 3A) in 24 games for Woodbury High (MN).
        • Played for Team Northeast in the Upper Midwest HS Elite league, notching six points (1G, 5A) in 14 games.
        • Played his freshman season for Woodbury High, producing nine points (3G, 6A) in 26 games.

        Recruit Profile: John Simonson
        Current Team:  Lincoln Stars (USHL)
        Arrival at UND:  2014
        Position:  Forward
        Birthday:  June 15th, 1993
        Hometown:  Grand Forks, ND
        Height:  5'10"
        Weight:  170
        Shoots:  Left

        Profiles & Press Clippings:
        • Serving as co-captain for Lincoln (USHL), he leads the Stars with 22 points (11G, 11A) in 30 games. His 11 goals also lead all Stars, as do his five power play goals (as of 1-9-14).
        • He was one of the top point producers for the NAHL's Austin Bruins, recording 57 points (27G, 30A) in 59 regular season games and seven points (4G, 3A) in eight postseason contests. His 27 goals were the second most on the team while his +21 rating was tied for the highest among all Bruin forwards.
        • He recorded 38 points (18G, 20A) in 59 regular season games for the Austin Bruins (NAHL). His 18 goals tied for the team lead while his +18 rating led all forwards. He also added three goals in eight postseason games.
        • As a senior at Grand Forks Central (ND-HS), he led the Knights with 50 points (31G, 19A) in 26 games in helping them to a 4th place finish at the state tournament.
        • His 31 goals tied for the most in the state, helping him earn All-State and All-Conference honors. He was also selected as a co-recipient of the East Region's Outstanding Senior Athlete Award. 
        • In the fall he participated in the Upper Midwest HS Elite League, where he registered 17 points (8G, 9A) in 18 games for Team Great Plains.
        • As a junior at Grand Forks Central he produced 43 points (14G, 29A) in 27 games while helping the Knights to a 24-3 record as North Dakota state champions. 
        • Tallied 30 points (16 G, 14A) in 26 games for Grand Forks Central during his sophomore season, helping the Knights to a 3rd place finish at the North Dakota state tournament.