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Minnesota-Grown Award Winners

By Let's Play Hockey, 06/03/19, 11:15AM CDT

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All-time winners of some of hockey's top pro, college, high school and youth awards


Former Eden Prairie HS and University of Minnesota defenseman Nick Leddy won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013.

Minnesotans on the Stanley Cup (players)

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN YEAR TEAM
Josh Archibald F Brainerd 2017 Pittsburgh Penguins
Frank Brimsek G Eveleth 1939 Boston Bruins
1941 Boston Bruins
Neal Broten F Roseau 1995 New Jersey Devils
Dustin Byfuglien F Roseau 2010 Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Carter F White Bear Lake 2007 Anaheim Ducks
Tom Chorske F Minneapolis 1995 New Jersey Devils
Ben Clymer D Bloomington 2004 Tampa Bay Lightning
Matt Cullen F Virginia 2006 Carolina Hurricanes
2016 Pittsburgh Penguins
2017 Pittsburgh Penguins
Cull Dahlstrom F Minneapolis 1938 Chicago Black Hawks
Leroy Goldsworthy F Two Harbors 1934 Chicago Black Hawks
Alex Goligoski D Grand Rapids 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins
Jake Guentzel F Woodbury 2017 Pittsburgh Penguins
Bret Hedican D North St. Paul 2006 Carolina Hurricanes
Sean Hill D Duluth 1993 Montreal Canadiens
Dan Hinote F Elk River 2001 Colorado Avalanche
Don Jackson D Bloomington 1984 Edmonton Oilers
1985 Edmonton Oilers
Virgil Johnson D Minneapolis 1938 Chicago Black Hawks
Mike Karakas G Eveleth 1938 Chicago Black Hawks
Tom Kurvers D Bloomington 1986 Montreal Canadiens
Jamie Langenbrunner F Cloquet 1999 Dallas Stars
2003 New Jersey Devils
Nick Leddy D Eden Prairie 2013 Chicago Blackhawks
Dave Langevin D St. Paul 1980 New York Islanders
1981 New York Islanders
1982 New York Islanders
1983 New York Islanders
David Maley F Edina 1986 Montreal Canadiens
Chris McAlpine D Roseville 1995 New Jersey Devils
Joe Motzko F Bemidji 2007 Anaheim Ducks
Matt Niskanen D Virginia 2018 Washington Capitals
Bill Nyrop D Edina 1976 Montreal Canadiens
1977 Montreal Canadiens
1978 Montreal Canadiens
T.J. Oshie F Warroad 2018 Washington Capitals
Joel Otto F Elk River 1989 Calgary Flames
Mike Peluso D Coleraine 1995 New Jersey Devils
Derek Plante F Cloquet 1999 Dallas Stars
Shjon Podein F Rochester 2001 Colorado Avalanche
Mike Polich F Hibbing 1977 Montreal Canadiens
Doc Romnes F White Bear Lake 1934 Chicago Black Hawks
1938 Chicago Black Hawks

Hobey Baker Award


Hermantown native Drew LeBlanc won the 2013 Hobey Baker Award (top player in men's college hockey) following his senior season at St. Cloud State.

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN YEAR SCHOOL NOTE
Neal Broten F Roseau 1981 Minnesota 17-year NHL career
Tom Kurvers D Bloomington 1984 Minnesota Duluth 11-year NHL career
Robb Stauber G Duluth 1988 Minnesota 13-year pro hockey career
Chris Marinucci F Grand Rapids 1994 Minnesota Duluth 10-year pro hockey career
Brian Bonin F White Bear Lake 1996 Minnesota Eight-year pro hockey career
Jordan Leopold D Golden Valley 2002 Minnesota 13-year NHL career
Marty Sertich F Roseville 2005 Colorado College Six-year pro hockey career
Jack Connolly F Duluth 2012 Minnesota Duluth Played in Sweden in 2018-19
Drew LeBlanc F Hermantown 2013 St. Cloud State Played in Germany in 2018-19

Mike Richter Award


Thief River Falls native Zane McIntyre won the 2015 Mike Richter Award (top goaltender in men's college hockey) following his junior season at North Dakota.

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN YEAR SCHOOL NOTE
Zane McIntyre G Thief River Falls 2015 North Dakota Providence (AHL) in 2018-19

Patty Kazmaier Award


Brooklyn Park native Krissy Wendell won the 2005 Patty Kazmaier Award (top women's college hockey player) following her junior season at Minnesota.

NAME POSITION HOMETOWN YEAR SCHOOL NOTE
Krissy Wendell F Brooklyn Park 2005 Minnesota Two-time Olympian

Mr. Hockey Award


Blaine's Bryce Brodzinski (Ham Lake) won the 2019 Mr. Hockey Award (top senior boys' high school hockey player).

YEAR NAME POSITION HOMETOWN SCHOOL NOTE
1985 Tom Chorske F Minneapolis Minneapolis Southwest 11-year NHL career
1986 George Pelawa F Bemidji Bemidji Drafted #16 overall in 1986 (Calgary)
1987 Kris Miller D Taconite Greenway 11-year pro hockey career
1988 Larry Olimb D Warroad Warroad Four-year pro hockey career
1989 Trent Klatt F Osseo Osseo 11-year NHL career
1990 Joe Dziedzic F Minneapolis Minneapolis Edison Three-year NHL career
1991 Darby Hendrickson F Richfield Richfield 12-year NHL career
1992 Brian Bonin F White Bear Lake White Bear Lake Eight-year pro hockey career
1993 Nick Checco F Bloomington Bloomington Jefferson Five-year pro hockey career
1994 Mike Crowley D Bloomington Bloomington Jefferson Five-year pro hockey career
1995 Erik Rasmussen F St. Louis Park St. Louis Park 11-year pro hockey career
1996 Dave Spehar F Duluth Duluth East Four years at Minnesota
1997 Aaron Miskovich F Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Three-year pro hockey career
1998 Johnny Pohl F Red Wing Red Wing Nine-year pro hockey career
1999 Jeff Taffe F Hastings Hastings Played in Slovakia in 2018-19
2000 Paul Martin D Elk River Elk River 15-year NHL career
2001 Marty Sertich F Roseville Roseville Six-year pro hockey career
2002 Gino Guyer F Coleraine Greenway Seven-year pro hockey career
2003 Nate Dey F North St. Paul North St. Paul Four years at St. Cloud State
2004 Tom Gorowsky F Lino Lakes Centennial Four years at Wisconsin
2005 Brian Lee D Moorhead Moorhead Seven-year pro hockey career
2006 David Fischer D Apple Valley Apple Valley Played in Austria in 2018-19
2007 Ryan McDonagh D Arden Hills Cretin-Derham Hall Tampa Bay Lightning in 2018-19
2008 Aaron Ness D Roseau Roseau Hershey (AHL) in 2018-19
2009 Nick Leddy D Eden Prairie Eden Prairie N.Y. Islanders in 2018-19
2010 Nick Bjugstad F Blaine Blaine Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018-19
2011 Kyle Rau F Eden Prairie Eden Prairie Iowa (AHL) in 2018-19
2012 Justin Kloos F Lakeville Lakeville South San Diego (AHL) in 2018-19
2013 Grant Besse F Plymouth Benilde-St. Margaret’s South Carolina (ECHL) in 2018-19
2014 Avery Peterson F Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Atlanta (ECHL) in 2018-19
2015 Jake Jaremko F Elk River Elk River Minnesota State in 2018-19
2016 Riley Tufte F Coon Rapids Blaine Minnesota Duluth in 2018-19
2017 Casey Mittelstadt F Eden Prairie Eden Prairie Buffalo Sabres in 2018-19
2018 Sammy Walker F Edina Edina Minnesota in 2018-19
2019 Bryce Brodzinski F Ham Lake Blaine Minnesota commit

Frank Brimsek Award


Minnetonka's Charlie Glockner won the 2019 Frank Brimsek Award (top senior boys' high school goaltender).

YEAR NAME POSITION HOMETOWN SCHOOL NOTE
1995 Todd Kelzenberg G Blaine Blaine Three years at Minnesota State
1996 Karl Goehring G Apple Valley Apple Valley Eight-year pro hockey career
1997 Kyle Kolquist G Duluth Duluth East Four years at Notre Dame
1998 Adam Coole G Duluth Duluth East 2 years at UMD/2 years at SCSU
1999 Adam Laaksonen G Cloquet Cloquet Two years at St. John's
2000 Jake Brandt G Roseau Roseau Four years at North Dakota
2001 Eric Aarnio G White Bear Lake White Bear Lake Four years at Omaha
2002 Josh Johnson G Esko Cloquet Three-year pro hockey career
2003 Jon Anderson G White Bear Lake White Bear Lake Two years at Connecticut
2004 Matt Lundin G Apple Valley Apple Valley Two-year pro hockey career
2005 Alec Richards G Robbinsdale Breck Four-year pro hockey career
2006 Austin Lee G Bloomington Bloomington Jefferson Four years at Minnesota State
2007 Reid Ellingson G Cloquet Cloquet Two-year pro hockey career
2008 Joe Phillippi G Shoreview Hill-Murray Four years at St. Cloud State
2009 Casey O'Connor G Bloomington Bloomington Jefferson One year at Augsburg
2010 Zane Gothberg G Thief River Falls Thief River Falls Providence (AHL) in 2018-19
2011 Alex Lyon G Baudette Lake of the Woods Lehigh Valley (AHL) in 2018-19
2012 Michael Bitzer G Moorhead Moorhead Atlanta (ECHL) in 2018-19
2013 David Zevnik G Lakeville St. Thomas Academy St. Cloud State in 2018-19
2014 Hunter Shepard G Cohasset Grand Rapids Minnesota Duluth in 2018-19
2015 Dylan Lubbesmeyer G Burnsville Burnsville Robert Morris in 2018-19
2016 Nick Althaus G St. Cloud St. Cloud Aollo Markham (OJHL) in 2018-19
2017 Jake Begley G Mahtomedi Hill-Murray New Jersey (NCDC) in 2018-19
2018 Atticus Kelly G St. Paul St. Thomas Academy Bismarck (NAHL) in 2018-19
2019 Charlie Glockner G Minnetonka Minnetonka

Reed Larson Award


Chaska's Mike Koster won the 2019 Reed Larson Award (top senior boys' high school hockey defenseman).

YEAR NAME POSITION HOMETOWN SCHOOL NOTE
2013 Jake Bischoff D Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Chicago (AHL) in 2018-19
2014 Luc Snuggerud D Eden Prairie Eden Prairie Played in Norway in 2018-19
2015 Jacob Olson D Woodbury Hill-Murray Harvard in 2018-19
2016 Wyatt Aamodt D Hermantown Hermantown Minnesota State in 2018-19
2017 Dylan Samberg D Hermantown Hermantown Minnesota Duluth in 2018-19
2018 Luke LaMaster D Duluth Duluth East Tri-City (USHL) in 2018-19
2019 Mike Koster D Chaska Chaska Minnesota commit

Ms. Hockey Award


Blake's Madeline Wethington (Edina) won the 2019 Ms. Hockey Award (top senior girls' high school hockey player).

YEAR NAME POSITION HOMETOWN SCHOOL NOTE
1996 Winny Brodt D Roseville Roseville Minnesota Whitecaps in 2018-19
1997 Annamarie Holmes D Apple Valley Apple Valley Four years at Princeton
1998 Laura Slominski F Burnsville Burnsville Four years at Minnesota
1999 Ronda Curtin D Roseville Roseville All-American at Minnesota
2000 Krissy Wendell F Brooklyn Park Park Center Two-time Olympian/former Gopher
2001 Renee Curtin F Roseville Roseville
2002 Ashley Albrecht D South St. Paul South St. Paul Four years at Minnesota
2003 Andrea Nichols F Hibbing Hibbing Four years at Minnesota
2004 Erica McKenzie F Hastings Hastings Four years at Minnesota
2005 Gigi Marvin F Warroad Warroad Boston Pride in 2018-19
2006 Allie Thunstrom F Maplewood North St. Paul Minnesota Whitecaps in 2018-19
2007 Katharine Chute F Wayzata Blake Four years at Harvard
2008 Sarah Erickson F Bemidji Bemidji Four years at Minnesota
2009 Becky Kortum F Hopkins Hopkins Four years at Minnesota
2010 Bethany Brausen F Roseville Roseville Minnesota asst. coach in 2018-19
2011 Karley Sylvester F Warroad Warroad Four years at Wisconsin
2012 Hannah Brandt F Vadnais Heights Hill-Murray Minnesota Whitecaps in 2018-19
2013 Dani Cameranesi F Plymouth Blake Buffalo Beauts in 2018-19
2014 Sydney Baldwin D Minnetonka Minnetonka Played in Austria in 2018-19
2015 Taylor Williamson F Edina Edina Minnesota in 2018-19
2016 Presley Norby F Minnetonka Minnetonka Wisconsin in 2018-19
2017 Grace Zumwinkle F Excelsior Breck Minnesota in 2018-19
2018 Taylor Heise F Lake City Red Wing Minnesota in 2018-19
2019 Madeline Wethington D Edina Blake Minnesota commit

Let’s Play Hockey Senior Goalie of the Year


White Bear Lake's Calla Frank won the 2019 LPH Senior Goalie of the Award.

YEAR NAME POSITION HOMETOWN SCHOOL NOTE
1999 Katie Beauduy G Blaine Blaine Four years at Minnesota State
2000 Shari Vogt G Richmond River Lakes Four years at Minnesota State
2001 Jody Horak G Blaine Blaine Four years at Minnesota
2002 Amber Hasbargen G Warroad Warroad Four years at North Dakota
2003 Robin Doepke G Chaska Chaska
2004 Emily Brookshaw G Webster, WI Hill-Murray Four years at Bemidji State
2005 Johanna Ellison G Cloquet Cloquet/Esko/Carlton Four years at Minnesota Duluth
2006 Alannah McReady G Blaine Centennial Four years at Wisconsin
2007 Ashley Nixon G Blaine Blaine Four years at St. Cloud State
2008 Alyssa Grogan G Eagan Eagan Four years at Minnesota
2009 Laura Bellamy G Duluth Duluth Northern Stars Four years at Harvard
2010 Kallie Billadeau G Minnetonka Hopkins Four years at Syracuse
2011 Julie Friend G Minnetonka Minnetonka Four years at St. Cloud State
2012 Erika Allen G Roseville Roseville 2 years at Bethel/2 years at Augsburg
2013 Sydney Rossman G Excelsior Minnetonka Minnesota Whitecaps in 2018-19
2014 Erin O’Neil G Minnetonka Hopkins Connecticut Whale in 2018-19
2015 Frances Marshall G Thief River Falls Thief River Falls Two years at St. Thomas
2016 Jenna Brenneman G Eagan Breck Penn State in 2018-19
2017 Breanna Blesi G Maple Grove Maple Grove Wisconsin in 2018-19
2018 Alexa Dobchuk G Eden Prairie Eden Prairie Colgate in 2018-19
2019 Calla Frank G White Bear Lake White Bear Lake Minnesota State commit

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