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Chicago Steel defenseman Wyatt Aamodt has announced his commitment to play college hockey at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Aamodt is currently ranked second among USHL defensemen with 11 assists through 15 games played this season. The Hermantown, Minn., native is the fourth Steel player to commit to the Mavericks (WCHA), along with forwards Walker Duehr, Jake Jaremko and Reggie Lutz.
“We are thrilled that Wyatt has earned this opportunity,” said Steel head coach Dan Muse. “Going back to when he joined us last season, he has consistently shown a very strong compete level, high character, and a team-first attitude. He comes to the rink ready to work every day and has been a fantastic representative of the Chicago Steel both on and off the ice. We are thrilled for him.”
The 5-foot-11, 206-pound blueliner was named the Duluth News Tribune 2016 All-Area Player of the Year following a season in which he captained Hermantown High to a Minnesota High School State 1A Championship. He won the Reed Larson Award as Minnesota’s top senior defenseman, was a finalist for Minnesota Mr. Hockey and was selected to the Associated Press All-State First Team. He made his USHL debut on March 11, 2016.
With Aamodt's announcement, 21 of the 23 players on Chicago's roster have committed to a Division 1 school.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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