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  1. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    With the way Weatherby has dominated and his size, not sure why a team wouldn't draft him. I know he had injury issues early on I believe last year. I get when they're overagers and small. But the NHL draft in years past seems to put a lot of weight on size, pun intended..
  2. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Love this... Solid incoming recruiting class. Neutral zone doesn't have us in the top ten, but doesn't consider JBD a '18 recruit. They also have heavy weights towards quantity, not as much on quality.
  3. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Of course it's still being decided. That's the discussion. He's ranked now #22, according to ISS Hockey now. Of course all this is assumptions, but if he goes in the first and doesn't come in '18, he'll be a first rounder starting college at 19. Most first rounders don't last over two years in college nowdays starting at 18. If we get 2 season out of him, he'd be 21 at that point (assuming starting at '19). Dante Fabbo is a good comparison, late season birthday and BU might get 3 years out of him by bringing him in at 18. Now JBD won't go as high, but NHL teams push there prospects to sign earlier and earlier. If he's a first rounder, wouldn't you want him here earlier? I sure would. http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=247041
  4. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Correct, 17 currently...that's why most websites have him starting at UND in '19 because of his later birthday. Which he would be 19 yrs old and a first round draft pick?! We'd only get a year or so from him. My whole point is that if possible we should accelerate.
  5. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Agreed.... he was originally committed to Maine. I can't see him being more than a one and done with how highly ranked he is..
  6. COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    With his frame, he'll translate quickly. It was nice to see Kawaguchi come on strong towards the end of the year; he tore up the BCHL last year too. I've read some people criticizing our incoming class; we have a top 5 class in my opinion, including two potential first round defensemen (Assuming JBD comes). I assume we'll see Jacob Bernard-Docker this coming year, being a first rounder. From my memory I think Dillon Simpson came in at 17 to UND or close to it. Hak / Berry / Jackson over the past 15 years have developed the art of high end skilled players with 4 year type guys. You need that depth to compete consistently year in and year out.
  7. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Completely agree....brutal to see him go to BU though... Quinn reminds me of a Urban Meyer, slick recruiter and able to connect with the prospects easily.
  8. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    A little late on the response, but BU has been killing it on the recruiting trail. In fact, this last years (2016) class might have been one of the best all-time in college hockey. Time will tell, but from a high end recruit stand point, they crushed it this year. I would love to see if ANY college program has had more than 3 first rounders in one draft.
  9. 2016-2017 College Hockey (Non UND Hockey)

    Agreed. College hockey is better when Maine is among the elite. I know Maine fans were kicking themselves and the administration for not bringing in Montgomery, but it is nice to see their early success this season.
  10. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    I think you are exactly right. "Kawaguchi will come to campus next fall — and you’ve got to believe he’ll be the final forward commit for 2017-18." Brad S
  11. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    I agree UND does have a great track record of getting an extra year out of all players, regardless of the talent, but Jost is a top 10 pick and there is little patience with NHL teams nowdays with high end players. Technically Toews played one year after his draft year. The only higher draft pick than Jost that you mentioned was Toews. He came in at 17, played a year, was drafted, and played one more year. Not the same situation. He's a high end draft pick and we'll be lucky to keep him two years. The Avs will come knocking if he blows away the NCAA this season. The NHL is moving to speed and skill, Jost offers the Avs that. With the early success of skilled guys like Matthews, it'll definitely be a 50/50 chance. We all love our culture, program, and what UND offers, but the reality is keeping players for more than 1 year for a top ten pick is really a toss up and extremely hard to do for any program.
  12. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Forward Commits Available for 2017-18 Age Name Pos. Yr. Hometown (Prev School) 19 Nicholas Jones ('96) F Fr. Edmonton, AB 19 Jackson Keane ('97) F Fr. Denver, CO 19 Jordan Kawaguchi F Fr. Abbotsford, BC 18 Mitchell Mattson ('98) F Fr. Grand Rapids, MN 18 Mark Senden ('98) F Fr. Plymouth, MN 18 Collin Adams ('98) F Fr. Brighton, MI 17 Grant Mismash ('99) F Fr. Edina, MN
  13. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Potential Departures Ending 2017 No. Name Pos. Yr. Hometown (Prev School) 20 [C] Gage Ausmus D Sr. East Grand Forks, Minn. (U.S. NTDP ) 30 Matt Hrynkiw G Sr. Saskatoon, SK (Humboldt-SJHL) 3 [A] Tucker Poolman D Jr. East Grand Forks, Minn. (Omaha-USHL) 14 [A] Austin Poganski F Jr. St. Cloud, Minn. (Tri-City-USHL) 33 Cam Johnson G Jr. Troy, Mich. (Waterloo-USHL) 16 [A] Brock Boeser F So. Burnsville, Minn. (Waterloo-USHL) 17 Tyson Jost F Fr. Penticton, BC Keep in mind we have Schmaltz' spot from this year that went unfilled. Agreed on the locked players to come in: Adams, Mismash, Kawaguchi, and Jones. I don't see how we have room for anyone else barring a transfer. If by some magic we get Jost for another year, it complicates things more. I know the numbers all work out, but we also don't want to overcommit with players just to see them go else where when we delay them.
  14. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Yep, hence my comment right after about having room for Bowers now. It's a logjam for next season.
  15. Prospective Sioux Recruits

    My concern is do we even have room for Bowers next year? We have a log jam at forward now.