COMMITTED Sioux Recruits
Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:22 PM
Forbort, Nelson, Rodwell and Simpson graduated from the previous list and will be in green and white this fall.
FUTURE COMMITED RECRUITS
NICK MATTSON - D - Indiana - USHL - 11' - Drafted 6th Rd. (#180) - CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
DANNY MATTSON - F - Chicago - USHL - 11' (undrafted)
MICHAEL PARKS - F - Cedar Rapids - USHL - 11' - Drafted 5th Rd. (#149) - PHILADELPHIA FLYERS
BRENDAN O'DONNELL - F - Penticton Vees - BCHL - 11' - Drafted 6th Rd. (#156) - TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
ZANE GOTHBERG - G - Fargo Force - USHL - 11' / 12' - Drafted 6th Rd. (#165) - BOSTON BRUINS
COLTEN ST. CLAIR - F - Fargo Force - USHL - 11' (2011 Draft Prospect)
MARK MACMILLIN - F - Alberni Valley Bulldogs - BCHL - 11' - Drafted 4th Rd. (#113) - MONTREAL CANADIENS
ROCCO GRIMALDI - F - US U18 NTDP - (2011 draft prospepct)
Posted 13 July 2010 - 01:03 PM
SchlossmanGF: Rocco Grimaldi says: "I am a North Dakota Fighting Sioux."
per brads blog
UND lands major recruit
UND has landed one of the most coveted recruits in the country.
Californian Rocco Grimaldi sent me a text message this morning simply stating: "I am a North Dakota Fighting Sioux."
Grimaldi was the leading scorer of the U.S. Under-17 team last season. He's only about 5-foot-6 or so, reportedly, but has loads of skill.
Grimaldi's finalists were UND, Denver and Notre Dame.
There will be much more coming later.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:27 PM
What a great pickup for UND! Hakstol is continuing to land these "big" guns!
I put big in quotes because he's about as big as Duncan.
Hopefully Rocco can put up the stats like Duncan though!!
Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:29 PM
Yeah I am pretty pleased with this one. I was pretty disappointed when the Rau kid decided to go to the goofers but this has made up for it.
I am guessing he didn't want to go to Notre Dame because hockey is probably third fiddle and DU well they have like 3 people that show up for games and of course UND. The choice was probably easy for him.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:38 PM
When they looked at it, there was a picture of one of the country's most coveted recruits wearing a Fighting Sioux hockey jersey.
"I decided to have a little fun with it," Grimaldi said about his commitment. "I just felt comfortable there. I really liked the coaching staff. They have their own perspectives and personalities. They have hard-nosed guys and funny, laid-back guys."
"The facilities are unbelievable and the players were really good to me when I was there. It seems like a bunch of good guys and a good community."
Posted 15 July 2010 - 01:25 PM