St. Cloud State men’s hockey recruits Charlie Lindgren and Ben Storm have been selected to play in the United States Hockey League’s Top Prospects Game, which will be played Jan. 23 in Muskegon, Mich. It is the second time that the event has been held and 40 players from the juniors league have been picked to play in the game.
Players are chosen by USHL general managers, NHL scouts and team personnel and NHL Central Scouting.
Lindgren, who recently turned 19 and is listed at 6-foot-1 and 181 pounds, is 13-5-1-2 in goal for Sioux Falls. in 20 games, he has a 2.59 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. His GAA is seventh in the USHL; the save percentage is tied for 11th and he is tied for third in wins. Lindgren is in his second season with the Stampede and is from Lakeville. Last season, he played 33 games and was 9-19-3-0 with a 3.33 GAA and a .907 save percentage. Lindgren plans to join the Huskies next season.
Storm, who turns 19 in March and is listed at 6-6 and 213 pounds, has played in 19 games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks. He has four assists, is a plus-1 and 26 penalty minutes. This is the first season with
Muskegon for Storm, who is from Laurium, Mich. A decision on when Storm will join the Huskies has not been made. The Huskies have one senior defenseman (Taylor Johnson) on its roster this season, though two defensemen (Nick Jensen and Kevin Gravel) are NHL Draft picks who are in their junior seasons.
Another player of note to be among the 40 named is defenseman Michael Brodzinski, the younger brother of St. Cloud State freshman forward Jonny Brodzinski. Michael, a 17-year-old defenseman from Ham Lake, has played in 30 games for Muskegon and has 9 goals, 9 assists, is a plus-7 and has 24 penalty minutes. Michael has committed to play for the University of Minnesota. The Brodzinskis’ father is Mike Brodzinski (1984-87) and their uncle Steve (1984-87), who both played for St. Cloud State.
You can read all of the USHL release on the game at http://ow.ly/guK0n