Eden Prairie forward Casey Mittelstadt won the 2017 Mr. Hockey Award, given to the state’s top senior skater. The 33th annual award was presented Sunday afternoon at St. Paul RiverCentre.
Mittelstadt, who committed to the Gophers, tallied 23 goals and 49 assists in 30 games and led Eden Prairie to the No. 1 ranking this season. He is a projected first-round pick in the June NHL Draft. He previously was named the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year.
Hill-Murray’s Jake Begley won the Frank Brimsek Award, given to the state’s top senior goaltender. The other finalist was Hermantown’s Cade McEwen.
The other Mr. Hockey finalists were Matt Anderson (Holy Family), Noah Cates (Stillwater), Nick Leivermann (Eden Prairie), Ben Meyers (Delano), Micah Miller (Grand Rapids), Bauer Neudecker (St. Louis Park), Nick Perbix (Elk River), and Hermantown teammates Dylan Samberg and Ryan Sandelin.
The Mr. Hockey Award is selected by a panel of NHL scouts, junior scouts/coaches and college coaches.
Both awards are presented annually by the Minnesota Minute Men.
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