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Alumni of the Week

Alumni of the Week

Each week the MN Hockey Hub will recognize one of the hundreds of standout former state high school players who are continuing their careers at the junior, college or professional level.

Fill out the form on this page to help us determine who should be named the Hub's Alumni of the Week. The weekly cutoff for submissions is noon on Sunday.

A complete recap of all of this season's honorees can be found here.

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Avery Peterson

Grand Rapids
Nebraska-Omaha (NCHC)


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Avery Peterson (Nebraska-Omaha/NCHC, F, 6-3, 215, Grand Rapids, Minn. (Grand Rapids High School)

For the second week in a row, and third time this season, Peterson was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference's freshman of the week after lead Nebraska-Omaha in scoring in their weekend split at Colorado College.

In the first game of the series, he scored a power-play goal on three shots as the Mavericks’ comeback bid fell just short in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers. The next night, he scored two goals, including the game winner, and added an assist as the Mavericks bounced back for a 4-1 win.

Last year's Mr. Hockey Award winner, Peterson was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, 167th overall, by Minnesota.

After being drafted, he returned to Grand Rapids for his senior season and scored 37 goals and 67 point, setting a school record with 203 career points, en route to earning the Mr. Hockey Award.

After both his junior and senior seasons, he finish out the year by playing for Sioux City of the United States Junior League. Last season, he scored 21 points in 27 regular-season games and he was the Musketeers leading playoff scorer with five goals and nine points in eight games.

Avery Peterson has earned NCHC freshman of the week honors three times this season.

2013-14 Alumni of the Week Honorees

Sept. 22 Adam Lovick Centennial Coulee Region/NAHL
Sept. 29 Mason Bergh Eden Prairie Chicago/USHL
Oct. 6 Dylan Steman Maple Grove Michigan Tech/WCHA
Oct. 13 Spencer Naas Benilde-St. Margaret's Connecticut/HEA
Oct. 20 Sam Becker Hill-Murray Minnesota Magicians/NAHL
Oct. 27 Mitch McLain Brainerd Bowling Green/WCHA
Nov. 3 Justin Kloos Lakeville South Minnesota/Big Ten
Nov. 10 Travis Morin Osseo Texas/AHL
Nov. 17 Alex Lyons Lake of the Woods Yale/ECACHL
Nov. 24 Charlie Adams Mahtomedi Hamline/MIAC
Dec. 1 Jim Kruger Minnetonka Dartmouth/ECACHL
Dec. 8 None Selected
Dec. 15 None Selected
Dec. 22 None Selected
Dec. 29 None Selected
Jan. 5 Kyle Rau Eden Prairie Minnesota/Big Ten
Jan. 12 David Backes Spring Lake Park St. Louis/NHL
Jan. 19 Avery Peterson Grand Rapids Nebraska-Omaha/NCHC