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.
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Blake Winiecki (Waterloo, USHL), F, 6-1, 190, Lakeville, Minn. (Lakeville North High School)
Winiecki led Waterloo to a sweep of Sioux Falls in the Black Hawks' first-round United State Hockey League playoff series, tallying nine points in three games to lead the league in scoring in the post-season.
Waterloo capped the series win with a 7-2 victory, Thursday as Winiecki had a goal and two assists, all on the power play, to earn the game's second star.
After tallying 19 points in 50 games during his first season with the Black Hawks in 2012-13, Winiecki racked up 24 goals and 50 points in 60 regular-season games this season.
A 2012 graduate of Lakeville North, he captained the Panthers to the Section 1AA championship game as a senior, scoring 25 goals and 57 points in 28 games.
Winiecki will move onto the collegiate ranks next season where he will play for St. Cloud State.
Blake Winiecki has nine points in just three playoff games to lead the USHL in scoring.
|DATE||NAME||HIGH SCHOOL||CURRENT TEAM|
|Sept. 23||Jake Zeleznikar||Hermantown||Coulee Region/NAHL|
|Sept. 30||Max Coatta||Minnetonka||Penticton/BCHL|
|Oct. 7||Jimmy Buckingham||Cretin-Derham Hall||Dells Ducks/MnJHL|
|Oct. 14||Grant Besse||Benilde-St. Margaret's||Wisconsin/Big Ten|
|Oct. 21||David Backes||Spring Lake Park||St. Louis/NHL|
|Oct. 28||Travis Morin||Osseo||Texas/AHL|
|Nov. 4||Thomas Delaney||White Bear Lake||MN Magicians/NAHL|
|Nov. 11||Ben Gordon||International Falls||Tulsa/CHL|
|Nov. 18||Nick Widing||Hill-Murray||Augsburg/MIAC|
|Nov. 25||T.J. Oshie||Warroad||St. Louis/NHL|
|Dec. 2||Jake Randolph||Duluth East||Omaha/USHL|
|Dec. 9||Jeff Jakaitis||Rochester Mayo||South Carolina/ECHL|
|Dec. 16||Conor Girard||Edina||Brookings/NAHL|
|Dec. 23||Luke Dietsch||Cretin-Derham Hall||Austin/NAHL|
|Dec. 30||None Selected|
|Jan. 6||Eriah Hayes||LaCrescent||San Jose/NHL|
|Jan. 13||Adam Estoclet||Benilde-St. Margaret's||Milan/Italian A League|
|Jan. 20||Zach Lehrke||Park Rapids||Minnesota State/WCHA|
|Jan. 27||Brandon Jaeger||Champlin Park||UW-Stevens Point/WIAC|
|Feb. 3||Matt Niskanen||Virginia/Mt. Iron-Buhl||Pittsburgh/NHL|
|Feb. 10||Jake Horton||Benilde-St. Margaret's||Aberdeen/NAHL|
|Feb. 17||John Haeg||Holy Angels||St. John's/MIAC|
|Feb. 24||Grant Opperman||Breck||Dartmouth/ECAC|
|Mar. 3||Garrick Perry||Eastview||Alaska/WCHA|
|Mar. 10||Jonny Brodzinski||Blaine||St. Cloud State/NCHC|
|Mar. 17||Gordie Defiel||Stillwater||Coquitlam/BCHL|
|Mar. 24||Connor Gaarder||Edina||North Dakota/NCHC|
|Mar. 31||Zane Gothberg||Thief River Falls||North Dakota/NCHC|
|Apr. 7||Matt Cullen||Moorhead||Nashville/NHL|
|Apr. 14||Justin Holl||Minnetonka||Minnesota/Big Ten|
|Apr. 21||Blake Winiecki||Lakeville North||Waterloo/USHL|