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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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Rochester Mayo High School
South Carolina (ECHL)
Jeff Jakaitis (South Carolina/ECHL), G, 5-10, 165, Rochester, Minn. (Rochester Mayo High School)
During his three-year career at Mayo, Jakaitis helped lead the Spartans to back-to-back state tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000.
Now in his seventh professional season, Jakaitis spent two seasons with the United States Hockey League's Waterloo Blackhawks, leading the team to the East Division regular-season title in his final year.
A four-time team MVP at Lake Superior State, he is now in his seventh professional season, having been named the East Coast Hockey League's goaltender of the year in 2012.
Last week, Jakaitis made 33 saves in 5-1 win at Orlando, earning the game's number two star.
Behind Jakaitis, who leads the league with a 1.72 goals against average, the Stingrays have put together league-best 35 points.
Rochester Mayo graduate and ECHL goaltending leader Jeff Jakaitis.
|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|