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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.
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Minnesota Magicians (NAHL)
Sam Becker (Minnesota Magicians/NAHL), D, 6-0, 175, Roseville, Minn. (Hill-Murray High School)
Second-year NAHL defenseman Sam Becker played in two of the three Magicians games last week, but made his presence known as he racked up six assists in a split with Brookings to earn the Easton Midwest Division Star of the Week award.
On Friday, the former Hill-Murray standout totaled four assists in a 6-5 shootout win. On Saturday, Becker picked up two more assists in a 5-4 loss. He was also +3 during the two games.
For the season, Becker second on the Magicians in scoring with 13 points, which are all assists. His 13 points is tops for all NAHL defensemen.
“Sam has grown quite a bit as a person and a player. He can move the puck, make plays and he has been playing very well. He plays to his strengths and works on his weaknesses,” said Magicians head coach Tom Upton.
As a senior at Hill-Murray, Becker was one of the state's top defensemen and helped lead the Pioneers to the 2013 Class AA championship game, scoring 10 goals and 32 points in 30 games.
Besides hockey, Becker was also a standout football and lacrosse player at Hill-Murray. He was a U.S. Lacrosse All-American as a Pioneer.
Sam Becker leads all NAHL defense in scoring following a six-assist weekend.
|DATE||NAME||HIGH SCHOOL||CURRENT TEAM|
|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)|