Eden Prairie's Casey Mittelstadt works through traffic during a summer tournament game against St. Paul Academy. Photo by Drew Herron
That talent included several of the state's top returning high school players, including Mittelstadt.
The Eagles forward finished last year with 31 goals, including six at the state tournament, and is a first-round prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft. He will be suiting up for Eden Prairie after opting to return to the team for his final varsity season.
A Gophers recruit and member of the USA Hockey Under-18 national team, Mittelstadt heads for Green Bay in the United States Hockey League in mid-August to begin a split season and is expected to return to Eden Prairie in November.