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Meet the 2019 Star Tribune All-Metro first team

By DAVID LA VAQUE, Star Tribune, 03/04/19, 3:30PM CST


Scroll down to see who made the second and third teams as well.

The 2019 All-Metro first team, from left: Mason Nevers, Edina; Jack Jensen, Eden Prairie; Mike Koster, Chaska; Bryce Brodzinski, Blaine; Josh Luedtke, Minnetonka, and Charlie Glockner, Minnetonka. Photo: Jerry Holt • Jerry.holt@startribune.com

All-Metro first team

All-Metro first-team members sound off on….

If I found $40, I would ... Song that makes me want to skate through the end boards What I want an opposing coach to say about me
Bryce Brodzinski Go to the casino and spend it all ‘‘Trippie Red’’ by Dark Knight Dummo They hate to play against me.
Charlie Glockner Donate it to a good cause ‘‘SICKO MODE’’ by Travis Scott something positive.
Jack Jensen Take myself on a solo date and buy a nice steak dinner ‘‘Animal I Have Become’’ by Three Days Grace That I don’t stop working and that I’m hard to play against every shift.
Mike Koster Make a couple Chipotle runs with the boys ‘‘UCLA’’ by RL Grime I am the hardest player to game plan against.
Josh Luedtke Go to all-you-can eat sushi at Kyoto ‘‘The Climb’’ by Miley Cyrus That I leave it all out there every time I step on the ice.
Mason Nevers Save it or maybe see a movie ‘‘Going Bad’’ by Meek Mill Smart, fast and hard to play against.

All-Metro second team


Jack Bayless, Minnetonka, senior: The defending champion’s top forward had 11 goals and 24 assists. Committed to UMass Lowell.

Matthew Gleason, Cretin-Derham Hall, junior: Compete level is off the charts. Netted 34 goals. Verbally committed to Colorado College.

Jett Jungels, Edina, senior: A blur on skates. Takes 29 goals and 28 assists into the state tournament. Committed to Northern Michigan.


Grant Docter, Minnetonka, senior: Scary-good defenseman finished with 10 goals and 26 assists. Committed to Michigan Tech.

Mike Vorlicky, Edina, senior: Runs the power-play and rarely makes mistakes. Tallied four goals and 21 assists. Committed to Wisconsin.


Ben Fritsinger, Andover, senior: Got the Huskies within an overtime goal of the state tournament for a second consecutive year. Won 21 games, allowed 1.31 goals per game and posted eight shutouts.

All-Metro third team


Rhett Pitlick, Chaska, junior: Dangerous every time he touches the puck. Posted 30 goals and 34 assists. Verbally committed to Minnesota.

Jake Braccini, Buffalo, junior: Always noticeable on the ice. Scored 35 goals, added 29 assists. Verbally committed to Minnesota.

Jackson Jutting, Prior Lake, senior: Competed hard all season. Contributed 14 goals and 28 assists. Committed to Colorado College.


Tommy Bergsland, Wayzata, senior: Great shutdown defender added 11 goals and 34 assists.

Wyatt Kaiser, Andover, junior: Incredible skater tallied 10 goals and 22 assists. Verbally committed to Minnesota-Duluth.


Brennan Boynton, Champlin Park, senior: Frank Brimsek Award finalist won 17 games, allowed 2.10 goals per game and registered four shutouts.

Nathan Mueller, Buffalo, senior: Technically sound and competitive. Stopped 94 percent of shots faced and blanked eight opponents.

How the team was chosen

The Star Tribune’s All-Metro teams and Metro Player of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with a panel of coaches and staff observations.

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