Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Nick Oslund Commits to St. Cloud State

Nick Oslund, a forward from Burnsville High School in Minnesota, who was one of ten finalists for the Mr. Hockey award in Minnesota this year, has committed to St. Cloud State for the 2007 season.

Here's what I had to say about Oslund after watching him play last weekend:

"Nick Oslund-Burnsville-Sometimes I think it's kinda unfair in a game that has very little hitting, to have a guy who is playing in front of a ton of scouts and knows his ticket to the next level is his physical play. Oslund is a nice mix of strength and speed. He had a bunch of very nice hits, and showed some good skills. At the same time, he was on a line with Andy Sackrison, which was kept off the scoreboard. He wasn't really recognized as a college prospect until late this winter when he was named a Mr. Hockey finalist, but he'll definitely find somewhere to play in college. Teams are always going to find room for a big guy that can skate and hit."

He should be a good fit in Bob Motzko's system. He can hit and play physical hockey, but also has the ability to skate. The Huskies were looking to add some size after recruiting a lot of smaller, faster players.

Oslund will be the first Husky to come from Burnsville since former Husky Nate DiCasmirro, who scored 136 points in his Husky career.


cristen said...

*Sigh* How we miss Dicas. :(

Anonymous said...

Go Huskies!

Re: Mike Legg footage blogged a few days ago:

College hockey, like many sports, is indeed a cyclical affair.
It was not lost on me - nay, I must admit it was at the forefront of my consciousness at the time, and now during the dark time - that BOTH the Gophers' back-to-back national championship runs in the early part of this decade involved the ousting of those hated Wolverines.

And fittingly enough, how ironic that Thomas Vanek's game-winner in the 2003 semifinal looked nearly identical to Josh Langfeld's "softy" goal to win the 1998 title against Scott Clemmensen.

....Nice memories indeed

-Sean from South Saint Paul, Minnesnowta