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UMD men's hockey: Rundown of commitments for 2022-23 and beyond

A database of Minnesota Duluth men's hockey recruits for the 2022-23 season and beyond

UMD men's hockey
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Last updated on May 17, 2022.

Players who have signed NLIs for 2022-23

Kyle Bettens, F, Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
Jack Smith, F, Sioux Falls (USHL)
Ben Steeves, F, Sioux City (USHL)
Isaac Howard, F, USA Hockey National Team Development Program
Aiden Dubinsky, D, Tri-City (USHL)
Zach Sandy, G, Minot (NAHL)
Riley Bodnarchuk, D, Okotoks (AJHL)
Luke Johnson, F, Lincoln (USHL)
Joey Pierce, D, Lincoln (USHL)
Cole Spicer, C, USA Hockey National Team Development Program

Incoming transfers for 2022-23

Matthew Thiessen, G, Maine
Derek Daschke, D, Miami

Future recruits

2004 birth year

Matthew Perkins, F, Humbolt (SJHL)
Gavin O'Connell, F, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL)
Zam Plante, F, Hermantown (MSHSL)


Jayson Shaugabay, C, Warroad (MSHSL)
Ty Hanson, D, Hermantown (MSHSL)


To add a name to this list or update information, email Matt Wellens at

Scott Sandelin's ability to move his defensemen on to the professional level played a big role in Miami senior defenseman Derek Daschke chosing to play his fifth year at Minnesota Duluth, as did some insight from former Miami and junior hockey teammate Casey Gilling.

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