Mr. Hockey finalists headlined by potential 1st-round pick


Riley Tufte of Blaine High is the headliner name on the list of this year's Mr. Hockey Finalists.

Tufte, a 6-foot-5 senior forward with 36 goals and 60 points this season, is the undeniable top prep prospect in Minnesota right now. There's a good chance he's selected in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft in late June.

In October, NHL Central Scouting raised its rating on Tufte from a B prospect to an A prospect, meaning he's a first-round caliber talent, according to

Tufte is committed to Minnesota-Duluth.

The finalists for this year's Mr. Hockey Award:

  • Wyatt Aamondt – Hermantown, Defenseman
  • Chase Ellingson – Breck, Forward
  • Will Garin – Holy Family, Forward
  • Cade Gleekel – Benilde-St. Margaret's, Forward
  • Michael Graham – Eden Prairie, Forward
  • Tyler Jette – Farmington, Defenseman
  • Mitchell Mattson – Grand Rapids, Forward
  • Luke Notermann – Blaine, Forward
  • Casey Staum – Hill-Murray, Defenseman
  • Riley Tufte – Blaine, Forward

Check out full-player profiles at MN Hockey Hub.

The 32nd annual Mr. Hockey awards ceremony is set for March 6 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul – that's the day after the state championship games at Xcel Energy Center.

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