Minnesota's Hockey Hotbed

Nearly 1,300 Minnesota natives played pro, college or junior hockey last season. But what city produced the most players?


By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

Here in Minnesota, hockey is strongly woven into our fabric of life. Learning to skate, shoot and stickhandle is a rite of passage for countless Minnesota kids every winter in cities and towns across the state.


Hockey in Minnesota is about trudging through the snow to reach the warming house at the local park. It’s about skipping school or work to go to or watch the state high school tournament.


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What position should the Wild select with its first round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft


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