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.


Let's Play Hockey / Minnesota Wild Photo Contest

Let's Play Hockey / Minnesota Wild Photo Contest


Let’s Play Hockey is teaming with the Minnesota Wild for a weekly Photo Contest in each issue of LPH. E-mail us your best hockey photos and we’ll choose a winner to receive an autographed photo from the Minnesota Wild.

Action shots, celebration shots, unique team photos, shots of players/coaches/fans reading Let’s Play Hockey, photos of a team’s road trip … you name it. The winning photo will be featured within the pages of Let’s Play Hockey each week.

E-mail your best hockey photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a chance to win. Include your name, address, e-mail and phone number, so if your photo is selected, we can send you the signed Wild photo.

Question of the Week

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


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