Wisconsin hockey recruiting: Brock Boeser named Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year

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Wisconsin recruit Brock Boeser was honored as the top player in the Twin Cities metro this week by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Despite batting illness in the the early part of the season and losing two senior teammates to the USHL, Brock Boeser was able to help Burnsville high school to a 19-7-1 record and a top-10 ranking much of the season. Along the way, the Wisconsin recruit was able to notch 23 goals and 50 points.

For his efforts, the junior forward was named the 2014 Minneapolis Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year.

Boeser is the fourth future Badger to win the award, following current UW freshman Grant Besse (2013), Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (2008) and Tom Gorwosky (2004).

Boeser's older cousin, Dan, played at Wisconsin from 2000-04 and was a tri-captain his senior season. Dan Boeser's tenure included two seasons under current Badgers' head coach Mike Eaves, who took over the program before the 2002-03 season.

"There's not a player in the state I would trade him for," Dan Boeser, a Burnsville assistant coach told the Star Tribune.

Boeser committed to Wisconsin in May of 2013, choosing the Badgers over Michigan and his hometown Gophers.

A 6-foot, 185-pound forward, Boeser is still undecided where he will spend his senior season. This past weekend Boeser spent two games with Sioux City in the USHL, notching a goal on Friday and adding an assist on Saturday.

In addition to Boeser, other players on the Star Tribune's All-Metro first team included forwards Miguel Fidler (Edina) and Jake Wahlin (White Bear Lake), defensemen Travis Brown (Rogers) and Luc Snuggerud (Eden Prairie) as well as goaltender Vaughan Ahrens (Wayzata).

Second team All-Metro members included Spencer Naas (Benilde-St. Margaret's), Tommy Novak (St. Thomas Academy), Steven Spinner (Eden Prairie), Chandler Lindstrand (Wayzata), Tyler Nanne (Edina) and Zach Driscoll (Eastview).

Joey Anderson (Hill-Murray), Tyler Cline (Blaine), Jack Poehling (Lakeville North), Tyler Tomberlin (Andover), Jack McNeely (Lakeville North), Nick Wolff (Eagan) and Mac Berglove (Elk River) were named to the third team.

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