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Wisconsin hockey recruiting: Badgers land Milwaukee forward Grant Cruikshank

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Wisconsin's latest commitment has 30 goals and 54 points in just 28 games this season for the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals U16 team.

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Class

Position

Shoots

Height

Weight

2017

Forward

Left

5'9

175

Team

Hometown

DOB

Milwaukee Jr. Admirals U16

Delafield, Wis.

7/19/1998

The Badgers received big news on Friday when Milwaukee Jr. Admirals forward Grant Cruikshank gave a verbal commitment to play his college hockey for Wisconsin.

A 5-foot-9, 175-pound forward, Cruikshank is a dynamic skater with great bloodlines. Cruikshank is the son of former Olympic speedskaters Dave Cruikshank and Bonnie Blair.

Cruikshank is currently a member of the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals U16 team that is coached by former Badger Matt Murray. A native of Delafield, Wisconsin, Cruikshank leads the team in goals (30) and points (54) in just 28 games.

An effortless skater, Cruikshank zips around the ice with ease. He also has a tremendous shot despite his slender stature.

Cruikshank is a second round USHL Phase I Draft selection by the Youngstown Phantoms. Earlier this season, Cruikshank was invited by USA Hockey to play two games with the U.S. NTDP U-17 team when they were dealing with injuries.

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