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100 Names to Know: 75 - 51

By Craig Peterson, 01/19/21, 6:04PM EST


75. Cameron Dunn
West Ottawa
2003 Senior Forward

I really like Dunn’s patience with the puck. He makes plenty of smart plays on the move, going one way and teammates going another. It’s a lot to process but Dunn does it with his head up, surveying the situation and making heady decisions that lead to offense. 


74. John-Michael Watson
Saginaw Heritage
2003 Senior Defenseman

Watson is a very versatile player for coach J.J. Bamberger. He has been a cornerstone guy for the program for three years that have included a Final Four appearance in each season. Now a senior, Watson will lead a young group from the backend in a quest for four straight trips.


73. Carson Peters
Traverse City Central
2003 Senior Forward

Don’t let his size fool you. Peters can be a very dangerous player. He zips around the ice in open spaces and tight quarters, and can burn defenders on his way to the net with a nice finish. Put together four separate four-game point streaks last season, and the Trojans will look to him for consistency again in 2020-21.


72. Andrew Potyk
Lake Orion
2002 Senior Forward

Has a decent jump on scrums and it feels like he has the puck on his stick a lot throughout the course of a game. Potyk can get caught trying to do too much at times, overhandling and skating into trouble. However, with the puck constantly on his stick, he has the ability to dictate the flow of the game quite a bit. 


71. Everett Pietila
2003 Junior Forward

Gritty guy that sticks his nose in the mix along the boards and also clogs shooting lanes in the D-zone. Every lineup needs a player like Pietila who makes the dirty plays that not everyone is willing to do. Teammates will rally around those shot blocks and board battles.


70. Luke Nickolaus
Byron Center
2002 Senior Forward

Very talented with a nice skillset. Few have the natural ability to finish the way that Nickolaus does and on a team full of dangerous goal scorers, he may be their biggest threat. The Bulldogs return their top five scorers from a season ago.


69. Kaleb Miller
Bay Reps
2003 Senior Forward

Carries good pace through the neutral zone and attacks with speed. Miller can be very dangerous on the rush with and without the puck. He had seven multi-goal games in the Reps’ final 10 outings, including both playoff games. Miller is capable of striking and striking in bunches.


68. Adam Chismar
2002 Senior Defenseman

Covers a ton of surface area with his 6-foot-5 frame and very long reach. Chismar is not super strong on the puck but flashes some really good skills when he has possession. He’s pretty heady, and jumps into soft areas in the offensive zone at some opportune moments as well. 


67. Ansel Frost
2003 Senior Forward

The Redmen return quite a few players from last season’s Final Four team, and Frost will lead the way for coach Doug Garrow’s squad. Small in stature but big in game, he has plenty of puck skills and pairs that with a good motor that doesn’t slow down.


66. Caleb Kneiding
2002 Senior Defenseman

Really big, thick D-man who is pretty stingy defensively. I think his range of mobility is a little deceiving because of his size but Kneiding is really good one-on-one and positions himself well between the opponent and the net. Reliable first pass and pretty fluid feet with the puck on his stick.


65. Aaron Vyletel
Grosse Pointe South
2003 Senior Forward

A work-hard guy who creates a lot of havoc on the forecheck and is a perfect fit for coach Paul Moretz scheme. Was second on the team in scoring for last season’s No. 7-ranked Blue Devils and could have an even bigger campaign as a senior. 


64. Chad Noetzel
Port Huron Northern
2002 Senior Forward

Caught my eye early last season and never let up after that. Noetzel is a big impact player for the Huskies and more than just putting up points. He’s pretty reliable defensively, good motor on the forecheck and constantly makes things happen all over the ice.


63. Jamie Newton
Ann Arbor Skyline
2003 Senior Forward

He’s really effective in space and has nice vision with the puck. I would like to see him be grittier in the corners but his play-making ability is fantastic, creating scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates in the offensive zone.


62. Mason Mikesch
2003 Senior Forward

Mikesch has a pretty large frame with good reach. His size helps him engage along the half-walls and be a factor in board battles. Posted 41 points in his junior year and is a really nice playmaker in the Bulldogs’ lineup.


61. Robert Dessy
Rochester Stoney Creek
2003 Senior Forward

Battled back from injury this fall and returned to the ice strong. Dessy gets up and down the ice quick with a good jump in his game. He also has a pretty large range, covering a lot of the ice in a timely fashion. Should have a huge senior year for the Cougars. 


60. Devan Grayshaw
2002 Senior Forward

I thought Grayshaw was a little passive in the fall, but I’m also quite confident that coach Ryan Ossenmacher will get the four-year senior back to being effective in the regular season. Grayshaw is a thick, strong kid who drops bombs with his shot and is a pretty decent puck carrier as well.


59. Maxwell Rallis
2003 Senior Defenseman

He keeps everything in front of him, and as a former defenseman I really respect that. Rallis is a low-risk type guy that moves pucks to his wingers and isn’t going to put his team in jeopardy by trying to do too much. Good frame, good skater as well.


58. Garrett Walker
2003 Senior Goalie

One of the bigger, more mobile goaltenders in the Class of 2021. Walker works his way through traffic effectively, stays square and takes up a lot of net. He had the second lowest goals against average in the MDHL with a 1.78; a league that does *not* favor the net minders.


57. Nathan Przysiecki
2002 Senior Forward

Good power forward type look to him with size and thickness. Przysiecki is reliable from the wing and does a nice job making sure pucks get out of trouble areas in the D-zone and deep on a forecheck in the O-zone. Should have a significant impact for the Bulldogs this season.


56. Mitchell Skamiera
South Lyon Unified
2003 Senior Forward

A pretty good skater who looks smooth and comfortable on the ice. Skamiera has some good flash to his game and nice puck skills. He’s on the lighter side and can get bumped off the puck along the walls but in open space, Skamiera can create a bunch.


55. Braeden Fouchea
2003 Senior Forward

He’s not going to win a beauty pageant but damn does he work hard. Fouchea’s got a motor that doesn’t let up and is the poster child for Rockford’s style of hockey. Gritty, aggressive, relentless at times and just gets stuff done, never worried about being pretty.


54. Thomas Shea
Detroit Catholic Central
2003 Senior Forward

One of CC’s bigger guys up front and plays the power forward role well. Can be a little over his skis at times but I’d rather have a guy that overpursues and plays too fast as opposed to the inverse. When Shea is on, though, lots of good things happen and he can make plays with and without the puck.


53. Kolin LeDuc
Macomb Dakota
Junior Forward

Love this kid’s game; his style of play jumps off the screen at you when watching film. LeDuc has an impact on the game in all three zones for all three periods, as he’s constantly involved in the play and one of the more talented players flying under the radar in Michigan. 


52. Lucas Jeffreys
Forest Hills Central
2003 Junior Defenseman

Really big, thick D-man who’s sneaky smooth with the puck. Jeffreys can be a little slow in transition defensively but I think in-zone, he can actually be pretty staunch in the corners against oncoming forwards. One of many talented junior defensemen on the westside.


51. Matt Mogle
Jackson Lumen Christi
2003 Senior Forward

Mogle is a hungry dog on the ice that is relentless on both the forecheck and backcheck. It’s a rarity to find a young center who plays such an honest game but he was the real deal up the middle last season and I expect him to be even better as a senior. 


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