Joey Anderson commits to UMD

The University of Minnesota Duluth lands Hill-Murray freshman, Joey Anderson, for the 2017 season.

Although Joey Anderson has yet to skate with Hill-Murray as a high-schooler, the future freshman recently tweeted that he is committed to skate wearing a Bulldog sweater in the future.

Last year, as an 8th grader, Anderson started out playing junior-varsity, until he was moved up to varsity at the end of January because of his talent level.

The Roseville native scored a goal and had an assist in his first varsity game against the state champions, St. Thomas Academy.  Hill-Murray went on to beat the Cadets 3-1 in Anderson's first game with skaters that were 4 years older than him.

Anderson finished his first season competing at the varsity level with nine goals for 21 points in 14 games, giving him an impressive 1.5 points-per-game production.

Being that Anderson doesn't finish high school for a few years, the earliest he could join the Bulldogs would be for the 2017 season.  I would imagine the '98 forward would play a year of juniors, but the question marks that surround that situation are abundant as of now.

I wouldn't say this is very characteristic of UMD too swoop down and earn a commitment from one of the top 1998 skaters in country, but it is a huge success for the Dogs nonetheless.  The 5-10, 175lb Anderson will get chance to skate with former Hill-Murray blue-liner, Blake Heinrich, as well.

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