Posted On: 01/15/22 8:24 PM

Prep Hockey just updated our Junior class rankings and featured a ton of players from many different teams across the whole state. In this article, we delve into who is the top five defensemen in this class, and what they did to get ranked that high. All of these five forwards featured today are committed to a D1 school and are for sure playing hockey after high school. Let’s get right into it.


#1. Zam Plante Zam Plante 5'9" | Forward Hermantown | 2023 State MN | Chaska | 6’4 Defenseman | #1 Ranked overall ’23 | University of Minnesota commit

Zam Plante Zam Plante 5'9" | Forward Hermantown | 2023 State MN is our number one ranked player in the class of 2023. A big reason for that is that he got ranked as the highest-ranked current MN high school player in the NHL central scouting among North American skaters. NHLCS ranked him 26th, which is high and means he has a good shot at getting his name called in the 2022 NHL draft. Sam has started in high school for Chaska since he was a freshman. Rinzel is a big-bodied defenseman that has a lot of tools- he can skate well, shoot well from the point, and is also very

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