Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Badgers, Anders Lee have mutual interest

Yesterday we had the opportunity to talk with potential recruit Anders Lee about how far along he is in the recruiting process. Lee will be a senior forward at Edina, H.S. (MN). If you follow college hockey recruiting closely, you may have remembered a false commitment to Harvard reported by Shooter of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. (surprise, surprise)

Lee said that he has visited the campus and got a tour by Eaves and forwards coach Kevin Patrick. He has been offered a scholarship for either 2010 or 2011 depending on departures. We will be losing lots of forwards for those 2 seasons so a player of Anders quality is needed.

Lee really has a good head on his shoulders and when asked what he was looking for in a school he told us this, "I'm looking for a place that I can see myself in for four years along with hockey. I look for a great education that Wisconsin has that, if my hockey career doesn't pan out i have a great education to fall back on."

Last season was his first at Edina, (where he is originally from) after transferring from St. Thomas Academy where he used to play with 2009 Badger goaltender recruit Aaron Crandall. Lee had 32 goals and 54 points and led the Hornets all the way to a runner up finish at the state AA tournament. Edina returns an extremely talented senior class with forwards Zach Budish (committed to Minnesota) and Marshall Everson (committed to Harvard).

On top of being extremely talented on the ice, he has some special skills on the football field as well. He was the starting quarterback for Edina as a junior last season and has drawn D-1 interest in football. Here are his 2007 football stats.