According to Chris Heisenberg's college-hockey recruiting site, Minnesota State recently got a commitment form Albert Junior Hockey League defenseman Mat Knoll. Knoll, a 1990 birthdate from Edmonton, plays for the Spruce Grove Saints. He's a 6-foot-0, 180-pounder who has four goals and 15 assists in 43 games.
He spent the previous two seasons with the Lloydminster Bobcats of the AJHL, compiling eight goals and 28 assists in 112 games.
Someone on the live blog last night was wondering what their D lineup will look like next year. Very different, that's for sure with three players graduating. The vets will be Cooper, Elbrecht, Mosey, Nelson and Heath (one senior, one two juniors, two sophs), with newcomers Palmquist, Stern and Knoll.