Excited to announce my commitment to Minnesota State Mankato, thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way #mavs— Walker Duehr (@walker_hockey5) January 27, 2016
Duehr, 18, a native of Sioux Falls, S.D., has six goals and 12 points in 14 games this season. He missed the first part of the season while rehabilitating an offseason knee surgery. He's described on the Storm's website as a "powerful, hard-skating forward with a wicked shot."
“He’s been through a lot and battled hard to get back,” Storm head coach and general manager Bill Muckalt said in a team press release. “Walker has made a real impact on our team. We’re looking forward to continue working with him to get ready for college hockey. He has a bright future.”
Duehr, who played for the Sioux City Musketeers last season, is cousins with Mavericks sophomore forward Zeb Knutson.
“It feels great to know the next step in my hockey career,” Duehr said in the release. “It’s nice to know I’ll have a home for four years.”