After inking a sizable recruiting class during the early signing period in November, Minnesota State has signed just one in the April period, which began Wednesday. MSU announced on Saturday that defenseman Ian Scheid has signed his letter of intent.
Scheid is a 5-foot-11, 180-pound defenseman from Coon Rapids. He played at Sioux City of the USHL this season where he had five goals and 11 assists for 16 points in 47 games. He started the year in Fargo but was traded after five games. He spent 2014-15 in Austin of the NHL where he had 12 goals and 23 assists for 35 points in 55 games.
A high school player at Blaine, Scheid, was a finalist for the Reed Larson Award as the state's top defenseman as a senior. His father, Jim, played at Wisconsin from 1976 to 1980, and his brother, Eric, just wrapped up his college career at Penn State.
According to MSU's release, the Mavericks will have eight rookies next season, as Scheid joins forwards Charlie Gerard, Josh French, Marc Michaelis, Nicholas Rivera and Parker Tuomie; and defensemen Michael Bigelbach and Edwin Hookenson. The release does not mention forward Jake Jaremko, who signed last November, which may mean he is remaining in the USHL for a second season.