Excited to say I will be playing college hockey at Minnesota State Mankato. Thanks to everyone who has helped me get to where I am today!— Reggie Lutz (@Reggie_Lutz) May 23, 2016
According to a story in the Fairbanks News-Miner, Lutz visited MSU on Monday.
“When I went on my tour today, I just fell in love with the campus and the student life there,” Lutz said in the article. “I felt it was great fit for me with what I want to study, and the hockey there is great. For me, I think it was kind of an easy decision. Plus, it’s in Minnesota. It’s got everything that I want.”
Lutz, who is expected to join the Mavericks in 2017 after another season with the Ice Dogs, is a 5-foot-10, 175-pound forward who had 30 goals and 21 assists in 57 regular-season games and another nine goals and three assists in 12 playoff games.
As a high school senior, Lutz had 60 points in 25 games, including 35 goals.
“After going to Mankato it was an easy decision,” Lutz told the News-Miner. “The other schools, I was definitely interested in but I didn’t think they could match what Mankato could give me, such as schooling and playing wise and the great facilities that they have in Mankato.”