Madison Capitols (USHL) forward Mitch Hults committed to the University of Minnesota on Wednesday, according to his Twitter and the USHL.
Proud to announce my college hockey commitment to The University of Minnesota. Thank you everyone that helped me along the way! #gophers— Mitch Hults (@hultsym91) March 11, 2015
Hults, who won the Clark Cup last season with the Indiana Ice, is a speedy 20 year-old from Stoughton, Wisconsin (just outside Madison) who moves well for a player of his size. He would be the third Wisconsinite in the Minnesota pipeline following Verona's Tarek Baker and River Falls' Tommy Novak. (Yes, living on the border of Wisconsin is still Wisconsin).
The 6'2", 200 lbs Hults has 32 points (13G-19A) in 48 games this season. The leap in points as an overager is a major step up from the last two seasons with the Ice (the team went dormant for 2014-15 after last season's championship) when he a combined 24 points.
Being that he is a 20 year-old, Hults would have to come in to Minnesota next season.
He is the second forward to reportedly commit to the Gophers in as many Wednesdays. Last week Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL) forward Darian Romanko committed.
Nathan Wells is a college hockey columnist for SB Nation mostly covering both the University of Minnesota and Big Ten. You can also follow him on Twitter -- Follow @gopherstate