Wayzata High School sophomore forward Max Zimmer announced via Twitter on Monday evening that he has verbally committed to play college hockey at Wisconsin:
Very proud and honored to announce that I have committed to play my college hockey at the University of Wisconsin! #badgers
— Max Zimmer (@maxzimmer22) June 9, 2014
Zimmer is a late-'97 birthdate, meaning he won't graduate from high school until the spring of 2016, and won't be eligible for the NHL Draft until 2016. Zimmer had an impressive sophomore campaign where he scored 10 goals and 20 assists for 30 points in 25 games against top-notch high school competition, and finished the year ranked as our top 10th-grader in Minnesota high school hockey.
Zimmer described himself to Andy Johnson of Bucky's Fifth Quarter as a "play-making forward that can play a 200-foot game". Zimmer's high school teammate Matt Freytag committed to the Badgers last summer.