Birth year: 1994
Current Team: Minnesota Blades, Midget Major (fall), Edina (MN) High School (winter)
Anthony's fortunes on the ice have accelerated of late, and a quick look at recent video will tell you plenty about where his game is at now as a true power forward with top-end speed.
In June, he made strong showings at the Fargo and Green Bayinvite camps. He's getting feedback that he should expect to be drafted into the USHL next spring.
Green Bay: http://icehockeyconnection.com/video/view/40
2011-12 season review: http://icehockeyconnection.com/video/view/42
USHL Tryout: http://icehockeyconnection.com/video/view/29
In July, he had visits with two D1 schools -- Bowling Green and Penn State -- and the meetings with the assistant coaches went very well. Four other D1 schools have reported that they will be scouting him in the coming months.
Here are some references:
Anthony's adviser, NHL agent Paul Ostby
Gamblers asst. coach Pat Mikesch
Former NHLer, Minnesota Gopher Joe Dziedzic
Steve Olinger, asst. coach at rival Eden Prairie
Former St. Cloud State captain Billy Hengen, head coach at rival Holy Angels
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Some recent stats (verifiable via video or official websites):
Class AA high school Sectional playoffs: 2g, 7a in 3 games. Led entire section in points.
State tournament: 2 games, no points.
Shattuck Jr. Xposure tournament (March 16-18): 2g, 2a in 5 games. Team won title.
U18 Festival, S. St. Paul, Minn. (March 30-April 1): 4g, 1a in 3 games (tied for Festival goal lead with top prospect Jake Guentzel)
U18 NIT 5-state tournament, Plymouth, Minn. (April 19-22): 1g, 2a in 4 games. Team lost in championship.
Junior and College exposure camp (May 4-6) in S. St. Paul, Minn.: 4g, 1a in 4 officiated games.
Coulee NAHL camp (May 11-13): 2g, 2a in 5 officiated games. Invited back to their final camp.
Fargo Force USHL camp (June 1-3) 3g, 2a in 4 officiated games. Made camp's final cut.
Green Bay Gamblers USHL camp (June 17-20): 3g, 3a in 6 officiated games.
TOTAL from above: 36 games, 21g, 20a, 41 pts.
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