Chicago Steel forward Danny Mattson will continue his playing career next season at Bemidji State University.
Mattson is currently tied for second in scoring on the Steel with 11 points (4g, 7a) while being limited to just 14 games so far this season. The 20-year-old also leads the club with a plus-five rating. He has four multi-point games this season, including contributing to all three goals (1g, 2a) in the 3-2 win over Cedar Rapids on October 22nd. It is the second USHL season for the native of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mattson began the 2009-10 campaign with the Omaha Lancers before being acquired by the Steel mid-season. He tallied 29 points (15g, 14a) in 58 games between the two clubs.
Mattson's Chicago Steel teammate Sam Windle is also committed to Bemidji State University along with Des Moines Buccaneers forward Mitch Cain and Lincoln Stars defenseman Matt Prapavessis.
Bemidji State is currently in its first season in the WCHA and has eight USHL alumni on the roster; Jake Areshenko (Fargo Force), David Boehm (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Ryan Cramer (Waterloo Black Hawks), Drew Fisher (Sioux Falls Stampede/Indiana Ice), Radoslav Illo (Tri-City Storm), Ben Kinne (Sioux City Musketeers), Matt Read (Des Moines Buccaneers), and Shea Walters (Green Bay Gamblers).
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)