Michigan Tech continues to add firepower with Dylan Steman, a forward who just completed his senior season at Maple Grove (Minn.) Senior High where he helped lead the Crimson to their first appearance in the legendary Minnesota State Hockey Tournament. Steman scored two goals and an assist in the sectional final thrashing of rival Blaine, 15–1.
The 5’10” captain was considered an early candidate for the 2012 Mr. Hockey Award, and while he didn’t put up numbers to compete with Will Merchant and the eventual winner, Justin Kloos, he led the Crimson with 55 points including 21 goals and 34 assists and added another 12 points in 5 playoffs games, with 8 goals and 4 assists.
Steman attended USHL camps with Sioux Falls and Cedar Rapids but where he will play junior hockey is still to be determined. The USHL is still a possibility but he may end up in British Columbia or with Bismarck (NAHL) for the 2012–13 season. Steman is likely to spend two seasons in junior hockey before joining Michigan Tech for the 2014–15 season.
Steman is very excited about the opportunity to join the Huskies and is seen as a great leader with a high motor who will be a great player and great student. He should fit right in with what Coach Pearson is trying to do with Michigan Tech.