The St. Cloud State University Huskies picked up another legacy recruit with the verbal commitment by Bryce Brodzinski of Blaine, MN. Brodzinski announced via twitter on October 5 “Honored and excited to announce my commitment to play college hockey at St. Cloud State University”. Bryce is the youngest son of Mike and Kathy Brodzinski and the fourth to make commitments to Division I hockey. Father Mike was a player and captain for St. Cloud State from 1984 to 1987 and amassed 146 points on 76 goals and 70 assists. Oldest son Jonny followed in his footsteps and played for the Huskies for three seasons prior to signing with the LA Kings organization in 2015. Jonny was also a prolific scorer notching 64 goals and 48 assists for 112 points in 120 regular season games. Another son, Michael played for the University of Minnesota from 2013 to 2016 prior to signing with the San Jose Sharks of the NHL. Son #3 Easton is currently playing for the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League and commited to the Huskies in 2015. It is expected he will join the team for the 2017-18 season.
Bryce appears to be following in father Mike and brother Jonny’s footsteps as a scoring machine compiling 73 goals and 54 assists for 127 points at the Bantam level last season. The right-handed shooter is currently playing for the MN Blades U16 team. Brodzinski is a sophomore at Blaine (MN) High School and will compete for the Bengals hockey program in 2016-17. Brodzinski has gone through a growth spurt and is already 6′ 0″ 185 pounds with more room to grow. A pure scorer, Brodzinski is an outstanding playmaker and looks to continue to develop his skills at the successful Blaine High School program and most likely junior hockey before joining the SCSU program.