Colorado Springs, CO – The awards keep coming for St. Cloud State University first-year forward Veeti Miettinen. On March 11 it was officially announced by the league that Miettinen was awarded the league’s top freshman as he was named NCHC Rookie of the Year. This was the first time a member of the Huskies was bestowed with this honor.
Miettinen (Espoo, Finland) was a unanimous NCHC All-Rookie Team selection and also garnered Second-Team All-NCHC honors. The Finn led all NCHC rookies in scoring with 23 points and 13 assists in 24 games this year. Miettinen finished second among conference rookies with both 10 goals and 65 shots on goal, including one game-winner. Ten of his points came on the power play to lead all NCHC rookies, including five power-play goals, while he notched seven multi-point games as a freshman. The Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick was a four-time NCHC weekly award winner and the January Rookie of the Month, as well as National Rookie of the Month to start 2021.