Burnevik Announces Commitment to SCSU Hockey

Austin Burnevik (Photo courtesy Totino Grace Hockey)

St. Cloud, MN – Highly touted Totino-Grace High School (MN) forward Austin Burnevik announced via Instagram on Saturday, July 31 his commitment to St. Cloud State University. He announced “I am extremely proud and honored to announce my commitment to further my hockey ad academic career at St. Cloud State University. Thank you to my parents, coaches, teammates, and everyone who has helped along the way.”

The 16-year-old 6’3″ 190 left-shooting forward from Ham Lake, MN had a highly productive season for Totino-Grace High School of the Northwest Suburban Conference leading the squad in goal scoring, points, and power-play goals with 19 goals, 22 assists for 41 points including 4 power-play goals. He completed the season with an outstanding  2.16 points per game. In 2019-20 as a 15-year-old, Burnevik posted 14 goals and 13 assists for 27 points at Totino -Grace.

For the 2021-22 season, Burnevik will become a member of the US National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, MI, and play for the US National U17 Team. Joining him on the squad is Oliver Moore, a teammate at Totino-Grace High School.

Neutral Zone, an amateur scouting service noted “Burnevik is a big, strong, power forward with soft hands and a quick powerful release. He does a nice job chipping pucks around defenders, knocks opponents off the puck, and uses his body in tight areas to create separation. He has good first touches, caught hard passes in stride, scored a nice deke breakaway as well as an absolute snipe in the final game coming off the wall, and sniped short side top corner. He is in rare company with his size and puck protection skill and that he can create offense in the zone, out of the corners, and off the wall. He absorbs contact well, is strong on his skates and on his stick making him tough to play against, and able to make plays in traffic. He zips passes off his tape like a junior player and is able to use his reach to shield it on wide rushes.”

Burnevik is a big shooter and most likely will develop his game over the next two seasons in the US National Team Development Program. Most likely, the earliest he could hit the ice in St. Cloud would be for the 2023-24 season.

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