St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud State University Huskies have added another top Minnesota high school player with the commitment of Gentry Academy forward Barrett Hall. The 6’0″ 170-pound left-shooting native of Apple Valley, MN announced his commitment to the Huskies via Twitter on June 3rd announcing “Super pumped to announce my commitment to St. Cloud State University to play Division I hockey! Can’t thank my family, friends, and coaches enough for all the support.”
The four-year player for Gentry Academy (Vadnais Heights, MN) became the Star’s all-time leading scorer during the 2021-22 season accumulating 186 points (86 goals, 100 assists) in 94 games. The 18-year-old had an exemplary high school career contributing 15 goals as a freshman and in excess of 20 goals per season for the balance of his high school career for an outstanding 1.94 points per game.
During the 2020-21 season, Hall led his team to the state Class A championship with an 8-1 win over Dodge County adding a goal and an assist. This past season, the Stars moved to Class AA and were upended by SCSU commit Leo Gruba and Hill-Murray in the semi-finals. He was rewarded for his individual efforts by being named one of 10 finalists for the 2022 Mr. Hockey Minnesota Award.
Pre and post the Minnesota High School season, Hall played 19 games for the Minnesota Wilderness of the NAHL posting 5 goals and 15 assists for 20 points in 19 games. He finished with an offensive flurry with 7 multi-point games in the last 10 contests.
In May, Hall was the highest-drafted Minnesotan in the 2022 USHL Phase II Draft being selected by the Green Bay Gamblers as the 3rd pick in the first round. Fellow future Husky Leo Gruba was the 3rd highest-drafted Minnesotan in this draft. He will be eligible for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in July.
Neutral Zone, a prominent amateur hockey scouting service describes Hall as a “Tall, smooth puck carrying forward with reach and speed. He brings a big body presence to the game and is not afraid to get involved physically, creating more room for himself and his teammates. He has excellent vision and has the ability to create ten-foot plays all over the ice.”