Maple Grove captain Landen Gunderson commits to Western Michigan

The junior captain had 80 points in 30 games for the Crimson last season and helped lead the team to the state title game.

Landen Gunderson celebrates after scoring a goal in the Section 5AA championship game on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022.
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MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Maple Grove captain and leading point scorer Landen Gunderson has announced his commitment to play college hockey for Western Michigan University.

The junior had 21 goals and 59 assists for a total of 80 points in 30 games this past season for the Crimson.

Maple Grove was the 2022 Class AA runner up, losing in overtime to Andover in the state championship game.

The 17-year-old forward from Plymouth announced his commitment on Saturday via social media.

Gunderson is listed as 6-foot-1 inch tall and 175 pounds — his USHL rights belong to the Madison Capitols.


It has been a busy summer for Crimson players, with Gunderson's teammate Finn Brink also recently announcing his commitment to the University of Wisconsin.

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Maple Grove forward Landon Gunderson (17) has his shot go over the shoulder of Prior Lake goaltender Trevor Boschee (1) during the first period Friday, March 11, 2022, in the State Boys Hockey Tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
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More commitments from players around the state will likely be announced over the next few weeks as rising juniors can begin to accept verbal offers from coaches and can schedule official college visits starting August 1.

The 16-year-old forward announced his verbal commitment to play for the Badgers after a big sophomore season with the Storm.

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Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies and was a part of the University Honors Program.
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