Prior Lake's Alex Bump named USA Today Hockey Player of the Year

Bump was recently selected in the fifth round of the NHL draft by the Philadelphia Flyers after putting up 83 points in 31 games for Prior Lake.

Hockey Day EGF Prior Lake
Prior Lake forward Alex Bump (19) celebrates a goal against East Grand Forks during the first period Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at Blakeslee Stadium in Mankato. Jason Wachter / The Rink Live
Jason Wachter / The Rink Live

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. — Minnesota's own Alex Bump has been given the 2022 USA Today Hockey Player of the Year award for high school players.

Bump, a native of Prior Lake, put up 81 points in 31 games played for the Lakers where he captained them to the 2022 state tournament for the first time in the school's history.

After the end of his high school career, Bump went on to play with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL where he scored 17 points in 27 games.

The 6-foot, 194-pound forward was recently selected in the fifth round of the NHL draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Mr. Hockey finalist is committed to Vermont to play Division-1 hockey alongside Mr. Hockey winner , Max Strand.


The sophomore defender announced her commitment after a successful season with the Skippers that ended in a Class AA second-place finish.

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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