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UND commit Jackson Blake has been a key to his team's success

Whether it be for Eden Prairie High School or the Chicago Steel, Jackson Blake has been a part of championship teams and will soon be joining another program with a rich history of winning.

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When Jackson Blake was about 3 years old, his dad introduced him to the game of hockey.

"I feel like it's pretty special growing up in Minnesota" Jackson Blake said.

"Everything is hockey, hockey hockey. In the winter you practice at probably 6 (a.m.) and then go out on the pond at 8 until 10 (p.m.), then do it all over again."

Blake won a state high school title with Eden Prairie High School in 2021, scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime, and skated to a USHL title with Chicago in 2021.

His dad, Jason Blake, played in the NHL for 13 years. Jason Blake also starred at Moorhead High School and the University of North Dakota, where he won the 1997 NCAA title and was named a Hobey Baker finalist in 1997 and 1999.


"Always being in the locker room and seeing what other guys were doing like Corey Perry, see what he does on a day to day basis" Blake said.

"I think you pick up some things here and there when you're that young and I feel like that helped a lot."

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Age: 18
Hometown: Eden Prairie, Minn. (born in Fargo, ND)
Position: Right wing/center
Height: 5-10
Weight: 152 lbs
Current team: Chicago Steel
College: University of North Dakota
NHL Rights: Carolina Hurricanes (2021 4th round pick, #109 overall)
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Kirsten Krull covers juniors and prospects for The Rink Live. She is a 2020 St. Cloud State graduate, and has been working in the hockey world for over six years, covering many levels of the game from juniors to the NHL.
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