Former defenseman talks about playing for SCSU in the 1990s, seeing his son commit to play for the Huskies

Dan Reimann played for St. Cloud State from 1992-96 and then played pro hockey in the ECHL. His son, Jack, recently signed to play center for the Huskies. Fun coversation on the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast.

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Dan Reiman played defense for St. Cloud State from 1992-96. He played in 149 games and finished with seven goals, 27 points and 249 penalty minutes in his college career.
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Dan Reimann became a member of the St. Cloud State men's hockey team in 1992, which was early on in the program's NCAA Division I era. He was recruited by 1980 Olympian John Harrington, who was an assistant coach for the Huskies at the time.

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Recently, Dan's son, Jack, signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Huskies. Dan talks about what his recruiting experience was like compared to going through it with his son.

Jack Reimann, a 20-year-old center from Ham Lake, will join St. Cloud State in the fall of 2023. Reimann played high school hockey for Blaine and his father, Dan, was a defenseman for SCSU from 1992-96.

He shares memories of playing with some great players with the Huskies, including Matt Cullen and Mark Parrish.

After finishing school, Dan played pro hockey for three seasons in the ECHL, including one with the Johnstown Chiefs.

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Dan Reimann in the St. Cloud State University men's hockey team photo for the 1995-1996 season.
Courtesy of St. Cloud State University

He shares stories about all of these things and more on this episode of the Huskies Hockey Insider podcast with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten.



1:00 Recruiting interest in him playing for Anoka High School, playing for the Des Moines Buccaneers and being recruited by former SCSU assistant coach John Harrington

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Dan Reimann in 1992

2:20 What it was like being recruited by Harrington, a member of the 1980 Olympic team , Harrington getting injured at one of his games

3:06 Why he picked St. Cloud State over Lake Superior State

4:15 Memories of playing for powerful Anoka teams

5:20 The transition from Anoka to playing in the USHL in 1991, playing for coach Bob Ferguson in Des Moines, winning a Clark Cup, his billet family

7:20 What it was like playing for the Buccaneers

9:20 Joining St. Cloud State early in the NCAA Division I era, Brett Lievers, the rivalry with the University of Minnesota, being a part of the first Huskies team to beat the Gophers


11:25 Being a teammate with Matt Cullen , running into him recently, how he ended up wearing No. 9 and not No. 7

13:50 Being a teammate of Dave Paradise , a combination of talent and grit

15:07 Beaing a teammate Dr. Taj Melson , one of the great skating and offensive-minded defensemen to play for SCSU

16:09 Being a teammte of Sascha Molin

16:50 Being a teammate of Mark Parrish, being with him when he signed his first pro contract

18:20 Being a teammate of Brian Leitza , who owns many school goaltending records

19:15 What it was like going through the recruiting process with his son, Jack, being recruited by Canisius, Princeton and Maine, UMass before picking SCSU

Both of Gruba's parents attended St. Cloud State. His father, Tony, played forward for the Huskies from 1990-94 and was the team's captain his senior season.

21:45 His son going to be a teammate with Leo Gruba, whose father, Tony, was a teammate of Dan's


22:30 Coaching his son and daughter when they played for Blaine Youth Hockey

25:00 A scouting report on his son, Jack

26:20 Playing pro for the Johnstown Chiefs, playing in the arena where "Slap Shot" was filmed, being a teammate of Nick Fotiu

29:40 What it was like playing in the ECHL in the 1990s

31:30 Knowing the Brodzinski family, Jack being a high school teammate of Bryce

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Mick Hatten is a reporter and editor for Forum News Service and helps manage, a website dedicated to hockey. He began working for Forum Communications in November 2018 and has covered St. Cloud State University hockey since 2010. A graduate of St. Cloud State, he has more than 30 years of experience as a journalist and has been a youth hockey coach since 2014.
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