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Bulldogs receive commitment from Minnetonka defenseman John Stout

Minnetonka junior defenseman John Stout recently took part in the 2022 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament, totaling four points.

Men's hockey players in black uniforms compete against players in white uniforms at Amsoil Arena
Fans celebrate with Minnesota Duluth players after Minnesota Duluth defenseman Hunter Lellig (8) scored the game-winning goal in the third period against Western Michigan on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, at Amsoil Arena in Duluth.
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DULUTH — Minnesota Duluth received a verbal commitment over the Labor Day weekend from Minnetonka High School junior defender John Stout, who recently suited up for Team USA at the 2022 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Stout announced his commitment over Instagram and Twitter, and in both proudly displayed his longtime admiration of the Bulldogs.

Stout posted two goals and two assists in four games for the U.S. at the Five Nations tournament. He had four goals and seven assists a year ago as a sophomore at Minnetonka.

Listed at 6 feet, 179 pounds, Stout was drafted in the third round of the 2022 USHL Futures Draft by the Waterloo Black Hawks. He’s taken part in USA Hockey select festivals each of the past two seasons.

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