Lakeville North defenseman Jack Sadek, No. 83 on NHL Central Scouting's midterm list of the top North American skaters eligible for the 2015 NHL Draft, has been named one of the 10 candidates for Minnesota's prestigious Mr. Hockey Award.
The Mr. Hockey Award, chosen by NHL scouts, junior-hockey scouts and coaches, and select media members from around Minnesota, is given to the outstanding senior high school boys' hockey player in the state each season. Three other awards will be presented at a banquet that is set for March 8 at the Grand Ballroom at RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn.
Sadek (6-foot-1, 185 pounds) is Central Scouting's highest-rated Minnesota scholastic hockey player. The University of Minnesota recruit has four goals and 24 points in 23 games for Lakeville North (23-0-0) this season. He has a point in 15 of Lakeville North's 23 games.
"Jack is a two-way defender who skates well in all directions," Central Scouting's Greg Rajanen told NHL.com. "He handles the puck well and runs the power play from the top with good passing ability, quick release from the point and overall good decisions.
"He's a bit of a late bloomer but overall a solid prospect."
There are two other players among the 10 nominees who are listed on Central Scouting's midterm report: Elk River senior center Jacob Jaremko (5-11, 170) and Moorhead senior defenseman William Borgen (6-2, 189).