Like most Minnesota-natives, Mikey Anderson grew up learning to play hockey on his family's backyard rink with his older brother and sister.
He and his brother, Joey, dreamed of playing on the same team together one day. So, when Joey committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth, Mikey naturally followed in his footsteps the following year.
While they were representing the Bulldogs, the two were able to win a National Championship as teammates, a pretty special experience for their family.
Now, Mikey is in his first year with the Ontario Reign, where he'll have a chance to be on the opposing side of his brother, who is in his second year with the New Jersey Devils' AHL team, the Binghamton Devils.
"It'll be my first pro season so I'm looking to get comfortable, put my best foot forward and take it one day at a time."
In Reign Head Coach Mike Stothers' eyes, Anderson has everything he's looking for.
"He's a born leader," Stothers said. "There's no limit to where he can take it."
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