Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ice Dogs Forward Tayler Munson Verbally Commits to Alaska

Tayler Munson, a forward for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs and a 17th round entry draft selection for the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL has said that he's made his decision to play for the Nanooks.

Munson, a grinder type forward, has six goals and four assists in 20 games for the Ice Dogs. He's the second Ice Dog to commit to the program next to Jared Linnell, also a future USHLer for Cedar Rapids, who is currently sitting with a 10-7-17 scoring line in 25 games.

Ice Dogs bench boss Josh Hauge told Danny Martin of the News-Miner “Tayler has the opportunity to be a very dynamic hockey player. He has a high-level skills set and the potential to be a very good professional prospect.”

For those that haven't been to an Ice Dogs game yet, Munson is a very good role player, with good positioning. He doesn't score a lot of goals, but he gets it done when he needs to. You'll find him forechecking, and helping out his defensemen in the D-zone. 

It's possible, and even likely that we won't see Munson in a Nanooks jersey until 2012 after a year in the USHL. Munson will play for Team Legwand in the NAHL Top Prospects tournament this weekend.

In related news, Nanook recruit Joe Kalicz, who was slated to participate in the same tournament, has been replaced due to injury.

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