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2021 Bantam Player of the Year

By YHH Staff , 05/01/21, 11:30AM CDT

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Teddy Townsend of Eden Prairie takes home this year's award after leading the Eagles to the Bantam AA State Tournament in March.

2021 Bantam Player of the Year - Teddy Townsend

Townsend powered one of the state's best forward lines during the 2020-2021 season


Teddy Townsend, Eden Prairie

In 2019, Teddy Townsend helped his Eden Prairie Eagles capture a state championship after a surprise run through the Peewee AA State Tournament. 

In 2021, Townsend led the Eagles back to the postseason Promised Land, racking up 51 goals and 98 points before the Eagles fell to Moorhead 3-1 in the quarterfinals. The Eagles rebounded with a 7-3 win over rival Edina 7-3 and earned consolation glory with a 4-0 victory over Hermantown.

Townsend's rocket-like skating, soft hands, and out-of-this-world hockey sense were on display all season, making him one of the top players in the country in his age group.  

Townsend's Eagles go 33-8-4 during the 2020-2021 season and is a likely invitee to the National Team Development Program's Under-17 tryout. 


Townsend recorded six goals and nine points during the 2020 Battle for the Blue Ox.

2021 Bantam Player of the Year Finalists

Player Team
Murray Marvin Cordes Warroad
Adam Kleber Chaska Chanhassen
Danny Nelson Osseo-Maple Grove
Max Plante Hermantown
Sam Scheetz Chaska Chanhassen
Teddy Townsend Eden Prairie

Bantam Player of the Year Past Winners

Year Player Team College NHL Draft Rights
2013 Ryan Zuhlsdorf Edina Minnesota Tampa Bay
2014 Casey Mittelstadt Eden Prairie Minnesota Buffalo
2015 Gavin Hain Grand Rapids North Dakota Philadelphia
2016 Ethan Frisch Moorhead North Dakota N/A
2017 Jake Braccini Buffalo Minnesota N/A
2018 Kyle Kukkonen Osseo-Maple Grove Michigan Tech N/A
2018 Brock Faber Osseo-Maple Grove Minnesota N/A
2019 Max Burkholder Chaska Chanhassen Colorado College N/A

2020 Bantam Player of the Year, Zam Plante of Hermantown.

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