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2023 Wiz Wyatt Player of the Year: Landon Sampair

By YHH Staff, 04/19/23, 11:00AM CDT


Multi-sport phenom led Mahtomedi to a 37-17-5 record during the 2022-2023 season and an appearance in the Region playoffs.

2023 Wiz Wyatt Player of the Year - Landon Sampair

Mahtomedi standout helped Zephyrs to 37 wins

Player: Landon Sampair
Hometown: Mahtomedi
Birthyear: 2010
School: St. Jude of the Lake Catholic School
GPA: 4.0 (4.0 Scale)
Team: Mahtomedi
Position: Forward
Sports: Hockey (AA) and Lacrosse
Parents: Brandon and Liv

It's hard not to notice Sampair during Mahtomedi games, given the sparks flying from his skates. Like fellow Wiz Wyatt finalist Nash Roed of White Bear Lake, Sampair comes from a hockey family with deep roots, and Landon is no exception when it comes to the family business of skating and skill. 

Sampair led the Zephyrs to a four-win result at the Big Pumpkin, sitting near the top of the leaderboard with eight goals and 13 points in five games before helping the Zephyrs finished 37-17-5 on the season. The team eventually bowed out during the West Region playoffs.  

Mahtomedi assistant coach Kevin Bidon said of Sampair, "Lance is one of the best athletes I've ever coached. While he put up points for our team, he also defended as well as anyone on our team," Mahtomedi assistant coach Kevin Bidon said of Sampair. "He's not the rah-rah leader of our team in the locker room, but the minute we hit the ice, everyone knows who's in charge," Bidon added.

2023 Wiz Wyatt Player of the Year Finalists

Jonny Bloedow, Chaska/Chanhassen

Player Team
Jonny Bloedow Chaska/Chanhassen
Dylan Donnay Edina
Owen Konrad Eden Prairie
Nash Roed White Bear Lake
Landon Sampair Mahomedi

Drew Kortan, Moorhead

Past Wiz Wyatt Winners

Year Player Team College/Commit
2022 Sammy Nelson Osseo Maple Grove TBD
2022 Nolan Fitzhenry Andover TBD
2021 AJ Francisco Hermantown TBD
2020 Andrew O'Neill Fargo TBD
2019 Drew Stewart Minnetonka Notre Dame
2018 Zam Plante Hermantown UMD
2017 Brody Lamb Dodge County Minnesota
2016 Kyle Kukkonen Osseo-Maple Grove Michigan Tech
2016 Landen Gunderson* Osseo-Maple Grove Western Michigan
2015 Matt Gleason St. Paul Colorado College
2015 Tyler Haskins* Rochester Denver
2014 Ben Brinkman Edina Minnesota
2014 Brock Faber* Osseo-Maple Grove Minnesota
2013 Jack Olsen Lakeville South St. John's
2013 Grant Slukynsky* Warroad Northern Michigan
*Squirt Winners

2022 Wiz Wyatt Player of the Year, Nolan Fitzhenry of Andover.

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