Chaska hockey was well represented in the 2022 NHL Draft on Thursday, July 7, as former prep players Jimmy Snuggerud and Sam Rinzel were selected in the first round.

Snuggerud was drafted 23rd overall by the St. Louis Blues. A 6’2” forward, Snuggerud played in 51 games for the U.S. National U18 team for whom he posted 20 goals and 56 points. Heading into the draft, he was no. 11 in the NHL Central Scouting’s final ranking of North American skaters.