Will Hillman grew up in Blaine, MN and is currently enjoying his rookie season playing for the Bismarck Bobcats in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). During his high school hockey career playing for Blaine, he had an impressive 99 total points. Now the recently turned 19-year-old skater is leading his team in goals with 13 in only 22 games, which also puts him in the top 10 in the whole NAHL. Also, Will is 2nd on his team and in the top 30 in the league with 23 points thus far. His hot start to this season has caught the eye of Division-1 college hockey scouts, as he has recently committed to play collegiately at Minnesota State University, Mankato following his junior hockey career. The 6’1 forward has a knack for scoring big goals and possesses speed and strength that blends well with his skill level. Will has always been passionate about improving his game and has shown steady growth over the years. He continues to display the type of work ethic and commitment it takes to be successful as a hockey player, as well as a human being. MAP hockey could not be prouder of Will with the way he has represented himself and the program.
How many years have you been in the MAP, and what is your favorite part about the program?
I’ve probably been doing MAP for 3 or 4 years; my favorite part of MAP is the ability to come in and workout when you want
What is your greatest accomplishment in hockey so far?
Either going to state for high school or going to Minnesota State
What is your dream goal in hockey?
My dream goal is to play professionally either here or across the pond
Favorite pro or college player?
My favorite player is Tom Wilson because he plays so tough but can also make a lot of plays and put the puck in the back of the net
Favorite game day routine?
Subway sandwich before the games is a must. And same stretch and warmup routine
Favorite off-season (non-hockey) activity?
Going up to my cabin and just being able to be on the water all day long