Grant Dean is a 14-year-old hockey player from Mounds View, Minnesota with a bright future in the sport. Grant is currently playing for the Mounds View Bantam AA team, where he leads the team in goals with 22 in 29 games played. However, if you watch him play you notice much more than just his goal scoring ability. Often times Grant will be the biggest kid on the ice as a 5-foot 10 inch 14-year-old, as well as the hardest working player. This work ethic has been on display the last couple off-seasons as he has been training with the FHIT program. The MAP/FHIT hockey staff began to see major improvements to Grant’s game after drastically improving his skating ability. Due to his improvements, he was given a chance to join the MAP program. Once in MAP, it was clear that he is one of the top players in his age group. Grant has continued to show that he is willing to put in the work to become a great hockey player. This season he has seen his improvements pay off with a successful campaign, posting 22 goals and 16 assists which is also 2nd on his team. The MAP/FHIT hockey staff are proud of Grant’s development and look forward to seeing what the future holds for him.
How many years have you been in the MAP/FHIT program? and what is your favorite part about the program?
I have been in it for 2 years and my favorite part is how hard the coaches push you to get better.
What is your greatest accomplishment in hockey so far?
Almost making it to nationals for tier 1.
What is your dream goal in hockey?
To make it to the NHL.
Favorite pro or college player?
Favorite game-day routine?
I warmup, then listen to music and tape my stick.
Favorite off-season (non-hockey) activity?
Hangout with friends.
Written By: Matt Leitner