Nanne Decommits From Minnesota
by Mike McMahon/Staff Writer
Minnesota native Louie Nanne has decommitted from his homestate University of Minnesota, he confirmed via Twitter.
A '94 forward, Nanne registered 41 points in 45 games (19 goals, 22 assists) last season with the Penticton Vees (BCHL); he was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Draft.
Nanne will play with the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) this season.
"I want to prove to others, along with myself, that I am capable and worthy of playing D-1 hockey," Nanne wrote on his Twitter account.
Nanne is the grandson of Minnesota legend Lou Nanne, and many have speculated that his recruitment by Don Lucia was based more on his name than his ability.
"The U claimed that they took me because of my hockey ability and not my name," Nanne wrote," so if that's true, then I will be playing college hockey somewhere else down the road. Also, I want to make a name for myself rather than living in my grandfather's shadow."
He continued, "Last year when I was in Canada, I found the real Louie Nanne since it was the first time that I was away from home for a long period of time, and I loved the Louie that I got to know. I'm trusting in God's plan for my life."