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Minnesota Mr. Goalie - Frank Brimsek Award Winners


Coast Guard Cutters Frank Brimsek

Born in Eveleth, Minnesota, Frank Brimsek was one of the first great American hockey players. In the 1938–39 season, he was promoted to the Bruins following an injury to goaltender Tiny Thompson. Subsequently, Brimsek notched 10 shutouts that season, earning him the nickname "Mr. Zero." Since 1994-1995, the annual award is given to the states top goaltender after his namesake.  The Brimsek - Mr. Goalie award, and Minnesota Mr. Hockey award are both sponsored by the Minnesota Minute Men.


Year Award Winner School
1995 Todd Kelzenberg Blaine
1996 Karl Goehring Apple Valley
1997 Kyle Kolquist Duluth East
1998 Adam Coole Duluth East
1999 Adam Laaksonen Cloquet
2000 Jake Brant Roseau
2001 Eric Aarnio White Bear Lake
2002 Josh Johnson Cloquet
2003 Jon Anderson White Bear Lake
2004 Matt Lundin Apple Valley
2005 Alec Richards Breck
2006 Austin Lee Bloomington Jefferson
2007 Reid Ellingson Cloquet
2008 Joe Phillippi Hill-Murray
2009 Casey O'Connor Bloomington Jefferson
2010 Zane Gothberg Thief River Falls
2011 Alex Lyon Lake of the Woods
2012 Michael Bitzer Moorhead
2013 David Zevnik Saint Thomas Academy
2014 Hunter Shepard Grand Rapids
2015 Dyllan Lubbesmeyer Burnsville
2016 Nick Althaus St. Cloud Apollo
2017 Jake Begley Hill-Murray
2018 Atticus Kelly Saint Thomas Academy
2019 Charlie Glockner Minnetonka