Wings defenseman #20 Dillon Eichstadt made his collegiate announcement this week, commiting to Division I program Bemidji State University. He now becomes the 21st current/former Wings players to make a Division I college commitment in just the program's 4th season of existence. Eichstadt is also the 14th Division I commited player since current head coach Travis Winter took over the program in mid-season during the 2012-2013 season.
Eichstadt, a native of Bemidji, played this past season for the Aberdeen Wings scoring 4 goals and 31 assists. His total on assists would be 2nd best on the team. Last season, Eichstadt was also called up to play for Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL for three games. During the 2012-2013 season, Eichstadt played for the Wenatchee Wild and Kalamazoo Jr. Wings of the NAHL. This season, he also represented Team Central at the 2014 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament.
This past week, he was also drafted by the USHL in the 1st Round, 13th Overall by the Sioux Falls Stampede.
"We congratulate Dillon on his well-deserved commitment to Bemidji State," said Wings head coach Travis Winter. "This opportunity is a byproduct of Dillon's work ethic and growth as a player, athlete and person. He has dedicated himself to doing things the right way and we look forward to watching him continue on his bright hockey journey."