Over the next two weeks, we will be putting a spotlight on each and every member of the 2020 Fighting Saints Training Camp roster. The players are set to report to Dubuque by the beginning of October with the USHL season slated to start November 6th. Dubuque returns 10 players from last year’s team, adds two from the NCAA ranks and brings in seven from their affiliate list last year. According to head coach Oliver David, this will be a very young, but talented team. This week we will be profiling Luke Gramer.
Luke Gramer 2019-20 Stats: 24 GP, 7G, 21A, 28P (Moorhead HS)
After being drafted by the Fighting Saints a few years ago, Luke Gramer will get his shot in Dubuque. Last season, Gramer was the captain of the Moorhead Spuds and a finalist for the Mr. Hockey Award in Minnesota.
He recorded 28 points in 24 games on the blue line for Moorhead and during the State Playoffs he was a point per game player with five points in five games.
Gramer is a typical new-wave defenseman who has decent size and plus skating ability. At Saints Main Camp, Gramer showcased that speed and looked to be one of the more confident skaters on the ice for most of the camp.
Gramer will be one of the few defensemen on the Saints who is lacking in junior experience. Only he, Max Burkholder and Riley Rosenthal haven’t played multiple games in junior hockey.
Gramer did see action in one game last season with the Bismark Bobcats of the NAHL but was held off the scoresheet.
The elite skating of Gramer should excite many as he makes his way to Dubuque for the first time in his young career.