Louis Nanne
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Louis Nanne

Hometown:

Edina Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1994-06-18

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

7th round (188th overall), 2012

Weight:

165 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: Louis Nanne skated in 26 games for Minnesota’s Edina HS as a freshman as the Hornets captured the state AA championship. He scored 4 goals with 1 assist and was plus-four with 6 penalty minutes.

2010-11: Nanne skated in 27 games for Edina HS as a sophomore as the Hornets captured the Section 2AA title and competed in the state tournament. He scored 13 goals with 16 assists and was plus-10 with 12 penalty minutes. Edina defeated Burnsville in the Section 2AA final and defeated Blaine in its first State Tournament game before falling to Duluth East in the semifinals and Eagan in the third-place game. Nanne was selected to play in the High Performance U17 and Final 54 tournaments following the season.

2011-12: Nanne represented the USA at the 2011 Ivan Hlinka Tournament, played for Team Southwest in the Upper Midwest Elite League and represented Minnesota White in the Bauer NIT prior to his junior season at Edina HS. In four games at the Ivan Hlinka tournament he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was minus-two. The USA won three of its four games yet finished fifth in the eight-team tournament. In 23 games for Team Southwest, including three playoff contests, he scored 7 goals with 13 assists and had 12 penalty minutes. In 28 games for Edina he scored 15 goals with 12 assists and was minus-one with 34 penalty minutes. Edina reached the Minnesota state tournament after winning the Section 2A championship and finished 20-5 after falling to Duluth East in a consolation game. Nanne committed to playing at the University of Minnesota in 2013-14 after spending a year in the BCHL with the Penticton Vees.  Ranked 188th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft, he was selected by Minnesota in the 7th round (188th overall).

2012-13: Nanne skated for the powerful Penticton Vees in the BCHL rather than returning to Edina High School for his senior season. In 45 games he scored 19 goals with 22 assists and had 16 penalty minutes. The defending RBC Cup (Canada junior A hockey) champions, Penticton finished first in the Interior Division and advanced to the BCHL finals against Mainland Division champion Surrey. Nanne scored 6 goals with 6 assists in 15 playoff games.

2013-14: After undergoing off-season shoulder surgery Nanne announced in September 2014 that he was de-committing from the University of Minnesota and instead spent the year with the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede. Making his season debut in November after a long rehabilitation process he scored 4 goals with 5 assists and was -13 with 12 penalty minutes in 37 regular season games for the Stampede. Sioux Falls finished fourth in the Western Conference and were swept by first-place Waterloo in a best-of-five first round series. Nanne scored 1 goal and was -1 with no penalties in three playoff games. In December 2013 he committed to playing college hockey at RPI in 2014-15. 

Talent Analysis

Nanne was hampered by shoulder issues after playing high school hockey and is in the first year of his college career. The grandson of one-time Minnesota Northstars player and GM Lou Nanne, he has a strong understanding of the tactical game but is a bit undersized and is not overly gifted in terms of scoring and technical skills.

Future

Nanne is in his freshman season at RPI in 2014-15. Seeing steady ice time with the Engineers he has provided secondary scoring and is adapting to the pace and skill level of college hockey. As with most seventh round picks Nanne faces long odds in one day skating at the NHL level. He should continue to develop his game and add bulk and strength during his college career — providing a clearer picture of his long-term potential.

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