2007-08: Everson just completed an outstanding junior year at Edina High School, where he led the Hornets in scoring with 68 points (43 goals, 25 assists) in 31 appearances. His 43 goals and 2.13 points per game also led the team. He was a member of one of the state’s most lethal combinations, playing alongside fellow juniors Zach Budish and Anders Lee. Everson’s excellent season earned him numerous accolades including spots on the Class AA All-Tournament Team and the Star-Tribune All-Metro First Team. Everson was also named an honorable mention both the AP and Pioneer Press All-State team.
Everson (pronounced “Eve-er-son”) has all the makings of a rock solid power forward. He is an excellent skater combining good speed with long, powerful, fluid strides. He skates with nice edges and transitions quite well. While Everson is not an overly physical player, he doesn’t shy away from playing the body when necessary. Where Everson is particularly dangerous is around the net. He works and competes hard and has shown a willingness to take the punishment in front of the net to make/finish plays. Everson also takes full advantage of size and reach. He can also be a game-breaker and has the ability to step up his game in crucial situations.
Everson is an intelligent player with great hockey sense who sees the ice well and knows where plays will end up. He also possesses some really nice hands and a very good shot. He is very poised and patient with the puck. He can finish plays as well as set them up. His play along the boards and corners is also very good. Everson has also demonstrated that he can make smart decisions with the puck. He is defensively responsible, but it is an area that should improve with further development.
Freshman at Harvard University for the fall of 2009.