A.J. Reid
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    A.J. Reid

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Lakeville, Minn.

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 194

    Position:
    F

    Last Team:
    Austin Bruins (NAHL)

    Before Air Force
    Played in 100 career regular-season junior hockey games ... Played 81 games over two seasons for the Austin Bruins of the NAHL and had 94 points while being a +21 ... Played in 26 games in 2011-12 and had 29 points (8-21-29) ... Also had two power-play goals and three game-winners ... Played in 19 games in 2011-12 for the USHL's Fargo Force and had one assist ... In 2012-13, played in 55 games and had 65 points (25-40-65), with nine power-play goals, four game-winners and was a +15 ... Played in eight playoff games each year, having five points in 2013 and four in 2012 ... Junior coach was Cris Tok ... Lettered four years in hockey at St. Thomas Academy ... Team won the 2008 State Championship ... Named all-conference twice and honorable mention all-state in 2011 ... Earned the prestigious Herb Brooks Award as the most qualified hockey player in the Minnesota state tournament who strongly represents the values, characteristics, and traits that defined the legendary hockey coach ... Earned his high school's Torch Award for having a GPA between 3.33 and 3.67 ... Second in command of Brigade XO of Army JROTC program.

    Personal
    Member of Cadet Squadron 18 ... Parents are Alan and Jacki Reid ... Has one younger sister ... Major is management ... Has three relatives that graduated from Army ... Father played college football for the Minnesota Gophers and went on to play running back for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987 ... Godfather is NFL Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White ... Long-term goal is to work in the finance and investing career field ... Favorite NHL team is the Detroit Red Wings ... Favorite players are Steven Stamkos and Steve Yzerman.

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