Wenatchee has signed defenseman Brett Oberle from Woodbury, MN and will be coming to the Wild for his third season of junior hockey. He’s spent the last two seasons with the NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians. In 2019-20 he picked up one goal and 15 assists for 16 points in 43 games. During the 2020-21 season, he collected five goals and nine assists for 14 points in 42 regular season games. In the playoffs, he had four goals and two assists for six points in ten games. He’s committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for the 2022-23 season.
“Brett is another player we watched a lot of video on during the winter. The first thing that jumps out at you is his skating ability and his desire to impact the game offensively. We like our defensemen to be mobile, competitive, and skilled; Brett has a very good package of these abilities. Being a Junior hockey vet will be a big asset to our young defensive prospects. We believe our style of hockey at both ends will be very beneficial for Brett in his preparation to enter Minnesota-Duluth next year,” Mendelson said.
Oberle put up good numbers for a defenseman during his two seasons with the NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians. He’ll be a welcome addition to Wenatchee’s defense. “Brett is an offensive defenseman who certainly likes to get up and down the ice. Brett has also played two years of junior hockey and will be a great addition to our d-core. Brett has great vision on the ice which allows him to create a lot of offense and breakout pucks. We are all excited to work with Brett and help him prepare for college, where he will attend Minnesota Duluth in 22-23,” Clark said.