#21 Odeen Tufto
WEIGHT: 170 lbs.
BORN: January 9, 1997
HOMETOWN: Chaska, Minnesota
PRONUNCIATION: Odeen Tufto (OH-deen TUFF-toe)
COMMITMENT: Quinnipiac University
USHL DRAFT: 2016, Phase II, 1st round, 7th overall by the Fargo Force.
- The 7th overall pick in the 2016 Phase II Draft, the Storm acquired Tufto, Charlie Dovorany and a 2017 Phase II, fourth-round draft pick from Fargo on January 16, 2017 for Paul Washe, Philip Alftberg and a eighth-round Phase II 2017 draft pick. Considered a highly-skilled forward.
Before the Storm:
- Fourth on Fargo in assists (16) and points (21) at the time of trade. Scored first USHL goal on November 10, 2016 vs. Sioux Falls. Recorded five multi-point games with Fargo, including a career-best three points vs. Cedar Rapids on December 28.
- 2015-16: Led the BCHL's Vernon Vipers in points (65), goals (25) and assists (40) in 65 games. Also added a +22 rating. Team lost in round 1 to Penticton.
- 2012-15: Played for the Minnesota-based St. Thomas Academy. Suited up in 71 games and scored 47 goals and 120 points. Also played in the Minnesota Elite League.
- Middle name is Peter. Odeen Peter Tufto is full name.
- Tufto took on the name Odeen from his grandfather, who passed away. Says he always loved the name Odeen so decided to honor his grandfather.