Former Stampede product enjoying success in NHL

I came across a nice little story on a kid from Minnesota that played for Sioux Falls in the USHL.

From NHL Prospect Examiner:  Dan Sexton: Anaheim Ducks prospect, small body, big talent

At 22 years of age, undrafted Dan Sexton of the Anaheim Ducks has continued to impress doubters at every level. His goal against the Minnesota Wild tonight is only further proof.

The native of Apple Valley, Minnesota is of a small frame (5'10'', 170 pounds), but his heart is bigger than you would imagine.  Despite not being drafted, Sexton put together a modest season with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL, and broke out with Bowling Green University in following two seasons.

In April 2009, the big boys took notice and the Ducks signed him in the middle of college.  It did not take him long to open some eyes, as he posted 7 points in his first 6 games, not to mention 2 goals in only the third game of his career.

Not many people expected the emergence from Dan Sexton (6 goals, 3 assists for 9 points in 12 games), but that should not let you think that he is some flash-in-pan.  This little guy has dogged tenacity, a outer-strength to stay on his skates and an inner-strength to believe in himself.

Across the hockey world, fellow smaller-sized prospects should begin looking up to his example.

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