And, in keeping with local tradition, a few big-name hockey players are near the top.
Former Warroad High School star T.J. Oshie, ex-Wild winger Cal Clutterbuck and one-time Gophers scorer Kyle Okposo all cracked the top 50, suggesting that skill with a hockey stick might correlate to skill with a club.
Or, perhaps, that these guys just like to play a sport where people won’t try to hit them (often) during the offseason.
Something like that.
Either way, the following athletes with ties to Minnesota made the list:
5. Cal Clutterbuck — ex-Wild forward
19. Aaron Hicks — ex-Twins outfielder
25. Kyle Okposo — Former Gophers forward
35. T.J. Oshie — Former Warroad High School forward
64. Mike Miller — ex-Wolves forward
72. Joe Mauer — Twins first baseman
79. Jared Allen — ex-Vikings defensive end
85. Larry Fitzgerald — Minneapolis native
86. Eric Decker — former Gophers wide receiver
92. Lindsay Whalen — Lynx guard, former Gophers guard, from Hutchinson, Minn.