VIDEO: Future Gophers Defenseman Tommy Vannelli

Updated: 01/16/2013 11:54 AM By: Darren Wolfson

In the ticket office of Minnetonka high school's Pagel Center hangs the jersey of alum and Toronto Maple Leaf Jake Gardiner. One day in the future the jersey of another Minnetonka defenseman, Tommy Vannelli, might join Gardiner's.

Vannelli, a Gophers recruit, has enjoyed a ton of success over the last year.

**Click the video box above as I chronicle what makes him so good, which has led to a rapid climb up the NHL Draft rankings