Let's Play Hockey newspaper in 2013 created an annual award to honor
the top Minnesota high school senior defenseman.
award was named after Reed Larson who played for the Gophers from 1975
to 1977 after finishing his high school career at Roosevelt High School
in Minneapolis, MN. He played in the NHL from 1977 to 1990
and is a member of the U.S.
Hockey Hall of Fame.
The candidates of the Reed Larson Award are judged on Academics,
Community/extra-curricular activities, Citizenship, Coachability and On-ice