JT Canakes
JT  Canakes

RS Senior

Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220





Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Minnesota Shuts Out Illinois to Solidify Tournament Berth

The Gophers used two pitchers to complete the 2-0 shutout


Gopher Spotlight: J.T. Canakes

Get to know the senior from Eden Prairie, Minn.


Gophers Use Early Lead to Win, 5-1 Over Western Illinois

Minnesota had all starting nine get a hit in the win


Windle Pitches His Way Into Gopher Baseball History With Nine-Inning No Hitter

The junior pitched the first Gopher no hitter since April 4, 1993

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Appeared in 23 games • Academic All-Big Ten honoree• letterwinner• had 39 at bats and produced three doubles and eight hits and scored six runs• walked seven times• saw action in six Big Ten Conference games• started as the designated hitter against UW-Milwaukee (2/25)• went 1-3 with a double and a run scored in the 9-4 win over Michigan (3/31)• held a career-high game when he went 3-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the come-from-behind 11-7 win over North Dakota State (4/25)• had one at bat against Iowa (4/28) and went 1-1 with a run scored in the win• walked twice and went 1-2 with a run scored in the 8-3 win over Illinois (5/19).

Appeared in four games and batted .286 with a triple and an RBI • went 2-for-3 with a triple and a walk at Sacramento State on March 17 • one of 17 Minnesota players to earn a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten team.

Appeared in 14 games and batted .118 with 5 RBI • made his first collegiate start on Feb. 20 against Akron as the designated hitter • collected his first collegiate hit against UW-Milwaukee on March 3, going 1-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored • was 1-for-2 with a double and one RBI against Louisiana Tech on March 28 • went 1-for-2 with one RBI against Indiana on April 23.

Redshirted the 2009 season.

Graduated from Eden Prairie High School • coached by Mike Halloran • lettered two years in baseball and two years in football • played in the Twin Cities All-Star game in 2008 • helped lead his team to a state runner-up finish in 2007 • played strong safety on back-to-back state championship teams for Eden Prairie.

Majoring in Kinesiology • son of Steve and Eileen Canakes •lists most memorable sports thrill as going to the Legion World Series • grandfather Stav Canakes played football at Minnesota from 1949-54 • enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time • born on Oct. 27, 1989.


Pettersen Signs with St. Paul Saints

Pettersen Signs with St. Paul Saints

6/22/2018 - Baseball

Another graduating Gopher will see his playing career continue as infielder Luke Pettersen has signed on with the local St. Paul Saints of the American Association.

Gophers in the Pros (June 19 Update)

Gophers in the Pros (June 19 Update)

6/19/2018 - Baseball

"Gophers in the Pros" will provide a bi-weekly update during the summer months for fans to keep up with former Gopher Baseball players as they compete at the next level.

ABCA/Rawlings Name Three Gophers All-Americans

ABCA/Rawlings Name Three Gophers All-Americans

6/16/2018 - Baseball

The last of the major organizations to name Division I All-Americans tabbed three Gophers as All-Americans in 2018.

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