15 A.J. Michaelson  
A.J. Michaelson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 191

Position:
Forward

Club:
Waterloo - USHL


01/12/2014

Gophers Top Penn State in First Meeting

Minnesota has now tallied a power-play goal in five-straight games.

11/22/2013

Gophers Win Fourth Straight, Top UMD 6-1

The Gophers had six different goal-scorers and receieved 36 saves from Adam Wilcox to improve to 9-1-1 in 2013-14

10/12/2013

Gophers Capture Ice Breaker Title

No. 5 Minnesota topped 13th-ranked New Hampshire 3-2 and improved to 2-0-0 on the season

06/18/2013

Gophers Hand Out Team Awards, Schmidt Named MVP

Minnesota earned a share of its second-straight WCHA regular-season title and its fourth in the last eight years.

03/16/2013

Marshall's Late Goal Sends Gophers to WCHA Final Five

The Gophers rallied from a two-goal deficit on Saturday before Ben Marshall tallied the eventual game winner with 53 seconds left in regulation.

11/25/2013

Minnesota Routs UMD

The Gopher hockey team routed UMD, 6-1, at Mariucci Arena.

03/18/2013

Gophers Sweep Beavers

Ben Marshall scored with less than a minute to play to send Minnesota past Bemidji State, 4-3.

01/14/2013

Gophers Sweep Seawolves

Paced by Kyle Rau's hat trick, the Gophers swept Alaska Anchorage with a 7-1 win.

2013-14 | SOPHOMORESEASON
Appeared in14 games for the Gophers• totaled three points (one goal, two assists)• made his season debut in Minnesota's opener against Mercyhurst• tallied an assist in the Gophers' 3-2 win over New Hampshire to capture the Ice Breaker Tournament title• scored in the Gophers' 6-1 win over Minnesota Duluth• assisted on a Minnesota goal in a 3-2 victory over Penn State• earned second letter.

2012-13| FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in 22 games for the Gophers as a freshman in 2012-13 • collected six points (three goals, three assists) and is currently a +4 • appeared in his first college game in a 5-1 victory over Michigan State (10/12) • recorded his first point as a Gopher when he assisted on a Seth Ambroz goal at Vermont (11/23) • scored the game-winning goal, the first goal of his college career, in a 3-1 victory at Vermont (11/24) • assisted on a Christian Isackson goal against Notre Dame to pick up his second assist of the season. (1/8) • netted the second goal of his career in a 7-1 victory over Alaska Anchorage. He was also a +2 on the night. (1/12) • registered an assist on a Justin Holl goal against Bemidji State. He dug the puck of the corner and found Holl in the slot (3/8) • netted the game-tying goal in the third period of game two of the WCHA playoff series against Bemidji State (3/16)• earned first letter.

INTERNATIONAL
Played for the third-place United States at the 2011 World Junior A Hockey Challenge in Langley, B.C., skating with fellow Gopher freshman Mike Reilly • Recorded three assists in four games and won a gold medal skating for Team USA at the 2010 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Huttwil, Switzerland.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS
Played the 2011-12 season for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL, coached by P.K. O'Handley • followed a 20-point regular season with seven points in a 15-game run to the Clark Cup final • participated in the 2012 CCM USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Muskegon, Mich. • played six games for the Black Hawks after completing high school season in 2010-11, skating with current Gopher sophomore Blake Thompson • played three years of prep hockey at Apple Valley for coach Jerry Hayes • put up a school record 62 points in his final season with the team • left as his high school's fourth all-time leading point-scorer (121) and second all-time leading goal scorer (62), winning two team MVP awards • helped lead the Eagles to a Section 3AA championship in 2009-10 and was named team captain for the following season • in 2011-12, was an all-state honorable mention honoree, was named to the All-Lake Conference team, and won Apple Valley's Bird of Prey Award • earned the Eagles' Rookie of the Year Award in 2008-09 • also played golf in high school • reached the state tournament and was named Team MVP in his sophomore year and was team's captain for the following year.

PERSONAL
Plans to study business and marketing education• honor roll student at Apple Valley • hobbies include golfing, fishing, and going to his cabin • most memorable sports thrills were playing in the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament and the USHL's Clark Cup final • son of Jeff and Kris Michaelson • born Feb. 8, 1994.