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A.J. Michaelson
A.J.  Michaelson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Apple Valley

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 194

Position:
Forward

Club:
Waterloo - USHL


03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/23/2016

Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels

The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees.

03/12/2016

Gophers Capture Fifth-Straight Conference Title

Minnesota rallied off four-straight goals to tie an NCAA record with its fifth-straight conference crown.

02/08/2016

Around the Dasher: A.J. Michaelson

A native of Apple Valley, Minn., Michaelson has appeared in 83 games for the Maroon & Gold with 12 points (five goals, seven assists).

12/04/2015

Gophers Rally for Overtime Win

Hudson Fasching's goal just over a minute into overtime completed the comeback.

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.

03/18/2016

Big 10 Semifinal

Big 10 Tournament Semifinal game vs. Ohio State.

10/10/2015

MHK vs. Vermont 10.10.2015

Men's Hockey Home Opener vs. Vermont

CAREER NOTES AND HONORS
Skated for the Gophers from 2012-16, helping the Gophers to four-straight regula-season conference titles as well as the 2015 Big Ten playoff title • also helped Minnesota earn three NCAA tournament berths including an appearance in the 2014 NCAA national championship game • played in 91 career games with 12 points (five goals, seven assists) • four-year letter winner • Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2015, 2016) • recipient of the Donald M. Clark Community Service Award (2015).

2015-16 | SENIOR SEASON
Skated in 21 games as a senior including the regular-season finale as the Gophers captured the Big Ten regular-season championship • totaled one point on the year, picking up an assist to spark a three-goal rally for the Gophers in Minnesota's 3-2 win over Ohio State in the Big Ten opener • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned fourth letter. 

2014-15 | JUNIOR SEASON

Appeared in 34 games for the Maroon & Gold as a junior • totaled two points, a goal and an assist in his junior campaign • tallied his first point, an assist, in a 2-3 loss to Merrimack in the Mariucci Classic • scored his first goal in a 5-7 road loss at Michigan • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned the team’s Donald M. Clark Community Service Award • earned third letter.

2013-14 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Appeared in 14 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 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 • 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
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.

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