Minnesota will head into the Big Ten tournament as the top-seed and will face the winner of four-seed Ohio State and five-seed Michigan State on Friday at 7 p.m. CT in semifinal action at Xcel Energy Center.
2013-14 | JUNIOR SEASON Skated in all 41 games for the Gophers and established new career highs with 32 points, nine goals and 23 assists finished third on the team in assists and tied for fourth in points tallied four assists in the NCAA tournament entered the Frozen Four with a six-game point streak, a career mark for the junior, and tallied points in 10 of the team's final 12 games (13 points during the stretch) tallied an assist in the season opener against Mercyhurst and scored his first goal of the season in a 6-3 win at Bemidji State registered two points with a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over Minnesota Duluth recorded the primary assist on the game-winning goal against Wisconsin in a 4-3 win as the Gophers swept the Badgers (had two assists in the series) tallied a new career high with three points (one goal, two assists) in a 6-2 win over RPI at the Mariucci Classic Mariucci Classic All-Tournament Team honoree added two assists in Minnesota's 5-2 win over Penn State to sweep the first-ever series with the Nittany Lions (had three points in the series) posted three points (two goals, one assist) at the North Star College Cup as Minnesota picked up the inaugural title added two more multi-point games in Minnesota's home sweep over Penn State with two assists in a 5-1 win and then factoring into both goals including an assist on the game winner in a 2-1 victory over the Nittany Lions opened the NCAA tournament with an assist in the Gophers' 7-3 win over Robert Morris before adding two more in a 4-0 win over St. Cloud State in the NCAA West Regional final tallied one assist against Union in the national championship game Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned third letter.
2012-13 | SOPHOMORE SEASON Appeared in all 40 games with 14 points, three goals and 11 assists picked up his first regular -season goal in the season opener against Michigan State had the second multi-point game of his career with a goal and an assist at Michigan Tech scored the Gophers' first goal of the game against Minnesota State (11/2) collected assists on two Gopher goals at Colorado College (12/7) assisted on the game-winning goal against Notre Dame (1/8) tallied the primary assist on Tom Serratore's third-period goal to give the Gophers a lead over Minnesota Duluth (2/23) All-WCHA Academic honoree earned second letter.
2011-12 | FRESHMAN SEASON Had one goal and eight assists while playing in 34 games team was 8-0-0 when he recorded a point made his collegiate debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and had one assist for his first point as a Gopher won 11 of 12 faceoffs at St. Cloud State (11/18) won nine of 15 faceoffs against Wisconsin (3/2) scored the first goal of his career and also had one assist against North Dakota (3/25) in the NCAA West Regional final earned first letter.
INTERNATIONAL Skated for the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 2011 IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Crimmitschau, Germany put up six points in six games scored a goal and added three assists in helping the United States take home first place at the 2010 Under-18 Four Nations Cup in Sundsvall, Sweden scored one goal in four games for Team USA at the 2010 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament in Piestany, Slovakia notched three points to help Team USA win the gold medal at the 2010 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Timmins, Ont. had two assists in three games for first-place U.S. National Team at the 2009 Under-17 Four Nations Tournament in Trnava, Slovakia.
HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS Skated for two years for the U.S. National Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., under Ron Rolston totaled three goals and three assists in 16 games against NCAA opponents in 2010-11 played prep hockey at Hopkins for head coach Chad Nyberg skated on the same team as 2010-11 Gopher Alex Fons led team in scoring and twice earned all-conference honors earned team's MVP award in 2008-09.
PERSONAL Born September 14, 1993 drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft was the youngest player available in the 2011 NHL Draft major is business and marketing education enjoys fishing and golfing most memorable sports thrill was winning the World Under-18 Tournament in 2011 son of Brian and Jody Boyd.