Representing the Maroon & Gold are Mark Alt (Colorado), Travis Boyd (Washington), Erik Haula (Vegas), Erik Johnson (Colorado), Phil Kessel (Pittsburgh), Paul Martin (San Jose), Nick Seeler (Minnesota), Nate Schmidt (Vegas), Thomas Vanek (Columbus) and Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg).*
Saturday's opener is set for 6:30 p.m. CT in St. Cloud (CBS Sports, NCHC.tv) while Sunday's finale will be held at 3M Arena at Mariucci at 6:00 p.m. CT (FOX Sports North, TSN2, BTN2Go, FOX Sports Go, TSNGo).
Boyd will become the 114th Gopher to play in the NHL and the 19th to do so this season.
Boyd was a Second Team All-Big Ten selection after an outstanding senior season.
The Golden Gophers close out the 2014-15 season with a 23-13-3 overall record.
Minnesota completed its sweep of Penn State with a 2-1 win.
Minnesota completed a two-game sweep with a 5-2 win at Penn State.
Minnesota beat RPI, 6-2, in the Mariucci Classic.
The Gopher hockey team routed UMD, 6-1, at Mariucci Arena.
Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15
Gophers win 6-2 over Michigan on Friday night at Mariucci
Minnesota vs. Bemidji State (Friday)
Men's Hockey vs UND NCAA West Regional 03.25.12
Jan. 20, 2012: Colorado College at Minnesota
2014-15 | SENIORSEASON
Set a career high point total with 41 (19 goals, 22 assists) during his senior season • tied for team second best point total with Kyle Rau, second in scoring and second in assists • tallied his first point of the season, an assist, against RPI in the Ice Breaker Classic • scored two goals, including a short handed goal, in a 5-2 victory over Bemidji State • scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-3 win over Bemidji State • upon returning from injury, Boyd netted the opening goal and the primary assist on the fourth goal to help secure a 5-0 Gopher victory over Michigan State • added an assist in a 3-3 tie at Michigan State • tallied an assist on a Mike Reilly goal in a 3-2 win over RIT in the Mariucci Classic • scored a power play goal in a 3-4 road loss to Michigan • added a pair of goals in a 5-7 loss at Michigan for his second career multi-goal game • tallied an assist in a 2-2 tie against Wisconsin • netted two goals and an assist in a 5-2 win over Wisconsin, his two goals and three point night matched career highs. The second goal of the night marked his 9th matching his career high • for his efforts against Wisconsin, he was awarded the Big Ten's Third Star of the Week • tallied an assist on a Seth Ambroz goal in a semifinal game of the North Star College Cup against Minnesota State • Added two assists in a 7-5 road victory over Wisconsin • Notched an assist on a Jake Bischoff goal during a 4-4 tie at Wisconsin • Netted a goal during a 4-2 win over Ohio State • Tallied his first career hat trick and added an assist during a 6-2 win over Ohio State en route to a series sweep • added an assist in the Gopher's 300th win at Mariucci Arena, a 6-2 victory over Michigan • Tallied 3 points, two goals and an assist, in a 3-4 overtime loss at Penn State • tacked on 3 points during a 5-3 victory over Michigan State including a goal and two assists • added two assists in a 4-2 loss to Michigan State • notched an assist on a Sam Warning goal in a 4-2 victory at Ohio State • totaled two assists in a weekend sweep of Penn State • had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 victory over Ohio State • scored two goals in the Big Ten Championship, a 4-2 victory over Michigan • added an assist to a Seth Ambroz goal in the NCAA Tournament, a 1-4 loss to Minnesota Duluth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘U’ Finalizes 2018-19 Schedule
5/24/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The Maroon & Gold open the 98th season of play against the defending national champions in Minnesota Duluth with a home-and-home series (Oct. 6-7).
Dean Blais Honored by USA Hockey
5/23/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
A native of International Falls, Minn., Blais was a four-year letter winner for the Maroon & Gold from 1970-1973 – recording 139 points (56 goals, 83 assists) in 124 career games.
Gophers Announce Big Ten Schedule
5/22/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The 98th season of Gopher Hockey will see the Maroon & Gold take the ice for the first time under new head coach Bob Motzko.