2 Brady Skjei  
Brady Skjei

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 206

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
03/26/1994

Club:
U.S. National Development Team


08/29/2014

Top 10: #1 Gophers Stun UND at Frozen Four

From Day One of this countdown, you knew it was coming - Justin Holl's last second game winner against North Dakota in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal.

08/26/2014

Top 10: #2 Rau's Overtime Goal for B1G Title

Kyle Rau's game winner against Michigan on March 14 comes in at No. 2 on our countdown.

06/18/2014

Five Gophers Invited to USA Hockey Camp

The 2014 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp will be held in Lake Placid, Aug. 2-9.

04/10/2014

Gophers Shock North Dakota

Last Second Goal Sends Minnesota to NCAA Title Game.

04/07/2014

Minnesota is Frozen Four Bound

Minnesota is 54-35 (.607) all-time in the NCAA tournament, now with 35 all-time appearances and 21 Frozen Four berths.

01/13/2014

Gophers Beat Nittany Lions

The Golden Gophers beat Penn State, 3-2, in the first meeting between the two programs.

12/02/2013

Gophers Sweep Badgers

Seth Ambroz scored his second goal of the game in the final minute to lead Minnesota past Wisconsin 4-3.

10/28/2013

Minnesota Routs Eagles

Minnesota scored four first-period goals in a 6-1 win over Boston College.

03/15/2013

Pride on Ice: Webisode 3

In the third episode of Gopher Hockey: Pride on Ice the Gopher men's hockey team reflects on the 2013 Hockey City Classic outdoor game vs. Wisconsin and ahead to the WCHA Final Five and NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

Pride on Ice: Webisode 2

Pride on Ice: Webisode 2 takes you on the road with the Gophers for their showdown with Wisconsin.

04/12/2014

Minnesota vs. Union

Minnesota vs. Union photos by USA TODAY Sports

2012-13 • Freshman Season:Skated in 36 games for the Gophers this season as a freshman • collected three points with a goal and two assists in 2012-13 • owned a +11 rating for the season • made his collegiate debut partnering on defense with Nate Schmidt against Michigan State (10/12) • recorded the first two points of his Gopher career with a goal and an assist against Michigan State (10/13) • assisted on a Nate Schmidt's goal in the third period to give the Gophers a cushion in a win over St. Cloud State (2/8).

International: Particpated in the2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp • had a tournament-high plus-10 rating and added an assist in six games for gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Under-18 Men's World Championship in Breclav, Brno and Znojmo, Czech Republic • had a goal and two assists in four games at the 2012 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Pori, Finland for third-place United States • helped U.S. Under-17 Team win the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament title in Piestany, Slovakia • notched one goal and three assists at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg, Man. for second-place United States • had two goals and three assists for first-place Team USA at the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup in Woodridge, Ill.

Juniors/High School: Two-year member of the U.S. National Development Team in Ann Arbor, Mich. under Danton Cole • skated for Randy Schmitz for two seasons at Lakeville North • helped lead Panthers to a Section 1AA championship in 2009-10 and was named team's MVP • two-time All-Lake Conference honoree • named Lakeville North's Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 • also played quarterback for the Panthers' football team • selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Personal: Plans to study business • honor roll student that graduated from Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Mich.) with honors • hobbies include golfing, playing football, and going to his cabin • most memorable sports thrill was winning the 2012 Under-18 World Championship • grandfather Stan Skjei and relative Brett Sadek played football for Minnesota • son of Scott and Michele Skjei • born March 26, 1994.