Brent Gates Jr.
Brent  Gates Jr.


Grand Rapids, Mich.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 187


Junior Team:
Green Bay (USHL)


Gophers Rally for Overtime Tie Against OSU

Minnesota (19-13-2 overall, 10-10-2-1 Big Ten) is now unbeaten in the last four games (3-0-1) and is now 6-1-1 in the last eight contests.


Gopher Open Weekend with 2-1 Win

The Gophers close out this weekend's series with Ohio State with Senior Day on Saturday, Feb. 17. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m. CT.


Gophers Lock Up Border Battle Sweep

Playing in the 3,000th game in Gopher Hockey history and the program's 100th Big Ten contest, the Gophers jumped Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings on Saturday night and have now won five of the last six games.


Sheehy's Two-Goal Third Lifts Gophers Over Badgers

Tyler Sheehy scored twice in the third to be the difference-maker as Gopher Hockey downed Wisconsin 4-2.


Gates Garners Big Ten Third Star Honors

A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., Gates tallied three assists and a goal with two multi-point games as the Maroon & Gold picked up a Big Ten series sweep over Michigan State.


2017 Men's Ice Hockey vs SCSU

game for Men's hockey vs SCSU


Men's Hockey vs. Union 10-7-17

Men's Hockey vs. Union 10-7-17


Men's Hockey wins Mariucci Classic vs. UMass 12-31-16

Men's Hockey wins Mariucci Classic vs. UMass 12-31-16


Men's Hockey vs. North Dakota 11-4-16

Men's Hockey vs. North Dakota 11-4-16


MHKY: B1G Championship Game vs. Michigan 3-19-16

MHKY: B1G Championship Game vs. Michigan 3-19-16


Career Stats

Appeared in 37 games during his second collegiate season • recorded new career highs for games (37), points (21), goals (14), assists (seven), power-play goals (seven) and game-winning goals (two) • his seven power-play goals represented the fourth-largest total in the Big Ten • scored the game-winner against Michigan State on Dec. 10, 2016 • tallied his first career hat trick against Mercyhurst in the Mariucci Classic on Dec. 30, 2016, earning Big Ten Third Star of the Week • enjoyed a season-high four-game point streak from Jan. 20-28, including a two-goal game against Minnesota Duluth on Jan. 27, 2017 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned his second letter. 

Skated in 35 games during his rookie season with seven points (three goals, four assists) • made his Gophers debut in the season opener against Vermont on Oct. 10, 2015 • notched his first collegiate point with a goal against Minnesota Duluth on Oct. 16, 2015 • tallied his first multi-point game with two goals against Penn State on Jan. 8, 2016 • earned first letter. 

Played two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL • totaled 85 career games in the USHL with 42 points (21 goals, 21 assists) • skated in 33 regular-season games during the 2014-15 season with 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) • tallied 15 points (11 goals, four assists) in 50 games during the 2013-14 regular season and skated in an additional two playoff games.

Helped the U.S. Under-17 Select Team go undefeated to win the 2013 Under-17 Five Nations Tournament in Trnava, Slovakia • also helped the U.S. Under-18 Select Team to a bronze medal at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.

Born Aug. 12, 1997 • native of Grand Rapids, Mich. • son of Brent Gates Sr. and Tiffannie Gates • father played baseball at the University of Minnesota and was the 1991 Big Ten Player of the Year and a First Team All-American before a seven-year career in Major League Baseball • mother played volleyball at Arizona State and was a high school All-American • has four siblings, Taylor, Maddy, Jordyn, Brady • skated at the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y., • skated at the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Dubuque, Iowa • selected in the third round (80th overall) by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft • also played baseball at Grand Rapids Christian High School (Mich.) and won back-to-back state titles in 2012 and 2013 while playing for his father.



Student Season Ticket Packages Unveiled

Student Season Ticket Packages Unveiled

4/19/2018 - M. Ice Hockey

University of Minnesota student season tickets for Gopher football, men's basketball, and men's hockey are on sale beginning Monday, April 23.

Goldy Gopher: A Heart of Gold

Goldy Gopher: A Heart of Gold

4/18/2018 - M. Ice Hockey

What makes Goldy Gopher such a special "face" of the University of Minnesota? Learn more in this video!

Gophers Announce 2017-18 Team Awards

Gophers Announce 2017-18 Team Awards

4/16/2018 - M. Ice Hockey

The Gophers held their annual team banquet as the Maroon & Gold honored the outgoing senior class and announced a number of team awards.

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