Brock Kautz
Brock  Kautz


Rochester, Minn.

High School:
Rochester Century

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 188


Junior Team:
Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL)


Gophers Top Alberta in Exhibition Opener

Casey Mittelstadt notched three assists and a goal in his first taste of college hockey as the No. 3 Gopher Hockey program unofficially opened the 2017-18 campaign with a 6-2 exhibition win over Alberta.


Gophers Net Nine in Exhibition Win

Rem Pitlick scored three goals and added an assist in his first game at Mariucci Arena.


Gophers Announce Award Winners

Minnesota celebrated its fifth-straight regular-season conference championship during the 2015-16 season.


Gophers Settle for Spartan Split

Brock Kautz made his collegiate debut on Saturday night, making eight saves in a relief appearance.


'U' Closes First Half at Michigan

The Gophers have won four-straight regular-season conference titles including back-to-back Big Ten championships.


Brock Kautz Gallery

Brock Kautz Gallery


Career Stats

Did not see regular-season action during his third collegiate campaign • made seven saves on eight shots in Minnesota's 6-2 exhibition win over Alberta  Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter. 

Did not see game action during his second collegiate season • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter.

Made his Gophers debut on March 5 against Michigan State, making eight saves in 35:30 of play • earned first letter.


Spent five seasons in the NAHL including 2014-15 with the Minnesota Wilderness under Gophers All-American Corey Millen • backstopped the Wilderness as the organization captured its first-ever Robertson Cup in 2015 and was named Most Valuable Player of the Robertson Cup Finals after allowing just one goal in two games (best-of-three series) • only goal against in the finals came in a four-overtime 2-1 series-opening win – the longest game in NAHL history at one hour, 33 minutes and three seconds • pitched a 26-save shutout to complete the sweep in a 4-0 win to capture the Robertson Cup • posted 10-straight playoff wins in route to the title and led all NAHL goalies in the playoffs with a 10-1 record, a 1.43 GAA and a .944 save percentage • recorded a 14-8-1 regular-season record in 2014-15 with a .906 save percentage and a 2.33 GAA • skated with fellow Gopher signee Darian Romanko with the Wilderness • began his NAHL career with the Owatonna Express in 2010-11 and went on to spend three seasons (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) with the Janesville Jets • appeared in 126 career NAHL regular-season games with a 57-53-12 record, six shutouts, a 2.73 GAA and a .911 save percentage • also appeared in 13 career NAHL playoff games • competed in the 2013 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division team • previously played for Rochester Century High School and was an all-city and all-conference honoree in 2010 • also played football as a freshman.

Born June 22, 1994 • native of Rochester, Minn. • son of Scott and Shelly Kautz • has two brothers, Brandon and Cory • cousin, Jonah Pirsig, played football for the Gophers • plans to study sport management and leadership • lists winning the 2015 Robertson Cup as his favorite sports experience.



‘U’ Finalizes 2018-19 Schedule

‘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

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

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.

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