The Gopher Hockey program held its annual team banquet on Sunday at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens as the Maroon & Gold honored the outgoing senior class and announced a number of team awards following the 2017-18 campaign.
The Sabres selected Mittlestadt eighth overall at the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Mittelstadt recorded 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) in 34 games for the Gophers this year, earning Big Ten All-Freshman honors.
Minnesota will learn of its fate for the NCAA tournament when the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship bracket is announced on Sunday, March 18.
Mittelstadt ranks second among Gophers this year with 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) in 34 games with the Maroon & Gold.
MHK - Gophers vs. Notre Dame 1-26-18
game for Men's hockey vs SCSU
Gophers vs. Harvard (11/17/17)
Men's Hockey vs. Union 10-7-17
Men's Hockey vs. Alberta 10-1-17
CAREER NOTES AND HONORS
Spent one season with the Gophers (2017-18) • skated in 34 games while recording 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) • All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2018) • letter winner • signed an entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres following his freshman season, foregoing his final three years of eligibility.
2017-18 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection • skated in 34 games as a rookie with 30 points (11 goals, 19 assists) • finished second on the team in scoring with 30 points, tied for second on the team with 19 assists and fourth on the team with 11 goals • missed three games whil helping the U.S. National Junior Team capture a bronze medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship • was named MVP of the tournament after leading the event with 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in seven games • earned first letter.
Split the 2016-17 season between Green Bay in the USHL and Eden Prairie High School • closed out his prep career at Eden Prairie by leading the Eagles to the state tournament for the fourth-straight season • the 2017 Mr. Hockey Award recipient • named the 2017 USA Today All-USA Athlete of the Year • repeated as the Associated Press Player of the Year and a First Team All-State honoree as well as the USA Today All-USA Boys Hockey Player of the Year and a First Team selection (2016, 2017) • two-time MSHSL all-state honoree (2016, 2017) • served as captain at Eden Prairie as a senior and alternate captain as a junior • competed at the 2016 USA Hockey/CCM All-American Prospects Game and was named the event's MVP • continues the Eden Prairie pipeline to Minnesota that includes Stanley Cup champion Nick Leddy, Kyle Rau, Nick Seeler and Mitch Rogge.
Skated with the U.S. National Junior Team and helped Team USA capture a bronze medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junio Championship • named the WJC MVP after leading the event in scoring with 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in seven games • competed at the 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase • helped the U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team claim a bronze medal at the 2016 IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship • skated with the U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup.
Born on Nov. 22, 1998 in Eden Prairie, Minn. • native of Eden Prairie, Minn. • son of Tom and Dede Mittelstadt • has two brothers, Luke and John • father played baseball and football at St. Olaf • selected eighth overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the first round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft • stands as the 20th Gopher selected in the first round and Minnesota’s highest draft pick since 2006.
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