The No. 7 Gopher Hockey program is on the road this weekend for their third-straight Big Ten Conference series, taking on No. 15 Ohio State in Columbus to conclude the first half of the season.
The University of Minnesota enters this year’s tournament having boasted representatives at 39 of 41 IIHF World Junior Championships.
Ten different players earned a point for Minnesota as they escaped with a Big Ten series-opening victory
Minnesota needed 50 shots against Harvard's Merrick Madsen but claimed a 2-1 victory and series sweep.
Casey Mittelstadt led the way with a goal and an assist while Brent Gates Jr., Rem Pitlick and Steve Johnson also recorded goals for the Maroon & Gold.
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.
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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