26 Christian Isackson  
Christian Isackson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pine City, Minn.

High School:
St. Thomas Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 189

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/20/1992

Club:
Sioux Falls - USHL


01/17/2015

Gophers Drop Badgers in Series Finale

Minnesota won 5-2 in front of 10,384 fans -- the third-highest crowd in Mariucci Arena history.

01/03/2015

Rau Nets Overtime Winner for Gophers

The NCAA's active scoring leader with 143 career points in 137 games, 20 of Rau's 54 career goals have been game winners.

12/03/2014

Gophers Head to MSU for B1G Opener

All four of Minnesota's games against the Spartans last season where decided by a goal or less.

11/28/2014

Gophers Ground Eagles in 6-2 Victory

Thirteen Gophers tallied points in the win as Minnesota moved to 9-1-1 in its last 11 games against Hockey East opponents.

11/21/2014

Gophers Fall in Overtime Exhibition Action

Nick Lehr made 35 saves in net for the Gophers after getting the starting nod.

01/09/2013

Minnesota beats Notre Dame

Top-ranked Minnesota defeated Minnesota, 4-1, at Mariucci Arena.

10/13/2012

Gophers 5, Spartans 1

The Golden Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1, in the season opener.

10/06/2012

Minnesota-Lethbridge Highlights

Minnesota blanked Lethbridge, 7-0, behind Christian Isackson's hat trick.

10/11/2013

Gophers vs Mercyhurst

Men's Hockey Action

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2014-15 | SENIOR SEASON
Tallied an assist in a 3 - 2 win over RIT in the Mariucci Classic.• Netted his first goal of the season in a 5 - 2 win versus Wisconsin.

2013-14 | JUNIOR SEASON
Skated in 19 games for the Gophers • collected four points with one goal and three assists as a junior • registered his first point of the season with an assist in a 6-1 win against Boston College • collected an assist on a Michael Brodzinski power-play goal against Minnesota Duluth on Nov. 24 • recorded his fourth-career multi-point game with a goal and an assist at Michigan State in a 3-2 win over the Spartans • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned third letter.

2012-13 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Appeared in all 40 games for the Gophers • recorded 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) after being held without a point as a freshman • recorded his first goal as a Gopher in a 5-1 victory over the Spartans of Michigan State • recorded a pair of assists against the Spartans on Oct. 13 • tallied his second goal of the season to give the Gophers the lead against Nebraska Omaha Nov. 30 • assisted on Ryan Reilly's first collegiate goal in the second period off a Mariucci Classic game vs. Air Force • collected a point for the second-straight day to help the Gophers past Boston College to the Mariucci Classic title • extended his point streak to three games with a goal against Notre Dame on Jan. 8• tallied a point for the fourth-straight game with an assist against Alaska Anchorage on Oct. 11 • recorded an assist on Seth Ambroz's goal during the Hockey City Classic in Chicago • recorded the primary assist on a Nick Bjugstad power-play goal at Bemidji State • notched a two-point night, with a goal and an assist, in a 5-1 victory at Bemidji State to close out the regular season • assisted on Kyle Rau's game-winning goal in game one of the WCHA playoff series against Bemidji State • earned second letter.

2011-12 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Skated in 11 games • made his collegiate debut against Sacred Heart on Oct. 8• won eight of 10 faceoffs at St. Cloud State (1/28) • earned first letter.

INTERNATIONAL
Played on the U.S. Under-18 Select Team at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial in Piestany, Slovakia • shared the team lead in scoring with Gopher teammate Sam Warning by putting up two goals and two assists in three games • led team with a plus-5 rating • played in four games and recorded an assist for the second-place U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2008 Five Nations Tournament in Prievidza, Slovakia.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS
Spent 2010-11 playing for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL • played under head coach Kevin Hartzell on the same team as fellow Gopher Kyle Rau (Rau joined the team after the high school season ended) • led the Stampede in scoring during the regular season with 44 points • played prep hockey for St. Thomas Academy under Greg Vannelli and former Gopher Tom Vannelli • was a finalist for the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award and was a first team all-state selection in 2009-10 • honorable mention for the all-state hockey team in 2008-09 • three-time All-Classic Suburban Conference selection • helped lead Cadets to a Class A state championship in 2007-08.

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 20, 1992 • drafted in the seventh round (203rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Buffalo Sabres • major is business and marketing education • hobbies include wakeboarding and golfing • most memorable sports thrill was winning the Class A Minnesota High School State tournament • son of Tracy Isackson.