26 Christian Isackson  
Christian  Isackson


Pine City, Minn.

High School:
St. Thomas Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 189



Sioux Falls - USHL


Gophers Push Streak to Seven in 2-1 Win

Adam Wilcox made 35 saves in the win while Christian Isackson and Justin Kloos tallied goals for the Gophers.


Gophers Open Series with 4-2 Win

Leon Bristedt, Justin Kloos, Travis Boyd and Vinni Lettieri tallied goals in the win with Boyd tallying his team-leading fifth game-winning goal of the season.


Ambroz's Buzzer Beater Forces Tie in Madison

Eleven of Ambroz's 35 career goals have now come against the Badgers.


Gophers Drop Badgers in Series Finale

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


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.


Minnesota beats Notre Dame

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


Gophers 5, Spartans 1

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


Minnesota-Lethbridge Highlights

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


MHK: Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15

Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15


Gophers vs Mercyhurst

Men's Hockey Action

Photo Gallery

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. • Added a goal during a 4 - 4 tie at Wisconsin. • Picked up an assist in a 4 - 2 victory over Ohio State. • Scored a goal in a 2 - 1 victory over Penn State in Happy Valley.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.