19 Erik Haula  
Erik Haula

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pori, Finland

High School:
Shattuck-St. Mary's School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/23/1991

Club:
Omaha - USHL


03/05/2014

Gophers Hit the Road for Columbus

The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey program returns to action this weekend with a Big Ten Conference series at Ohio State.

01/07/2014

Boyd, Rau Earn Big Ten Honors

This week's honors for Boyd and Rau bring the Gophers' season total to 12 weekly honors from eight different players.

01/02/2014

Gophers Set for 23rd Mariucci Classic

Minnesota is 18-3-1 all-time against the field of RPI, Colgate and Ferris State.

06/18/2013

Gophers Hand Out Team Awards, Schmidt Named MVP

Minnesota earned a share of its second-straight WCHA regular-season title and its fourth in the last eight years.

06/06/2013

2012-13 Gopher Hockey Season in Review

The Minnesota men's hockey program closed out the 2012-13 season -- Minnesota's final campaign in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) -- with a share of the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA regular-season champions, the program's 34th NCAA tournament appearance and a 26-9-5 overall record.

03/18/2013

Gophers Sweep Beavers

Ben Marshall scored with less than a minute to play to send Minnesota past Bemidji State, 4-3.

03/13/2013

Pride on Ice: Webisode 2

Pride on Ice: Webisode 2 takes you on the road with the Gophers for their showdown with Wisconsin.

01/22/2013

Minnesota, UND Tie

The Golden Gophers scored two late goals to tie North Dakota.

12/30/2012

Minnesota blanks Air Force

Minnesota opened the Mariucci Classic with a 4-0 win over Air Force.

12/03/2012

Minnesota 3, Omaha 2

Minnesota rebounded with a win over Omaha at Mariucci Arena.

03/25/2012

Men's Hockey vs UND NCAA West Regional 03.25.12

Men's Hockey vs UND NCAA West Regional 03.25.12

12/30/2011

Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011

Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011

Photo Gallery

2012-13 • Junior Season:All-WCHA Second Team honoree • alternate team captain • appeared in 37 games for the Maroon and Gold this season, setting new career high with 33 assists • also set a new career high with 51 points this season as the Gophers' leading scorer • ended the regular season tied for the conference lead in points per game with 1.39 • led the team in points (46) and assists (30) during the regular season • scored his first goal of the season against Michigan State in the season opener (10/12) • had two points with a goal and an assist against the Spartans (10/13) • scored a goal while being knocked into the goalie and added two assists en route to a three-point night in Mankato versus Minnesota State (11/3) • assisted on a pair of power-play goals against the Seawolves (11/9) • scored the game-tying goal to gain the Gophers a point in Anchorage (11/10) • netted a goal and assisted on another accounting for all of Minnesota's scoring against rival Wisconsin (11/16) • had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 10 games against Nebraska Omaha( 11/30-12/1) • added two assists to his total during a 4-2 road victory against Colorado College (12/7) • collect the second Gopher goal of the game by deflecting home a Kyle Rau shot (12/8) • entered the holiday break with a 12-game point streak • continues his point streak against Air Force at the Mariucci Classic with an assist and the game-winning goal (12/29) • notched a pair of assists before exiting the game with an injury in the title game of the Mariucci Classic against Boston College (12/30) • returned to the lineup after missing three games with a hand injury by recording a goal and an assist in a 5-1 victory over North Dakota (1/18) • registered two more points, a goal and an assist, in a Gopher victory at Minnesota State (1/26) • scored twice, including the game-winning goal in a 4-2 victory at St. Cloud State (2/8) • collected assists on the Gophers' first two goals of the game at St. Cloud State (2/9) • tallied two more goals, including an empty-net goal to ice away a victory over Minnesota Duluth and registered a rating of plus-4 (2/22) • named the number-one star for his three-assist performance against Denver in a 5-1 victory (3/2) • continued to lead the team in points with three points (1G, 2A,) in the regular season finale at Bemidji State • assisted on Minnesota's first three goals in game two of the WCHA playoff series against Bemidji State (3/16) • All-WCHA Academic Team honoree

2011-12 • Sophomore Season: Led team in points (49) and shots (152) • second on the team in goals (20) and assists (29) • set career highs in points, goals and assists • has recorded a point in 28 of 43 games and team was 21-6-1 in those games • dating back to a 2-1 win against St. Cloud State (1/27) he had 21 points (10g-11a) in final 16 games of the season• scored 17 points (7g-10a) in eight October games to become the first Gopher since Thomas Vanek to record 17 points in one month (Vanek did it in nine games in November 2002) • made his season debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and had two points (1g-1a) • had three points (2g-1a) and won 11 of 17 faceoffs against Sacred Heart (10/8) • registered three points (2g-1a) at Minnesota Duluth (10/14) • dished out two assists against Vermont (10/21) • had three assists against Vermont (10/23) • recorded three points (2g-1a) including the game-winner at Alaska Anchorage (10/28) • won 11 of 16 faceoffs at Wisconsin (11/11) • won 10 of 15 faceoffs and had two assists against St. Cloud State (11/19) • took nine shots and scored one goal at Michigan State (11/26) • won 14 of 19 faceoffs and scored the game-winning power-play goal against Minnesota State (12/2) • won 11 of 15 faceoffs against Michigan Tech (12/9) • had two assists against Michigan Tech (12/10) • recorded two points (1g-1a) against Niagara (12/30) • won eight of 11 faceoffs against Colorado College (1/21) • had a goal at St. Cloud State (1/28), snapping a seven-game drought without a goal • recorded one goal at Denver (2/11) • won nine of 11 faceoffs against Bemidji State (2/17) • had three points (2g-1a) against Bemidji State (2/18) • dished out two assists at Nebraska Omaha (2/25) • won 11 of 14 faceoffs and scored a game-tying shorthanded goal in the third period against Wisconsin (3/3) • scored both of Minnesota's goals in a 2-1 win against Alaska Anchorage in Game 1 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs (3/9) • had his first four-point game of his career with two goals and two assists against Alaska Anchorage (3/10) in Game 2 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs • picked up two assists against North Dakota in the WCHA Final Five semifinals (3/16) • scored a power-play goal against North Dakota (3/25) in the NCAA West Regional championship game • had one assist against Boston College in the NCAA Frozen Four (4/5).

2010-11 • Freshman Season: Skated in 34 games • tied for third on the team in points (24) with Mike Hoeffel and Cade Fairchild and tied for first on the team in assists (18) with Fairchild • led freshmen in points (24) and assists (18) and was third in goals (6) among freshman • recorded 16 (5g-11a) of his 24 points at home • led the team with a +10 rating • led the team in faceoff attempts (678) and wins (334) • team was 12-3-1 when he recorded a point • took 11 minor penalties on the year, but only four of those came in his final 25 games of the season • made collegiate debut against Massachusetts (10/8) and had two assists • recorded two more assists versus Massachusetts (10/9) and was a combined +3 against the Minutemen • had one assist against Nebraska-Omaha (10/15) and scored his first collegiate goal against the Mavericks (10/16) • five-game point streak ended against St. Cloud State (10/22) • assisted on the game-winning goal versus St. Cloud State (10/24) • scored Minnesota's first shorthanded goal of the year, had one assist and was +2 at Colorado College (10/29) • recorded team-leading eighth assist and was +2 at Colorado College (10/30) • won 20 of 30 faceoffs (66.7 percent) versus Colorado College • had one assist against Wisconsin (11/6) • had two assists (11/19) and one assist (11/20) at Michigan Tech • scored third goal of the season against Michigan (11/28), ending a six-game stretch without a goal • won 15 of 22 faceoffs (68.1 percent) at Minnesota State (12/3) • took a combined 11 shots at Minnesota State (12/3 and 12/4) • has at least one point in 11 of 18 games this year • missed the Mariucci Classic (12/31-1/1) because he was playing for Finland at the 2011 World Junior Championship • had an assist in 3-2 win at No. 2 North Dakota (1/14) • had a combined four points and was +2 against Denver (Feb. 11-12), recording a goal in the first game of the series and a goal and two assists in the second game • notched one goal and two assists against Michigan Tech (2/26).

International: Represented Finland at the 2011 World Junior Championship • had four goals (including two shorthanded goals) and three assists in seven games at the tournament as Finland finished sixth • totaled four goals and four assists in 12 games playing for Finland in two Under-18 World Junior Championships • helped the team claim a Bronze Medal in 2009 • played for Finland in 2008 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and tied for fifth in the tournament with 10 points (2g-8a).

High School: Played one season with Omaha of the USHL • head coach was Bliss Littler • tied for fifth in the league with 72 points (28g-44a) • tied for fourth in the league with a plus/minus of +36 • helped lead Lancers to Western Division Finals • was a USHL All-Star and made All-Rookie team • played 2008-09 season for Shattuck-St. Mary's • head coach was Tom Ward • second on the team with 84 points • previously played for Ässät of Finland • selected by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round, 182nd overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Personal: Major is undecided • lists golf as his favorite hobby • lists most memorable sports thrill as winning the Bronze Medal at the Under-18 World Championships • only the second player from outside of North America to play for Minnesota, joining Thomas Vanek of Graz, Austria (2002-04) • attended Gross Catholic High School while playing for Omaha in 2009-10 • son of Tomi and Minna Haula • born March 23, 1991.