Phil Kessel is the 10th Gopher Hockey alum to win the Stanley Cup after leading the Penguins in playoff scoring.
Minnesota earned a share of its second-straight WCHA regular-season title and its fourth in the last eight years.
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.
Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals
Helgeson was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft
In the third episode of Gopher Hockey: Pride on Ice the Gopher men's hockey team reflects on the 2013 Hockey City Classic outdoor game vs. Wisconsin and ahead to the WCHA Final Five and NCAA Tournament.
Pride on Ice: Webisode 2 takes you on the road with the Gophers for their showdown with Wisconsin.
Go behind the scenes with the storied Minnesota Gopher men's hockey team in GopherSports.com's exclusive three-part web series, Pride On Ice!
Seth Helgeson on Senior Night
Men's Hockey vs Boston U NCAA Regional 03.24.12
Jan. 20, 2012: Colorado College at Minnesota
Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011
2012-13 Senior Season:Alternate captain for the Gophers and the team's lone senior on the squad Played in all 39 games this season and made 121-straight appearances for the Maroon and Gold dating back to his freshman season tallied five assists this season led the team in penalties (27) and penalty minutes (62) recorded his first point of the season by assisting on a Nate Condon goal (11/3) celebrated his Senior Night with an assist on Zach Budish's empty-net goal against Denver (3/2) assisted on the first goal of the game, scored by Ben Marshall, at Bemidji State (3/8) All-WCHA Academic Team honoree.
2011-12 Junior Season: Led team in penalties (31) and penalty minutes (70) set career highs in goals (5), assists (9) and points (14) tied for first among team defensemen in goals team was 9-5-0 when he recorded a point made season debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) picked up his first assist of the season against Vermont (10/21) scored his first goal of the season in a win at Wisconsin (11/12) recorded a goal at Michigan State (11/25) registered his third goal of the year against Michigan Tech (12/9) racked up 14 penalty minutes against Michigan Tech (12/10) ended a goal-scoring drought of 19 games with a goal against Alaska Anchorage (3/10) in Game 2 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs scored against Boston University (3/24) in the NCAA West Regional semifinals.
2010-11 Sophomore Season: One of only two players (Jacob Cepis) to play in all 36 games led team with 66 penalty minutes (64 PIMs came in WCHA games) tied for fourth on the team with a +7 rating scored second career-goal and only goal of the year in season-opening win against Massachusetts (10/8) was a combined +3 in series against Massachusetts (Oct. 8-9) was +3 at Colorado College (10/30) recorded three of team's 10 blocked shots against Wisconsin (11/5) recorded first assist of career (ending a 41-game streak) and was +3 at Michigan Tech (11/19) recorded assists in back-to-back games for the first time in his career against No. 2 Minnesota Duluth (12/10 and 12/12) three of his six assists during the year (and of his career) came against in-state rival Minnesota Duluth, as he also had a helper at Duluth on Feb. 5 had one assist against Ferris State (1/1) and one against Alaska-Anchorage (1/28) racked up 14 penalty minutes against Denver (2/12) and Michigan Tech (3/14) received the Donald M. Clark Community Service Award for the second straight year.
2009-10 Freshman Season: Saw action in 31 games as a freshman only point was the game-winning goal with 7:02 left in the third period of a 4-2 win in the WCHA playoffs at North Dakota (3/13) put four shots on goal in two games of WCHA playoffs finished fourth on the team with a plus-four rating regularly appeared on penalty killing units won team's Donald M. Clark Community Service award was paired with Brian Schack or Kevin Wehrs earned his first letter.
International: Played for the United States in two World Junior A challenges in Canada and won a gold medal in 2008.
High School: Played two seasons with Sioux City in the USHL ranked second among the team's defensemen in scoring in 2008-09 with four goals and 12 assists for 16 points ranked third on the team with 64 penalty minutes played in 58 of the team's 60 games in each of his two seasons totaled three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 2007-08 tallied an assist in four playoff games in 2008 teammate of current Gopher Joe Miller competed two seasons at Faribault High School, leading his team to the sectional title game as a freshman high school coach was Josh Solem drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Personal: Major is undeclared son of Mark and Marcia Helgeson born October 8, 1990.
Video: Gophers Visit Masonic Hospital
Members of the Gopher men's hockey team visited the University of Minnesota's Masonic Children's Hospital in August of 2017.
Gopher Hockey Tickets on Sale Next Week
Pick-Your-Packs and single-game tickets for the 2017-18 season will go on sale next week as the Maroon & Gold prepare to defend their Big Ten title for the fourth year in a row.
Student Season Ticket Packages On Sale
Student season ticket packages for Gopher football, men's hockey, and men's basketball home games are on sale now.