Minnesota will learn of its fate for the NCAA tournament when the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship bracket is announced on Sunday, March 18.
Phil Kessel is the 10th Gopher Hockey alum to win the Stanley Cup after leading the Penguins in playoff scoring.
The forward was a two-time U.S. National Junior Team member and also earned a silver medal with the 2013 U.S. Men’s National Under-18 Team in Sochi, Russia.
Fasching signed with the Buffalo Sabres following the season and scored his first NHL goal in his debut with the club on March 26, 2016.
The former Golden Gopher scored on his first NHL shot in his debut with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Minnesota completed a sweep of Michigan with a 4-1 win.
Minnesota beat Michigan, 5-3, on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.
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Minnesota rallied for a 3-3 tie against Boston College at Mariucci Arena.
Big 10 Tournament Semifinal game vs. Ohio State.
Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-5-16
Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-4-15
MHK: Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota State 11-14-15
Men's Hockey vs. Northeastern October 23, 2015
CAREER NOTES AND HONORS
Skated for the Gophers from 2013-16 • recorded 94 points (46 goals, 48 assists) in 115 career games at Minnesota • helped the Maroon & Gold earn three-straight Big Ten regular-season conference titles as well as the 2015 Big Ten playoff title • missed only two games in his career to represent the U.S. at two IIHF World Junior Championships • Second Team All-Big Ten (2016), Big Ten All-Freshman Team and Honorable Mention (2014) • alternate captain (2015-16) • John Mayasich Outstanding Student-Athlete (2015-2016) • Frank Pond Rookie of the Year (2013-2014) • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016) • three-year letter winner • signed an entry-level contract with the Buffalo Sabres on March 21, 2016 -- foregoing his senior season with Minnesota.
2015-16 | JUNIOR SEASON
Alternate captain • Second Team All-Big Ten honoree • posted career highs for points (38), goals (20) and assists (18) while playing in all 37 games • finished tied for first on the team in goals and second on the team in points • seven of his 20 tallies were game winners, ranking first in the Big Ten and tied for third nationally • honored with Minnesota's John Mayasich Outstanding Student-Athlete Award • Academic All-Big Ten honore • earned third letter.
2014-15 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Appeared in 38 games as a sophomore • totaled 26 points with 12 goals and 14 assists • had a goal and an assist in a win over UMD in the opening game of the 2014 Ice Breaker Classic • had a goal in a victory over RPI • earned the Big Ten's First Star of the Week honor for his efforts in the Ice Breaker Classic • earned Tournament MVP and All-Tournament Team honors at the Ice Breaker Classic • tallied a power play goal in a 5-2 victory over Bemidji State • scored the Gophers lone goal in a 4-1 loss at SCSU • had a goal and an assist in a weekend sweep of Notre Dame • picked up an assist in a 3-2 victory over RIT in the Mariucci Classic • added an assist to a Connor Reilly goal in a 3-4 overtime loss at Michigan• netted his sixth goal of the season during a 2-2 tie against Wisconsin • scored his seventh goal of the season during a 7-5 victory over Wisconsin • tallied a goal during a 6-2 route of Ohio State • picked up an assist in the Gophers’ 300th win at Mariucci Arena, a 6-2 victory over Michigan • added an assist to Kyle Rau's empty net goal in a 2-0 win over Michigan • tacked on an assist to a Sam Warning extra skater goal in a 3-4 overtime loss at Penn State • scored a power play goal in a 5-3 victory over Michigan State • added a pair of assists in a 2-4 loss to Michigan State • scored a goal and added an assist in a 5-0 route of Penn State • picked up a pair of goals and a pair of assists in a 6-2 win over Penn State en route to clinching the Big Ten regular season title • for his 6 total points in a series sweep of Penn State, was named the Big Ten's First Star of the Week • added an assist in a 4-2 victory over Michigan to win the Big Ten Championship • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second letter.
2013-14 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Big Ten All-Freshman Team and All-Big Ten Honorable Mention • played in 40 games as a freshman, missing one to compete at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden • totaled 30 points (14 goals, 16 assists) • started his college career by scoring a point in eight-straight games • team was 18-2-3 when Fasching tallied a point and 7-0-0 when he had multiple points • made his college debut and notched his first career point with an assist in Minnesota's 6-0 win over Mercyhurst • added two points (one goal, one assist) in a 3-2 win over UNH to capture the Ice Breaker title • tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in Minnesota's sweep at Bemidji State • added two points (one goal, one assist) in the Boston College Series • tallied three points (two goals, one assist) at Notre Dame including a pair of goals in the Gophers' 5-4 win • picked up a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 3-0 shutout over Minnesota State • tallied two assists as the Gophers swept Penn State in the first-ever series between the two programs • tallied three points (two goals, one assist) in the North Star College Cup • tallied a goal and an assist on the road in the Michigan State series • added three points (two goals, one assist) as the Gophers swept Michigan at home • picked up two points including the game-winning goal in Minnesota's 5-1 win over Penn State • appeared in all four NCAA tournament games and tallied two goals • opened the tournament with a goal against Robert Morris and added another in the national championship game against Union • recipient of the team's Frank Pond Rookie of the Year award • earned first letter.
Represented the U.S. at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships in Sweden and the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships in Canada • a product of the U.S. National Development Team program • earned a silver medal with Team USA at the U-18 World Championships, tallying six points.
Spent two seasons with the U.S. National Development Team Program in Ann Arbor • tallied a total of 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists) in 2012-13 after totaling 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 54 games the previous season • before joining the USNDTP, skated for Apple Valley High School as a freshman and sophomore • scored 50 points (18 goals, 32 assists) in 28 games in his final prep season after recording 42 points (24 goals, 18 assists) in 31 games during the 2009-10 season • played alongside Gophers teammate A.J. Michaelson at Apple Valley.
Born July 28, 1995 • son of Rick and Shannon Fasching • has one brother, Cooper, and one sister, Mallory • selected 118th overall in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings, his rights were traded to the Buffalo Sabres during the 2013-14 season.
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