Both Skjei and Fasching are products of the U.S. National Development Team Program (USNDTP) in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey program continues the 2013-14 season this weekend with a pair of nonconference games against in-state rival Minnesota Duluth at Mariucci Arena.
Senior Michael Shibrowski posted a 25-save shutout to lead the No. 1 Gophers to a sweep of Minnesota State
The top-ranked Gophers host Minnesota State this weekend for a pair of nonconference games at Mariucci Arena.
Hudson Fasching of the top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey program currently leads all Big Ten freshman in points (11), goals (five) and plus/minus (+12).
Minnesota rallied for a 3-3 tie against Boston College at Mariucci Arena.
Minnesota opened the 2013-14 season with a 6-0 win over Mercyhurst.
Minnesota defeated New Hampshire, 3-2, to win the 2013 Ice Breaker.
International: 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 will compete for a roster spot with the U.S. National Junior Team for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden.
High School/Juniors: Spent the last 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.
Personal: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.