26 Christian Isackson  
Christian Isackson


Pine City, Minn.

High School:
St. Thomas Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 189



Sioux Falls - USHL

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2012-13 • Sophomore Season:Appeared in all 40 games this season for the Gophers • recorded 20 points (four goals, 16 assists) this season 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 (10-12) • recorded a pair of assists against the Spartans (10-13) • tallied his second goal of the season to give the Gophers the lead against Nebraska Omaha (11/30) • assisted on Ryan Reilly's first collegiate goal in the second period off a Mariucci Classic game vs. Air Force (12/29) • collected a point for the second-straight day to help the Gophers past the Eagles of Boston College to the Mariucci Classic title (12/30) • extended his point streak to three games with a goal against Notre Dame (1/8) • tallied a point for the fourth-straight game with an assist against Alaska Anchorage (1/11) • recorded the secondary assist on Jake Parenteau's first goal of the season against North Dakota (1/19) • recorded an assist on Seth Ambroz's goal during the Hockey City Classic in Chicago (2/17) • recorded the primary assist on a Nick Bjugstad power-play goal at Bemidji State (3/8) • 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 (3/9) • assisted on Kyle Rau's game-winning goal in game one of the WCHA playoff series against Bemidji State (3/15).

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Skated in 11 games • made his collegiate debut against Sacred Heart (10/8) • won eight of 10 faceoffs at St. Cloud State (1/28).

International: 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 +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.

High School: 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 • Star Tribune Prep Athlete of the Week for the week of 3/11/08 and Pioneer Press Athlete of the Week for the week of 12/15/09 • drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NHL Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.

Personal: Major is undeclared • hobbies include wakeboarding and golfing • most memorable sports thrill was winning the Class A Minnesota High School State tournament • son of Tracy Isackson • born January 20, 1992.