Justin Kloos
Justin  Kloos


Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville South

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 182


Junior Team:
Waterloo (USHL)


Pitlick's Hat Trick Leads Gophers to Win

The rookie tallied three goals and an assist as the Gophers topped Penn State 6-3 on the road.


Gophers Drop Series Opener in Columbus

Brent Gates Jr., Rem Pitlick, Vinni Lettieri and Justin Kloos scored for the Maroon & Gold.


Gophers Shut Down No. 4/6 Penn State

Minnesota held the nation's top offense to one goal and its lowest shot total of the season as the No. 7 Gopher Hockey program topped No. 4/6 Penn State 5-1 on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.


Gophers Trio Up for Hobey Baker

The 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner will be announced from a field of three Hobey Hat Trick finalists on Friday, April 7, 2017 during the NCAA Frozen Four Championships in Chicago, IL.


Schierhorn, Gophers Blank Bemidji State

Minnesota picked up goals from Leon Bristedt, Ryan Norman, Taylor Cammarata and Justin Kloos while Schierhorn made 25 saves to secure the win and move to 15-7-2 on the year.


Kloos, Gophers Beat Huskies

Justin Kloos recorded the hat trick as Minnesota beat St. Cloud State in overtime.


Gophers Beat Wolverines

Minnesota beat Michigan, 5-3, on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.


Gophers Sweep Buckeyes

Sam Warning's hat trick led Minnesota to a 4-2 win and sweep of Ohio State.


Gophers Rout Engineers

Minnesota beat RPI, 6-2, in the Mariucci Classic.


Minnesota Routs UMD

The Gopher hockey team routed UMD, 6-1, at Mariucci Arena.


Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-3-17

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-3-17


MHK: Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota State 11-19-16

Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota State 11-19-16


Big 10 Semifinal

Big 10 Tournament Semifinal game vs. Ohio State.


Men's Hockey vs. Michigan State 1-15-16

Men's Hockey vs. Michigan State 1-15-16


Men's Hockey vs. Northeastern October 23, 2015

Men's Hockey vs. Northeastern October 23, 2015

Team captain (2016) • skated in all 117 games during his first three years with the program • Minnesota's active leading scorer with 107 career points (45 goals, 62 assists) • the 82nd member of Minnesota's 100-Point Club • Second Team All-Big Ten (2016) • John Mariucci Most Valuable Player Award (2016) and Elwin "Doc" Romnes Leadership & Sportsmanship Award (2016) • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016) • three-year letter winner. 

Team captain • Second Team All-Big Ten • skated in all 37 games • led the Gophers and finished fourth in Big Ten scoring with a career-high 41 points (16 goals, 27 assists) • his 27 assists were also a career high while his 16 goals matched his career high from 2013-14 • tied for third in the nation with four short-handed goals • team was 16-6-0 when he tallied a point • posted a career-high four-point game (one goal, three assists) in an overtime win against Ohio State on Dec. 4 • matched the performance with four points (one goal, three assists) against Penn State on Jan. 9 -- the showing kicked off an 11-game point streak and a seven-game goal streak for Kloos (both career longs) • Kloos notched multi-point games in eight of 11 contests during the streak with 23 total points over the stretch • became the 82nd Gopher to join Minnesota's 100-Point Club on March 4 in a win at Michigan State • ended the season on a four-game point streak including three points in the regular-season finale as the Gophers captured the Big Ten regular-season title • honored with Minnesota's John Mariucci Most Value Player Award and the Elwin "Doc" Romnes Leadership & Sportsmanship Award • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned third letter.


Appeared in all 39 games as a sophomore • totaled 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists), matching his freshman point total  tallied his first collegiate hat trick in a 4-3 overtime victory against St. Cloud State on Nov. 1 • scored the game-winning goal in a 4-2 victory against Michigan to help the Maroon & Gold secure the Big Ten tournament title • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second letter.

NCAA West Regional Most Outstanding Player and All-Tournament Team member • appeared in all 41 games as a freshman • scored 16 goals to become the first Gophers' freshman to lead the team in goal scoring since Jay Barriball in 2006-07 • finished fourth on the team in points with 32 (16 goals, 16 assists) and led all Minnesota freshman • team was 17-2-3 when he tallied a point and 6-1-1 in games where he had multiple points • scored a power-play goal for his first collegiate point in the season opener -- a 6-0 win over Mercyhurst  scored his first empty-net goal against Penn State in a 5-2 victory while also adding two assists in the game • tallied a goal in Minnesota's 3-2 win at Michigan to clinch the inaugural Big Ten regular-season title • played in all four NCAA tournament games • tallied a goal in the NCAA opener -- a 7-3 win over Robert Morris • scored twice in Minnesota's 4-0 win over St. Cloud State -- including his first game winner -- to send the Gophers to the NCAA Frozen Four • had two points (one goal, one assist) in the national championship game against Union • earned first letter.

Skated for Team USA at the 2012 World Junior A Challenge.

Skated with the USHL's Waterloo Black Hawks for parts of three seasons including the entire 2012-13 campaign • finished second in the USHL with 87 points behind Black Hawks linemate and Gophers classmate Taylor Cammarata • his 58 assists in 2012-13 were the second most in Waterloo history • earned All-USHL First Team honors • saw action in two USHL games with Waterloo in 2011-12, scoring four points (two goals, two assists) • also played 10 games for the Black Hawks in 2010-11, adding five points (three goals, two assists) • prior to his tenure in the USHL, skated with Lakeville South High School and led the state in scoring with 103 points in 31 games during his senior season • honored as Minnesota's Mr. Hockey in 2012 • helped Lakeville South to a Minnesota State Hockey Tournament Appearance.

Born Nov. 30, 1993 • son of Tom and Mary Kloos • has one brother, John • cousin, Carrie Thompson, played collegiate women's hockey at Dartmouth.


Overtime Goal Gives Gophers Sweep


Rem Pitlick gave the No. 5 Gopher Hockey program its first lead of the night with an overtime winner as Minnesota picked up a 4-3 win over No. 8/9 Penn State to complete a Big Ten sweep...

Pitlick's Hat Trick Leads Gophers to Win


The rookie tallied three goals and an assist as the Gophers topped Penn State 6-3 on the road.

Freshman Faceoff: Ryan Lindgren


GopherSports.com had a chance to catch up with one of Minnesota’s newest skaters and talk about his experience so far in the Maroon & Gold.

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