7 Kyle Rau  
Kyle Rau

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 173

Position:
Forward

Club:
Sioux Falls - USHL


09/05/2014

Gophers Announce Captains for 2014-15

Kyle Rau, Ben Marshall and Seth Ambroz will lead Minnesota this season.

08/29/2014

Top 10: #1 Gophers Stun UND at Frozen Four

From Day One of this countdown, you knew it was coming - Justin Holl's last second game winner against North Dakota in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal.

08/26/2014

Top 10: #2 Rau's Overtime Goal for B1G Title

Kyle Rau's game winner against Michigan on March 14 comes in at No. 2 on our countdown.

08/22/2014

Top 10: #3 Gophers Win Hockey City Classic

Minnesota topped Ohio State 1-0 in front of 45,021 fans at TCF Bank Stadium as part of the Hockey City Classic.

08/15/2014

Top 10: #5 `U' Wins North Star College Cup

The North Star College Cup final comes in at No. 5 on our Top Plays Countdown.

01/17/2014

Gophers Win Outdoor Game

Minnesota beat Ohio State, 1-0, under the lights at TCF Bank Stadium.

01/06/2014

Gophers Rout Engineers

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

12/02/2013

Gophers Sweep Badgers

Seth Ambroz scored his second goal of the game in the final minute to lead Minnesota past Wisconsin 4-3.

11/25/2013

Minnesota Routs UMD

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

10/15/2013

Gophers Blank Mercyhurst

Minnesota opened the 2013-14 season with a 6-0 win over Mercyhurst.

04/10/2014

Men's Ice Hockey vs. North Dakota -- Frozen Four

Men's Ice Hockey vs. North Dakota -- Frozen Four

10/11/2013

Gophers vs Mercyhurst

Men's Hockey Action

03/25/2012

Men's Hockey vs UND NCAA West Regional 03.25.12

Men's Hockey vs UND NCAA West Regional 03.25.12

03/24/2012

Men's Hockey vs Boston U NCAA Regional 03.24.12

Men's Hockey vs Boston U NCAA Regional 03.24.12

03/02/2012

Men's Hockey vs Wisconsin 03.02.12

Men's Hockey vs Wisconsin 03.02.12

Photo Gallery

2014-15 | SENIOR SEASON
Team captain • a member of Minnesota's 100-point club.

2013-14 | JUNIOR SEASON
Team co-captain • Second Team All-American • Second Team All-Big Ten • member of the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team • appeared in all 41 games and led the Gophers with 40 points (14 goals, 26 assists) • returns as the second-leading active scorer in the NCAA with 123 career points, first in career game-winning goals with 19, second in career power-play goals with 22, third in career goals with 47 and fourth in career assists with 76 • team was 21-4-4 when Rau tallied a point and 10-0-0 when he tallied more than one point • led the team with six game-winning goals • never went more than two games without a point (doing so just twice during the season) • opened the season with three points (one goal, two assists) in the season opener against Merychurst -- a 6-0 Minnesota win -- including the game winner • added a pair of assists against Boston College in a 3-3 overtime tie • picked up a goal and an assist in a 6-1 win over Minnesota Duluth • repeated the two-point effort in a 4-3 victory over Wisconsin • became the 80th member of Minnesota's 100-point club with an assist against Colgate • scored twice, including the game winner, in the Gophers' 6-1 win over RPI • tallied a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 4-4 overtime tie with Duluth • picked up two assists in a 4-1 victory over Michigan at Mariucci Arena • notched a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win over Ohio State • scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 victory at Michigan to clinch the inaugural Big Ten regular-season title for Minnesota • added Minnesota's lone goal in the Big Ten tournament • totaled six points (two goals, four assists) during the NCAA tournament • scored the game-winning goal and added an assist Minnesota's 7-3 win over Robert Morris to open the tournament • scored again in a 4-0 victory over St. Cloud State to send the Gophers to the Frozen Four • tallied two assists including the game-winner with 0.6 seconds left in a 3-2 win over North Dakota at the Frozen Four • ended the season with an assist against Union in the national championship game • earned the team's John Mariucci Outstanding Student-Athlete Award winner • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned third letter.

2012-13 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Appeared in all 40 games as a sophomore for the Gophers this season • collected 40 points (15 goals, 25 assists) • tied for first in the nation with seven game-winning goals • a +12 for the season • Led the team in power-play points during the regular season 18 (6G, 12A) • led the WCHA in game-winning goals with six during the regular season • had a two-point night with a goal and an assist against Michigan State (10/13) • scored the only goal of the game just 12 seconds into the first period against Canisius (10/28) • netted two power-play goals, including the game-winning goal, at Alaska Anchorage (11/9) • tallied an empty-net goal to clinch a victory for the Gophers in the Boarder Battle vs. Wisconsin (11/7) • scored the game-winning goal and assisted on a Zach Budish goal at Vermont (11/23) • collected at least one point in every weekend series for the Gophers prior to the holiday break. • recorded a power-play goal in the third period to give the Gophers a 3-0 lead over Air Force (12/29) • tallied a season-high three points with two goals and an assist against Boston College to help the Gophers win the Mariucci Classic, 8-1 (12/30) • notched another multi-point game with a goal and an assist against Alaska Anchorage (1/11) • recorded his first career hat trick against Alaska Anchorage (1/12) • awarded WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors on January 15th after registering six points (four goals, two assists) the previous weekend against Alaska Anchorage. • assisted on three of the Gophers' four goals at Minnesota State (1/26) • collected a pair of assists, one in the first period and one in the third period, in a 4-2 victory at St. Cloud State (2/8) • netted the game-winning goal in the third period against Minnesota Duluth in a 5-3 victory (2/22) • registered assists on the first two goals of the game, one by Erik Haula and one by Nick Bjugstad, at Bemidji State (3/9) • set up a Ben Marshall goal and scored the game-winning goal in game one of the WCHA playoffs against Bemidji State (3/15) • All-WCHA Academic team honoree.

2011-12 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Named to the All-WCHA Rookie Team • national Rookie of the Month for October after scoring seven goals and recording six assists • three-time WCHA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 18, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28) • second on the team in points (43) and third on the team in goals (18) and assists (25) • led team in power-play goals (9) and finished secondin plus-minus (+23) • led team with six game-winning goals to tie Trent Klatt (1991-92) for ninth all-time in a single season • his 18 goals werethe most by a Gopher freshman since the 2006-07 season (Jay Barriball had 20 and Kyle Okposo had 19) • his 43 points werethe most by a Gopher freshman since the 2008-09 season (Jordan Schroeder had 45) • had at least one point in 19 of 25 WCHA games (team was 16-3-0 in those games) • scored at least one point in 27 of40 games and team was 21-5-1 in those games • had a team-high eight-game point streak (7g-6a) from Oct. 14-Nov. 5 and a seven-game point streak (3g-6a) from Jan. 27-Feb. 25 • made college debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and scored 56 seconds (game-winning goal) into the game for his first point as a Gopher • scored two power-play goals at Minnesota Duluth (10/14) • scored the game-winning power-play goal against Minnesota Duluth (10/15) • had an assist and scored the game-winning goal just 44 seconds into the game against Vermont (10/21) • recorded two points (1g-1a) against Vermont (10/23) • dished out two assists at Alaska Anchorage (10/28) • had two points (1g-1a) including a shorthanded empty-net goal at Alaska Anchorage (10/29) • scored the game-winning goal with 46 seconds left in regulation against North Dakota (11/5) • picked up a third-period goal at St. Cloud State (11/18) • tallied on goal at Michigan State (11/26) • scored the game-winning goal and picked up six penalty minutes against Minnesota State (12/3) • had three points (1g-2a) including Minnesota's first goal of the game against Michigan Tech (12/10) • missed both games of the Mariucci Classic (12/30 and 12/31) while playing for the United States in the World Junior Championship • scored Minnesota's lone goal at North Dakota (1/13) • had two assists at North Dakota (1/14) • recorded a goal and 15 penalty minutes at Denver (2/10) • dished out two assists against Bemidji State (2/17) • scored two power-play goals in a win at Nebraska Omaha (2/25) • blocked a team-high four shots against Wisconsin (3/3) • had two assists against Alaska Anchorage (3/10) in Game 2 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs • recorded one goal and one assist against North Dakota in the WCHA Final Five semifinals (3/16) • registered the first four-point game (1g-3a) of his career against Boston University (3/24) in the NCAA West Regional semifinals.

INTERNATIONAL
Represented the United States at the 2012 World Junior Championship • tied for first on Team USA with two power-play goals, tied for third with three goals and tied for fifth with five points • competed for the United States Under-18 Team at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial in Piestany, Slovakia • recorded an assist and had a plus/minus of +1 in three games.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS
Finished 2010-11 playing for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL under Kevin Hartzell • put up 10 points in the final 11 games of the regular season • led the Stampede in playoff scoring with 12 points in 10 games • played high school hockey for Eden Prairie for head coach Lee Smith • won Minnesota's Mr. Hockey Award and earned first-team all-state honors in 2010-11 after leading the Eagles to a Class AA state championship in 2010-11 • scored the winning goal against Duluth East in triple overtime of the 2011 Class AA state championship game on 3/12 • tallied game-winning goal in double overtime against Wayzata to clinch the 2011 Section 6AA championship on 3/2 • was second-team all-state in 2009-10 • helped Eagles win 2008-09 Class AA state championship along with former Gopher Nick Leddy • named AP all-state honorable mention • drafted by the Florida Panthers with the 91st overall selection (third round) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

PERSONAL
Plans to major in marketing • most memorable sports thrills were winning the 2009 and 2011 Minnesota High School Class AA state hockey championships • brother, Chad, skated for Colorado College from 2005-09 and is currently in the Minnesota Wild organization • son of Mike and Lynne Rau • father, Mike, played baseball for Minnesota • born October 24, 1992.