Casey Mittelstadt notched three assists and a goal in his first taste of college hockey as the No. 3 Gopher Hockey program unofficially opened the 2017-18 campaign with a 6-2 exhibition win over Alberta.
With Gopher Hockey's exhibition game set for Oct. 1, we're counting down to the 2017-18 opener by looking back at some of the top moments from last year's campaign.
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) -- With Gopher Hockey's exhibition game set for Oct. 1, we're counting down to the 2017-18 opener by looking back at some of the top moments from last year's campaign.
All-American Tyler Sheehy will serve as team captain for the Gopher Hockey program in 2017-18 while Leon Bristedt, Mike Szmatula and Ryan Lindgren will serve as alternate captains.
Now tied with Wisconsin for first place in the Big Ten with three games to go, the Gophers picked up goals from Taylor Cammarata, Rem Pitlick and Vinni Lettieri.
Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-2-16
Men's Hockey vs. St. Cloud State 10-21-16
Men's Hockey vs. USANDT 10-14-16
MHKY: B1G Championship Game vs. Michigan 3-19-16
Big 10 Tournament Semifinal game vs. Ohio State.
2016-17 | JUNIOR SEASON
Skated in 38 games as a junior • finished fourth on the team with 33 points (12 goals, 21 assists) • team was 7-1-0 on the year when he scored a goal and 9-2-0 when he recorded multiple points • scored a pair of game-winning goals against Clarkson and Bemidji State • notched his first career hat trick in Minnesota's win over Penn State on Feb. 4, 2017 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter.
2015-16 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Skated in 36 games as a sophomore for the Gophers • nearly doubled his freshman point totals to 37 (20 goals, 17 assists) in 2015-16 after notching 19 in 2014-15 • his 37 points, 20 goals and 17 assists were all career highs while he tied for the team lead with 20 goals • led Minnesota by contributing points in 24 games including nine multi-point games during the 2015-16 season • named the Mike Crupi Most Determined Player Award recipient • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter.
2014-15 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Totaled 19 points to lead all freshmen in scoring with five goals and 14 assists in 35 games • picked up his first career point, an assist in a 5-2 victory over Bemidji State • scored his first collegiate goal in a 5-0 victory over Notre Dame • scored the lone goal in a 2-1 road loss to UMD • tallied an assist on the game opening/winning goal in a 5-0 road victory over Michigan State • picked up an assist on a Travis Boyd goal during a 5-7 loss at Michigan • notched a goal during the Gopher's 7-5 win over Wisconsin in Madison • added an assist in a 4-4 tie on the road at Wisconsin • netted a power play goal during a 4-2 win over Ohio State • picked up an assist during a 6-2 win over Ohio State en route to a series sweep • tallied an assist on Seth Ambroz's game winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Michigan • added two assists in a 5-3 victory over Michigan State • picked up an assist during a 4-2 loss to Michigan State • tallied an assist during a 4-2 victory at Ohio State • scored a goal in a 5-0 win over Penn State • added two assists in a 6-2 victory over Penn State • picked up a pair of assists in a 4-2 win over Michigan in the Big Ten Championship game • earned first letter.
Represented Sweden at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal • also represented Sweden at the 2013 IIHF U-18 World Junior Championship • played in five games at the tournament with three goals and one assist • also skated for Sweden at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial with three assists • led all players with seven goals in six games (also had an assist) at the 2012 World Hockey Challenge.
Joined the Gophers after spending three seasons with the Linköping organization in Sweden • led the SuperElit league with 60 points in 43 games and shared the league goal-scoring title with 32 goals during the 2013-14 season • played in his first full season in the SuperElit league in 2012-13 with nine goals and 12 assists in 31 regular-season games • also had three assists in five playoff games during the 2012-13 season • played in 10 regular-season games for Linköping with five points (four goals, one assist) during the 2011-12 season • previously skated for the Nacka HK organization in Sweden.
Born March 14, 1995 • son of Johan Sundberg and Katarina Bristedt • has three siblings, Minora, Zander and Zindra • Minora has competed as a gymnast for the Swedish National Team • joins NHL players Erik Haula and Thomas Vanek as the only non-North Americans to letter at Minnesota.
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