20 Mark Alt  
Mark Alt


St. Paul, Minn.

High School:
Cretin-Derham Hall

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205



Photo Galleryl Mark Alt Q&A

2012-13 • Junior Season:Appeared in 39 games this season, tallying seven assists for the Gophers • ranked second on the team with a +18 • made his season debut on Oct. 12 in a 5-1 win over Michigan State • recorded first assist of the season on Oct. 13 in a 7-1 win over Michigan State • posted +4 performances twice this season (Oct. 12 vs. Michigan State; Feb. 22 against Minnesota Duluth) • assisted on a late Erik Haula goal to earn the Gophers a tie at Alaska Anchorage (11/10) • recorded the secondary assist on A.J. Michaelson's second goal of his career (1/12) • notched the primary assist on Jake Parenteau's first goal of the season against North Dakota (1/19) • registered another assist on an Erik Haula goal in the second period during a 4-2 victory at St. Cloud State (2/8) • collected an assist on a third-period goal by Nate Condon at St. Cloud State (2/9) • tallied a secondary assist on a goal by Christian Isackson in a 5-1 victory at Bemidji State (3/9) • All-WCHA Academic honoree.

2011-12 • Sophomore Season: Set career highs in goals (5), assists (17) and points (22) while skating in 42 games • tied for team lead in goals by a defensemen and was second in scoring among team defensemen • secondon the team in blocked shots (51) • tied for second among defensemen with a +18 rating • team was 13-4-0 when he recorded a point • had three-game point streak (2g-4a) from Dec. 3-10 • WCHA Offensive Player of the Week for Dec. 13 • made his season debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and had two assists • scored his first goal of the season at Alaska Anchorage (10/28) • notched a goal against St. Cloud State (11/19) • registered his third goal of the year and had an assist against Michigan Tech (12/9) • recorded the first three-point game of his career (1g-2a) versus Michigan Tech (12/10) • led all WCHA players during play on Dec. 9-10 with five points (2g-3a) • recorded 15 penalty minutes at North Dakota (1/14) • scored his first goal in 14 games at Nebraska Omaha (2/25) • blocked a team-high four shots against Alaska Anchorage (3/9) in Game 1 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs • had two assists against Alaska Anchorage (3/10) in Game 2 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs.

2010-11 • Freshman Season: Played in 35 straight games after not playing in the first game of the season • had 10 points (2g-8a) • fourth among team defensemen in points, but first among freshmen blueliners • team was 6-2-1 when he had a point • his seven penalties and 22 penalty minutes all came in WCHA games • made collegiate debut against Massachusetts (10/9) and recorded his first career point, an assist on the game-winning goal • had an assist (10/22) against St. Cloud State • was +2 (10/29) and blocked a team-high three shots (10/30) at Colorado College (10/30) • was +2 against Michigan (11/28) • was +1 and had a team-high three blocked shots in a 3-2 win against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth (12/10) • scored his first collegiate goal at No. 2 North Dakota (1/15) • enjoyed a 12-game streak of being even or better from Nov. 20-Jan. 28 (was +6 during that time) • had a career high two assists and was +2 in a 7-3 win against No. 4 Denver (2/12) • scored a goal and earned 12 of his 22 penalty minutes on the season against Michigan Tech (2/26).

International: Participated in 2010 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.

High School: Played his prep hockey at Cretin-Derham Hall • head coach was Jim O'Neill • finalist for the 2010 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award • earned all-Suburban East honors in his last three years of high school and all-state honors in his last two • finished senior season with 15 points (6g-9a) in 22 games • led team to Class AA state quarterfinals in 2009, notching two assists against Duluth East in the first round of the state tournament • quarterbacked football team to a state championship and won Minnesota's Player of the Year Award, playing with current Gopher football redshirt freshman Zach Mottla • selected with the 53rd overall pick in the second round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes.

Personal: Major is undeclared • graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and was a National Honor Society member • hobbies include hunting and fishing • most memorable sports thrills were making the 2009 Minnesota high school hockey tournament and winning the 2009 Minnesota state football championship • son of John and Carolyn Alt • father, John, played professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1984 to 1996 and made two Pro Bowl appearances; is offensive line coach at Cretin-Derham Hall • born October 18, 1991.