Brodzinski made his professional debut on Saturday night with the San Jose Barracuda, the organization's AHL affiliate.
The Gophers rallied from a two-goal deficit with three-straight goals in the second period but couldn't contain the Wolverines' high-powered offense and power-play units.
Justin Kloos, Hudson Fasching and Michael Brodzinski were also named Second Team All-Big Ten.
Leon Bristedt, Vinni Lettieri and Tommy Novak scored for the Gophers in the series opener.
Jack Glover scored twice while Justin Kloos tallied three assists to reach 100-career points.
The Gopher hockey team routed UMD, 6-1, at Mariucci Arena.
Minnesota scored four first-period goals in a 6-1 win over Boston College.
Minnesota opened the 2013-14 season with a 6-0 win over Mercyhurst.
Big 10 Tournament Semifinal game vs. Ohio State.
Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-5-16
Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-4-15
Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15
CAREER NOTES AND HONORS
Skated for Minnesota from 2013-2016 and helped the Gophers capture three-straight Big Ten regular-season titles as well as the 2015 Big Ten playoff title • recorded 48 points (18 goals, 30 assists) in 99 career games • Second Team All-Big Ten honoree (2016) • three-year letter winner • signed an amateur tryout contract and an entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks organization on March 26, 2016 -- foregoing his senior season at Minnesota.
2015-16 | JUNIOR SEASON
Skated in all 37 games for the Gophers with career highs for points (21), goals (eight) and assists (13) • Second Team All-Big Ten honoree • led all Minnesota defensemen and finished tied for fourth among Big Ten defensemen with 21 points • led all Minnesota defensemen and finished tied for second among Big Ten defensemen with eight goals • named to the Mariucci Classic All-Tournament Team • tallied the first-ever hat trick by a Big Ten defenseman on Jan. 23, 2016 in a 9-2 win against Wisconsin • earned third letter.
2014-15 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Appeared in 36 games as a sophomore for the Maroon & Gold • totaled 14 points with four goals and 10 assists • tallied 2 assists in a season-opening victory over UMD • netted 3 points, a goal and 2 assists, in a series sweep over Notre Dame • added an assist in a 5-0 road win over Michigan State • scored a goal in a 2-3 loss against Merrimack in the Mariucci Classic • added an assist on the road in a 3-4 overtime loss to Michigan • scored a goal in a semifinal loss during the North Star College Cup against Minnesota State • netted a power play goal during a 6-2 victory over Ohio State • added an assist on a Justin Kloos power play goal in a 2-1 victory at Penn State • picked up an assist in a 2-5 loss at Ohio State • tallied an assist in a 5-0 win over Penn State • added an assist in a 4-2 win over Michigan in the Big Ten Championship • earned second letter.
2013-14 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in 26 games as a freshman for the Gophers including all four NCAA tournament games • totaled 13 points in his rookie campaign with six goals and seven assists • also tallied 39 blocks and was a plus-eight for the year • opened his college career with points in four-straight games •scored his first college goal in his Gophers debut -- a 6-0 win over Mercyhurst • added an assist in Minnesota's 6-3 win at Bemidji State • scored two points (one goal, one assist) in Minnesota's series against Boston College • tallied three points in the UMD series (two power-play goals, one assist) including his first career two-point game in a 6-1 win over the Bulldogs • added an assist in Minnesota's 3-2 win at Michigan State • scored an unassisted goal in the team's 2-2 tie with Colgate at the Mariucci Classic • added an assist in Minnesota's 5-2 win at Penn State and picked up another helper against the Nittany Lions at home in a 2-1 win • opened the NCAA tournament with a goal and an assist in the team's 7-3 win over Robert Morris • earned first letter.
Played in 61 regular-season games in 2012-13 for the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks, tallying 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) • also skated in three playoff games for the Lumberjacks with one assist • joined Muskegon for three games in 2011-12 and tallied one assist • prior to his tenure in the USHL, played three seasons for Blaine • set career prep highs in 2011-12, contributing 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists) in his final year with the Bengals • scored 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) in 2010-11 and six points (three goals, three assists) in 2009-10.
Born May 28, 1995 • son of Mike and Kathy Brodzinski • has three brothers, Jonny, Easton and Bryce • selected 141st overall in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks • brother, Jonny, played hockey at St. Cloud State and was drafted seven picks after Michael in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Kings.
McManus Named B1G Third Star
McManus scored three goals – his first three collegiate tallies – on three shots in the third period including the eventual game-winning goal.
McManus' Hat Trick Lifts 'U' to Victory
Eleven Gophers tallied points in the game while Eric Schierhorn picked up the win in his 78th-straight start for Minnesota, setting a new program record.
Penn State Spoils Gophers' Home Opener
No. 7 Gopher Hockey opened its home and Big Ten conference seasons suffering a 3-1 defeat against No. 11 Penn State on Friday evening at 3M Arena at Mariucci.