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Michael Brodzinski
Michael  Brodzinski

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ham Lake, Minn.

High School:
Blaine

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 202

Position:
Defense


02/06/2016

`U' Falls in Series Finale

Minnesota (14-13-0 overall, 9-3-0-0 Big Ten) hits the road next weekend with a two-game series at Michigan State.

01/26/2016

Gophers Sweep B1G Accolades

Michael Brodzinski was named the Big Ten First Star of the Week after posting the first-ever hat trick by a league defenseman.

01/23/2016

Brodzinski's Hat Trick Caps Sweep

Minnesota's nine goals were the program's highest offensive since a 9-0 win over Sacred Heart on Oct. 7, 2011.

01/22/2016

Schierhorn Shuts Down Badgers

Connor Reilly, Hudson Fasching and Justin Kloos each tallied two points for the Gophers.

01/02/2016

`U' Falls to No. 7 Harvard in Overtime

Eric Schierhorn made a career-high 35 saves in the tournament title game.

11/25/2013

Minnesota Routs UMD

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

10/28/2013

Minnesota Routs Eagles

Minnesota scored four first-period goals in a 6-1 win over Boston College.

10/15/2013

Gophers Blank Mercyhurst

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

02/05/2016

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-5-16

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-5-16

12/04/2015

Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-4-15

Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-4-15

02/26/2015

MHK: Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15

Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15

2015-16 | JUNIOR SEASON
Notched a career high three point night in leading the Gophers to a four to three victory over Northeastern. • For his efforts in a series sweep of Northeastern that included four points, was awarded the Big Ten's Second Star of the Week. • Recorded a two goal weekend in the Mariucci Classic and was named to the All-Tournament Team.  Netted the first ever hat trick by a Big Ten defenseman on the road at Wisconsin.  After a four point weekend, was the second defenseman in league history (Mike Reilly 12/4/14) to be named the Big Ten's First Star of the Week.

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.

JUNIORS/HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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.

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