Mike Hoeffel
Mike  Hoeffel


North Oaks, Minn.

High School:
Hill-Murray HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205



2010-11 • Senior Season
Recorded four points (1g-3a) and was +3 in two wins against Massachusetts (Oct. 8-9) • notched game-winning assist (10/9) • took six shots and registered second goal of the season against Nebraska-Omaha (10/15) • had a goal and was +1 versus St. Cloud State (10/22) • five-game streak of being a plus player (+6) ended with an even rating against St. Cloud State (10/24) • took three shots in each game at Colorado College (Oct. 29-30) • had one assist and took four shots against Wisconsin (11/6) • assist was his first point in five games • scored four goals and had one assist in weekend sweep at Michigan Tech (11/19 and 11/20) • scored two goals in each game against Tech and has six career goals (three two-goal games all coming on the road) versus the Huskies • goals against Tech ended a five-game draught without a goal • extended point-scoring streak to five games (4g-4a) with one assist against Michigan State (11/26) and Michigan (11/28) • missed Dec. 3 game at Minnesota State with an illness • returned for Dec. 4 game at Minnesota State and had one assist • scored a power-play goal against Union (12/31), which was his first goals since Nov. 20 ending a five-game stretch without a tally • took a team-high five shots against Ferris State (1/1) • scored Minnesota's first goal on the game at North Dakota (1/14) • now has eight career goals in 14 games against North Dakota.

2009-10 • Junior Season
Competed in 34 of team's 39 games and led the team with 14 goals while ranking third with 24 points • led the team with seven power play goals and ranked second with 11 power play points • scored five of his 14 goals against North Dakota, including two in a 3-3 tie (10/17) and two in a 4-2 WCHA playoff victory (3/13) • recorded the first goal of a game four times • rallied team from a 2-0 deficit at Michigan Tech with two second period goals in an eventual 3-2 win (12/11) • broke a 1-1 tie with 2:50 left in regulation to beat Bowling Green in Dodge Holiday Classic (1/2) • also scored a goal in Dodge Holiday Classic title game loss to Northern Michigan (1/3), earning a spot on the all-tournament team • had a career-high six-game point scoring streak from 12/11-1/9 • notched the game-winner in 4-1 wins over Alaska Anchorage (11/1) and Bemidji State (11/14) • put a season-high seven shots on goal and scored a goal in 3-2 loss to Minnesota Duluth (11/21) • team was 11-4-1 when he scored a point • played left wing on team's first or second line • named to the WCHA All-Academic team • earned his third letter.

2008-09 • Sophomore Season
Appeared in 35 of team's 37 games, missing two games to participate in World Junior championships • ranked third on the team with 12 goals and led the team with six power play goals • had two points in each game of series sweep against St. Cloud State (1/16-17) to earn WCHA Offensive Player of the Week honors • notched two goals, including the game-winner, in 8-6 win at St. Cloud State (1/17) • scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in 5-2 win at Wisconsin (10/25) • notched a goal and an assist in loss to Wisconsin (2/6) • scored power play goals in each game of series at Colorado College (2/20-21) • collected a power play goal in first game of WCHA playoff series against St. Cloud State (3/13) • had points in six of the team's last 10 games • named to the WCHA All-Academic team • competed for the U.S. squad in the IIHF under-20 World Junior championships in Ottawa (12/26-1/3), notching a goal and two assists in six games • played left wing on team's second and third lines • earned his second letter.

2007-08 • Freshman Season
Played in all 45 games as a freshman • ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 19 points • scored both goals in team's 2-1 WCHA Final Five semifinal win over Colorado College (3/21), earning all-tournament honors • totaled two goals in 4-3 win at North Dakota (12/8) to earn WCHA Rookie of the Week honors • scored eight of his nine goals in road or neutral site games • scored twice, including a shorthander, in a 4-4 tie at St. Cloud State (1/12) • first career goal was a shorthander that gave the Gophers a 3-2 third period lead in an eventual 3-3 tie at Michigan State (11/23) • collected a goal and an assist in 4-1 win at Alaska Anchorage (3/1) • notched assists in both games of series against Alaska Anchorage (11/16-17) and Minnesota Duluth (3/7-8) • posted a power play goal and two assists in series sweep of Wayne State (1/4-5) • assisted a goal in 4-3 win over Michigan (10/13) • played left wing on all four lines • earned his first letter.

Played one season in the U.S. National Team Development Program • was a member of the U.S. Under-18 Team in 2006-07 • finished eighth on the team in scoring with 16 goals and seven assists in 44 games • graduate of Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Mich. • attended Hill-Murray School prior to his time in Ann Arbor • helped the Pioneers to a 27-3-1 record and fourth place at the 2006 Class AA State Tournament during his junior season • finished 11th in the state in scoring with totals of 27-44--71 in 31 games, • named AP all-state honorable mention, Minneapolis Star Tribune first team all-metro and Classic Suburban all-conference • played for the silver medal winning 2006 USA U-18 Select Team at the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka Tournament • ended the tournament with three points (one goal, two assists) in four games • posted totals of 24-19--43 in 26 games during his 2004-05 sophomore season to help the Pioneers to a 17-8-1 overall record • drafted by the New Jersey Devils with the 57th pick in the second round of 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Business and Marketing Education major • lists tennis and eating as hobbies • lists winning a ­­­medal in Switzerland playing for the USA Under-18 team • son of Tom and Cathy Hoeffel • born April 9, 1989.


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