Phil Kessel is the 10th Gopher Hockey alum to win the Stanley Cup after leading the Penguins in playoff scoring.
The Gophers compete in a home-and-home series with Minnesota State this weekend.
The Maroon & Gold boast a 26-14-3 all-time record against Notre Dame including a 4-1-0 mark over the last three years.
Reilly is just the seventh Minnesota player to earn First Team All-America honors twice in his career
Team USA's eight wins at the 2015 IIHF World Championship set a new U.S. record for the event.
Minnesota beat Wisconsin in its first Big Ten Hockey game with 4-1 victory.
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.
The Golden Gophers defeated Michigan State, 5-1, in the season opener.
2013-14 | JUNIOR SEASON
Named a Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist • appeared in all 39 games as a junior • led the team in points and assists with 42 points, 6 goals, and 36 assists • tallied two assists in a victory over RPI • named to the 2014 Ice Breaker Classic All-Tournament Team • picked up four assists in a weekend sweep of Bemidji State • added two assists in a series split with SCSU • netted his first goal of the season in a 5-0 victory over Notre Dame • added a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory over Notre Dame to secure a weekend sweep • tallied an assist in a 6-2 road win over Boston College • picked up a goal and two assists in a 5-0 victory at Michigan State • added two more assists the following night in a 3-3 tie at Michigan State • for his efforts in East Lansing, including a goal and four assists, Reilly was named the B1G's First Star of the week honors. • Reilly was the first defenseman in conference history to earn the award • picked up an assist in a loss to Merrimack in the Mariucci Classic • added a goal in a 3-2 victory over RIT • tacked on an assist to a Travis Boyd power play goal in a 3-4 overtime loss at Michigan • totaled 3 assists during a 5-2 victory over Wisconsin • added an assist in a 4-2 loss in the North Star College Cup at the hands of Minnesota State • totaled two assists during a road trip to Wisconsin in which the Gophers won and tied on the weekend • picked up an assist during a 4-2 win over Ohio State • added an assist during a 6-2 win over Ohio State • tallied a new career high point total with 3 assists and a goal in the Gopher's 300th win at Mariucci Arena, a 6-2 victory over Michigan • tacked on a pair of assists in a 3-4 overtime loss at Penn State • tallied 3 points, a goal and two assists, in a 5-3 victory over Michigan State • added an assist in a 4-2 victory at Ohio State. • totaled 4 assists in a series sweep of Penn State en route to the Big Ten regular season crown.
2013-14 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
First Team All-American • Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year • First Team All-Big Ten • appeared in all 41 games as a sophomore for the Gophers • set new career highs with 33 points, nine goals and 24 assists in 2013-14 • team was 18-2-4 when he tallied a point • recorded eight multi-point games while the team went unbeaten when he tallied two or more points • opened the season with a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 6-0 win over Mercyhurst • added goals in winning efforts against Bemidji State (5-1) and Boston College (6-1) • had two points (one goal, one assist) in Minnesota's 4-1 win over Minnesota State • scored goals in back-to-back games against UMD and Wisconsin • netted the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win at Michigan State to close out the first half • notched two points (one goal, one assist) in the Gophers' series sweep at Penn State • set a new career-point streak at five games from Jan. 28-Feb. 1, starting with three-straight games with a pair of assists • totaled eight points over the streak • added a pair of assists in a 5-1 win over Penn State • his three assists in a 5-1 win over Ohio State marked a new single-game career high for points and assists in a game • played in all four NCAA tournament games and totaled four points (one goal, three assists) • had a goal and assist in the tournament opener, a 7-3 win over Robert Morris • added an assist in a 4-0 win over St. Cloud State as Minnesota advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four • earned an assist in the national championships game • his First Team All-America honor makes his the first Gopher to earn the award since Ryan Stoa in 2009 • earned second letter.
2012-13 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in 36 games this season as a freshman for the Gophers • led all Minnesota rookies with 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in 2012-13 • assisted on a pair of goals in his Gophers debut vs. Michigan State (10/12) • scored his first collegiate goal in a 5-1 triumph at Vermont (11/23) • played as a forward and scored a goal against the tigers of Colorado College (12/7). • his goal against Colorado College meant he took a three-game point streak into the holiday break • played in every game, as a freshman, prior to the holiday break for the Gophers • missed two games to compete with the U.S. National Junior team, winning gold at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia • recorded the primary assist on Ben Marshall's game-winning goal against Alaska Anchorage to give the Gophers a 4-3 victory (1/11) • notched an assist on Nate Condon's third-period goal at St. Cloud State (2/9) • assisted on a first-period goal by Sam Warning in a 3-2 victory at Wisconsin (2/15) • scored a power-play goal in the first period against Minnesota Duluth to give the Gphers an early lead (2/23).
Participated in the 2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp and missed two games as a freshman to compete with the U.S. National Junior team, winning gold at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia • recorded one assist in five games for the third-place United States at the 2011 World Junior A Hockey Challenge in Langley, B.C., skating with fellow Gopher A.J. Michaelson.
Under head coach Fred Harbinson in 2011-12, helped the BCHL's Penticton Vees set a North American junior hockey record with a 42-game win streak en route to RBC Cup and Doyle Cup championships • was a teammate of brothers and current Gopher Connor and Ryan • led BCHL defensemen in goals (24), assists (59), and points (83) and won the BCHL Interior Conference Best Defenseman Award • selected to the BCHL All-Rookie Team and was a first-team All-Interior Conference selection • named Vees' Player of the Month in October • skated for Shattuck St. Mary's under head coach Tom Ward in 2010-11 • led Sabres defensemen in scoring with 43 points and helped guide the team to an Under-18 Tier I National Championship • played two seasons of prep hockey for the Academy of Holy Angels with both of his brothers under coach Greg Trebil • led team's defensemen in scoring and was an All-Missota Conference honoree in both years • drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Carlson School of Management attendee • earned the Silver Award for having a GPA of 3.3 or higher three times at Shattuck St. Mary's • hobbies include golfing, roller blading, and spending time on the lake • most memorable sports thrills were winning national championships with Shattuck St. Mary's in 2010-11 and the Penticton Vees in 2011-12 • older brothers Connor and Ryan (twins) are also on on the Gophers • sister, Shannon, played hockey at Ohio State from 2006-10 • younger sister, Caitlin, plays hockey at Penn State • son of Mike and Lisa Reilly • father, Mike, played college hockey at Colorado College from 1976-78 and at Minnesota from 1979-81 and was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1977 • born July 13, 1993.
Gophers Close Out First Half at MSU
The Maroon & Gold enter this weekend’s series with a 110-45-15 all-time record against Michigan State including a 45-27-8 mark on the road against the Spartans.
Sheehy Tabbed B1G Second Star
The sophomore leads the Gophers with 20 points and nine goals this year while his 11 assists are tied for the team lead.
Around the Rink: Vinni Lettieri
A native of Excelsior, Minn., Lettieri ranks second on the Gophers with 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in 14 games this season.