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Mike Szmatula
Mike  Szmatula

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Commerce Township, Mich.

High School:
St. Mary's Prep (Mich.)

Last College:
Northeastern

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 187

Position:
Forward


12/01/2017

Gophers Edge Wisconsin 5-4 in Friday Tilt

Ten different players earned a point for Minnesota as they escaped with a Big Ten series-opening victory

11/17/2017

Gophers Pick Up Sixth-Straight Home Win

Casey Mittelstadt led the way with a goal and an assist while Brent Gates Jr., Rem Pitlick and Steve Johnson also recorded goals for the Maroon & Gold.

11/14/2017

Around the Rink: Mike Szmatula

Senior forward Mike Szmatula needs just four points to become the newest member of Gopher Hockey's 100-Point Club as the alternate captain leads all active skaters with 96 points (40 goals, 56 assists) in 113 career games.

10/28/2017

Seniors Lead Gophers to Weekend Sweep

Leon Bristedt and Mike Szmatula both tallied their first goals of the year to give Minnesota a 2-1 win over Clarkson.

10/01/2017

Gophers Top Alberta in Exhibition Opener

Casey Mittelstadt notched three assists and a goal in his first taste of college hockey as the No. 3 Gopher Hockey program unofficially opened the 2017-18 campaign with a 6-2 exhibition win over Alberta.

11/18/2017

Men's Hockey vs. Harvard 11-17-17

Men's Hockey vs. Harvard 11-17-17

10/07/2017

Men's Hockey vs. Union 10-7-17

Men's Hockey vs. Union 10-7-17

12/02/2016

MHK: Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-2-16

Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-2-16

11/19/2016

MHK: Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota State 11-19-16

Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota State 11-19-16

11/04/2016

Men's Hockey vs. North Dakota 11-4-16

Men's Hockey vs. North Dakota 11-4-16

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Career Stats

CAREER HONORS & AWARDS
Skated in 101 career college games with 93 points (38 goals, 55 assists) including 28 games and 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) with the Gophers • letter winner (2017) • joined the Maroon & Gold after spending two seasons at Northeastern. 

2016-17 | JUNIOR SEASON
Skated in 28 games in his first season on the ice with Minnesota • recorded 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) • team was 13-3-2 when he notched a point • did not play more than two games without a point including a six-game point streak • tallied a pair of assists for his first points as a Gopher in Minnesota's 6-3 win over Alaska Fairbanks • notched his first goal with Minnesota against St. Cloud State on Oct. 21 • factored into five game-winning goals including netting a pair of deciding tallies • earned first letter. 

2015-16 | REDSHIRT SEASON

Did not see action for Minnesota during the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules.

2014-15 | SOPHOMORE SEASON (NORTHEASTERN)
Played in all 36 games for the Huskies during the 2014-15 season • tied for second on the team with 13 goals and finished third in points with 29.

2013-14 | FRESHMAN SEASON (NORTHEASTERN)
Hockey East All-Rookie Team honoree • played in all 37 games for the Huskies during the 2013-14 season • ranked second in the nation in rookie scoring (1.05 points per game) and rookie points (39) • led all Hockey East rookies in points per game (1.05), total points (39) and power-play points (14) while ranking tied for first in assists (24) and second in goals (15) • his 39 points were tied for ninth among all Hockey East skaters while his 24 assists were tied for eighth among all Hockey East skaters • ranked second at Northeastern in points and assists.

JUNIORS/HIGH SCHOOL
Spent the 2012-13 season with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United State Hockey League and served as an alternate captain • helped Dubuque capture the Clark Cup for the second time in three years • named Most Valuable Player of the Clark Cup and a USHL First Team All-Star • also helped the Fighting Saints to the Anderson Cup (best regular-season record) for the first time in 30 years with a mark of 45-11-8 • named Dubuque’s Most Valuable Player • finished fifth overall in USHL scoring with 76 regular-season points (37 goals, 39 assists) while his 37 goals tied for second in the USHL and were the most by a member of the Fighting Saints since the team returned to the USHL in 2010 • finished the season with a +49 plus/minus rating, which was tied for the second best in the league and tied for the league lead with 12 power-play points • added 12 playoff points (seven goals, five assists) in 11 games • spent the 2011-12 season with the Summerside Western Capitals in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League • led the league in regular-season scoring with 87 points (36 goals, 51 assists) in 52 games and added 13 playoff points (three goals, 10 assists) in 10 games • voted the league’s Most Valuable Player and a First Team All-Star • spent the 2010-11 season with the Traverse City North Stars in the North American Hockey League • notched 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) • previously skated at St. Mary’s Prep (Michigan) with 40 points (14 goals, 26 assists) in 32 career games with the Eaglets.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 10, 1992 • native of Commerce Township, Mich. • son of Ed and Julie Szmatula.

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