29 Nate Schmidt  
Nate Schmidt


St. Cloud, Minn.

High School:
Saint Cloud Cathedral

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195



Fargo - USHL

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2012-13 • Junior Season:Second Team All-American • All-WCHA First Team selection • Appeared in all 40 games this season as a junior for the Gophers • led all Minnesota defensemen and ranked third among the top defensemen in the nation (first in the WCHA) with 31 points (eight goals, 23 assists) • a +16 for the season with four power-play goals and one game winner • was the leading scorer among defensemen in the WCHA, with 30 points, during the regular season. • tallied his first point of the season with an assist on Brady Skjei's first collegiate goal against Michigan State (10-13) • scored his first goal of the season at Michigan Tech (10/19) • had two points, a goal and an assist, versus Minnesota State (11/2) • assisted on a pair of power-play goals up in Alaska against the Seawolves (11/9) • collected one assist each game of a two-game series at Vermont. (11/23-24) • recorded an assist each night of a two-game series against Nebraska Omaha to run his points streak to four games (11/30-12/1) • scored a power-play goal to help the Gophers beat Boston College and claim the Mariucci Classic (12/30) • posted a pair of assists in a 7-1 victory against Alaska Anchorage (1/11) • registered four assists, a career best in assists and points, in a 7-1 victory against Alaska Anchorage (1/12) • tallied a goal early in the third period to give Minnesota a two-goal cushion in a win over North Dakota (1/18) • netted the Gophers only goal of the game against Minnesota State (1/25) • scored his third goal in four games in a 4-1 victory at Minnesota State (1/26) • set up Erik Haula's game-winning goal and scored a third-period goal of his own in a victory over his hometown St. Cloud State Huskies (2/8) • got the Gophers on the board with a power-play goal at St. Cloud State (2/9) • recorded the primary assist on Kyle Rau's game-winning goal in game one of the WCHA playoff series against Bemidji State (3/15) • scored a power-play goal against Yale in a NCAA tournament game • All-WCHA Academic Team selection.

2011-12 • Sophomore Season: Named to the All-WCHA Second Team • WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for Feb. 28 • set a career high in goals (3), assists (38) and points (41) while playing in 43 games • led team, all defensemen nationally, and was third in the nation with 38 assists • his 38 assists placed him sixth all-time in school history for assists by a defenseman in a single season • led team in power-play points (28) and blocked shots (52)• led team with a +24 rating• tookonly sevenminor penalties all year • made his season debut against Sacred Heart (10/7) and picked up two assists • had two assists at Minnesota Duluth (10/14) • scored his first career goal as a Gopher and added two assists versus Vermont (10/23) • handed two assists at Alaska Anchorage (10/28) • recorded two assists against St. Cloud State (11/19) • had a career high three assists and was a +4 against Michigan Tech (12/10) • picked up two assists against Niagara (12/30) • picked up two points (1g-1a) at North Dakota (1/14), scoring his first goal in 18 games ­­­• had one assist and blocked a team-high four shots at Nebraska Omaha (2/24) • recorded two assists at Nebraska Omaha (2/25) • scored an unassisted, power-play goal that clinched the MacNaughton Cup outright against Wisconsin (3/3) • assisted on both of Minnesota's goals in a 2-1 win against Alaska Anchorage in Game 1 of the first round of the WCHA playoffs (3/9) • picked up two assists against North Dakota in the WCHA Final Five semifinals (3/16) • had two assists against Boston University (3/24) in the NCAA West Regional semifinals • blocked a team-high four shots against North Dakota in the NCAA West Regional championship game.

2010-11 • Freshman Season: Skated in 13 games and had one assist • made collegiate debut against Massachusetts (10/8) • earned his first collegiate point (an assist) against Ferris State (1/1) • point came in his seventh career game • was playing third line left wing when he picked up the assist instead of his customary defensive position • played in back-to-back WCHA series games (played left wing instead of defense) for the first and only time of the season at North Dakota (Jan. 14-15).

International: Played for the U.S. Under-17 team that earned a silver medal at the Five Nations Cup in the Czech Republic in 2007.

High School: Played one season with the Fargo Force of the USHL • ranked seventh on the team and first among Force defensemen in points with 37 (14g-23a) in 57 games • collected six assists in team's run to the Clark Cup final • selected to USHL All-Star team and USHL All-Rookie team • head coach was current St. Cloud assistant coach Steve Johnson • played three years of high school at St. Cloud Cathedral • head coach was Eric Johnson • helped lead team to Class A state semi-final • earned all-Wright County Conference honors all three years he played and earned all-state honors in his final year • was the second-highest scoring defenseman in the state when he recorded 53 points (25g-28a) in 31 games in 2008-09.

Personal: Plans to major in Business Management • lists baseball, hunting, and fishing as hobbies • lists 2010 Clark Cup playoff run with Fargo Force as most memorable sports thrill • son of Tom and JoAnn Schmidt • born July 16, 1991.