Minnesota's Total is up from 123 Following the 2011 Spring Seasons
Gophers host Seawolves in first round of WCHA playoffs
Gophers host Beavers for two games this weekend
Gophers face Huskies in home-and-home series
Gophers face Tigers for first time since October 2010
Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011
2011-12 Senior Season: Has four points (3g-1a) in 24 games has missed a combined 12 games with an injury or illness this season made his season debut against Sacred Heart (10/8) scored his first goal of the season to tie the game in the third period against North Dakota (11/5) recorded one goal against Minnesota State (12/2) recorded one goal against Niagara (12/30) missed 10 games from Jan. 20-Feb. 25 with a broken wrist returned to the lineup against Wisconsin (3/2) missed the WCHA Final Five and the NCAA West Regional with an injury.
2010-11 Junior Season: Skated in 30 games and had 11 points (5g-6a) four of his five goals came at home his four minor penalties and eight penalty minutes were the fewest on the team for anyone who played more than 15 games scored a point in 10 of 30 games team was 6-3-1 when he had a point made season debut against Massachusetts (10/8) and played in first four games of the season missed next six games with an injury, but returned to the lineup at Michigan Tech (11/19) scored the game-winning goal against Michigan (11/28) goal was his first of the year, sixth of his career, and first since March 5, 2010, against Wisconsin scored in back-to-back games with a goal at Minnesota State (12/3) scored his third goal in four games with a goal in a 3-2 win against No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth (12/10) had one assist in 3-2 win at No. 2 North Dakota (1/14) had one goal and one assist in a win against Alaska Anchorage (1/28) fifth goal of the season came against Michigan Tech (2/25) received the John Mayasich Outstanding Student-Athlete award after earning a 4.00 during the fall semester named to the WCHA All-Academic team.
2009-10 Sophomore Season: Appeared in 33 of team's 39 games had a breakout game against Harvard (1/9) with two goals to break a 1-1 tie and lead the Gophers to a 3-1 win also assisted a goal the previous night against Harvard (1/8) and put 12 shots on goal while finishing plus-three in the series scored the game's first goal in a 3-2 win over Minnesota Duluth (2/26) recorded an early third period goal to tie the game against Wisconsin at the Target Center (3/5) in an eventual 3-2 loss team was 6-1 when he scored a point assisted the game's first goal in a 6-1 win over Wisconsin (3/7) split time between center and right wing and played on the second line late in the season named to the WCHA All-Academic team for the second straight year earned his second letter.
2008-09 Freshman Season: Appeared in 14 games, including nine straight games at mid-season only goal of the season helped the Gophers rally from a 4-2 deficit to force a 4-4 tie against Michigan State (11/29) had three shots on goal against the Spartans posted an assist and put a season-high four shots on goal while posting a plus-two rating in win over Brown (1/2) named to the WCHA All-Academic team earned his first letter.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played his prep hockey at Hill-Murray School head coach was Bill Lechner finalist for the 2007 Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award finished his senior season ranked first on the team and tied for 32nd in the state in scoring with totals of 31-30--61 in 29 games named AP all-state honorable mention helped the Pioneers to a 23-6-1 record and a berth in the Class AA State Tournament. played 10 games following his senior season with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL totaled three goals and two assists with Omaha led Hill-Murray and finished fifth in the state in scoring with totals of 38-39--77 in 31 games during his junior year helped Hill-Murray to a 27-3-1 record and fourth place at the State Tournament earned all-tournament honors with 5-1--6 in three games named AP all-state honorable mention, St. Paul Pioneer Press first team all-state, Minneapolis Star Tribune third team all-metro and Classic Suburban all-conference posted totals of 9-11--20 in 26 games to help the Pioneers to a 17-8-1 overall record during his sophomore season selected with the 185th overall pick in the seventh round by the Washington Capitals in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
PERSONAL: Psychology major lists golfing, basketball, movies, traveling and working out as hobbies lists the 2006 state tournament as his most memorable sports thrill attended Minnesota during the 2007-08 school year, but did not play hockey due to injury son of Dan and Jill Larson born January 16, 1989.
Border Battle on Deck
Friday’s series opener is set for 7 p.m. CT with Saturday’s finale scheduled for 5 p.m.
Lettieri Named B1G Second Star
Lettieri has played in all 20 games this season for the Gophers while ranking tied for second on the team with 11 goals and third on the team with 20 points.
Novak to Miss Rest of Season
Novak has played in all 57 games and has 41 points (11 goals, 30 assists) since joining the Gophers last year.