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.
‘U’ Settles for Split in Grand Forks
Minnesota outshot North Dakota 22-18 on the night but couldn’t capitalize on six power-play chances.
Gophers Take Down UND in Series Opener
Steve Johnson scored his first goal in over a year and a half to push the No. 8 Gophers to a 2-1 win over No. 4 North Dakota on Friday night.
Rinkside: Youth Movement Paces Gophers
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