The Gophers take on the winner of Thursday's Ohio State/Penn State game on Friday at 3:30 p.m. CT in semifinal action.
Minnesota's second-straight Big Ten title stands as the 16th overall in Gopher Hockey's 94-year history.
Justin Kloos, Sam Warning, Kyle Rau and Seth Ambroz scored as Don Lucia set a new school record for wins with 391.
Leon Bristedt, Justin Kloos, Travis Boyd and Vinni Lettieri tallied goals in the win with Boyd tallying his team-leading fifth game-winning goal of the season.
Minnesota (10-6-1 overall, 1-1-1-0 Big Ten) closes out the weekend series on Saturday.
Gophers win 6-2 over Michigan on Friday night at Mariucci
2014-15 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in 32 games as a freshman. • Totaled 1 goal and 8 assists for 9 points. • Tallied two assists including his first collegiate point on an assist to a Sam Warning goal in a 6 - 2 road victory over Boston College. • Notched an assist on a Connor Reilly goal during a 3 - 4 overtime loss at Michigan. • Added an assist on a Justin Kloos goal during a 4 - 2 victory over Ohio State. • Tallied an assist in a 5 - 3 Gopher victory over Michigan State. • Picked up an assist on a Seth Ambroz goal in a 4 - 2 victory at Ohio State. • Scored his first collegiate goal in a 6 - 2 victory over Penn State to help the Gophers clinch the Big Ten regular season title.
A product of the U.S. National Development Team Program in Ann Arbor • invited to the 2014 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp • earned a gold medal with Team USA at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship in Lappeenranta, Finland • also earned bronze medals at the 2013 Five Nations Tournament in Finland and the 2013 World Under-17 Challenge in Canada.
Spent two years with the U.S. National Development Team Program in Ann Arbor, playing in 38 USHL games during the 2012-13 season and 26 USHL games during the 2013-14 season • also skated in 18 games with the U.S. Under-17 Team in 2012-13 • skated in 33 games with the U.S. U-18 team, during the 2013-14 campaign • played high school hockey at Benilde-St. Margaret's and helped the team win the 2012 MSHSL Class AA State Championship • played with Gophers teammate Jack Glover at BSM and with the USNDTP, also played with Gophers teammate Hudson Fasching with the USNDTP.
Born May 6, 1996 • son of Dan and Lisa Collins • has one sister, Megan • drafted 47th overall (second round) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets • was ranked 57th among North American skaters in the 2014 NHL Central Scouting final rankings • participated in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects game in Pittsburgh.