Representing the Maroon & Gold are Mark Alt (Colorado), Travis Boyd (Washington), Erik Haula (Vegas), Erik Johnson (Colorado), Phil Kessel (Pittsburgh), Paul Martin (San Jose), Nick Seeler (Minnesota), Nate Schmidt (Vegas), Thomas Vanek (Columbus) and Blake Wheeler (Winnipeg).*
Haula and Schmidt were expansion selections from the Minnesota Wild and the Washington Capitals, respectively, while Bischoff was part of a trade between Vegas and the New York Islanders.
Phil Kessel is the 10th Gopher Hockey alum to win the Stanley Cup after leading the Penguins in playoff scoring.
Four Gopher Hockey alums will make their Stanley Cup Playoff debuts this season.
The Gophers have won four-straight regular-season conference titles including back-to-back Big Ten championships.
In the third episode of Gopher Hockey: Pride on Ice the Gopher men's hockey team reflects on the 2013 Hockey City Classic outdoor game vs. Wisconsin and ahead to the WCHA Final Five and NCAA Tournament.
Pride on Ice: Webisode 2 takes you on the road with the Gophers for their showdown with Wisconsin.
Go behind the scenes with the storied Minnesota Gopher men's hockey team in GopherSports.com's exclusive three-part web series, Pride On Ice!
Minnesota opened its weekend series with North Dakota with a 5-1 win.
Minnesota beat Minnesota State, 3-2, at Mariucci Arena.
Men's Hockey vs Boston U NCAA Regional 03.24.12
Jan. 20, 2012: Colorado College at Minnesota
Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011
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.
Dean Blais Honored by USA Hockey
5/23/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
A native of International Falls, Minn., Blais was a four-year letter winner for the Maroon & Gold from 1970-1973 – recording 139 points (56 goals, 83 assists) in 124 career games.
Gophers Announce Big Ten Schedule
5/22/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The 98th season of Gopher Hockey will see the Maroon & Gold take the ice for the first time under new head coach Bob Motzko.
Motzko Tabs Raboin as Gophers Assistant Coach
5/3/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
Garrett Raboin, who spent the last six seasons with Bob Motzko at St. Cloud State, will begin his role at Minnesota immediately.