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Nate Schmidt
Nate  Schmidt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Cloud, Minn.

High School:
Saint Cloud Cathedral

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
07/16/1991

Club:
Fargo - USHL


06/21/2017

Three ‘U’ Alums Join Vegas Golden Knights

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.

10/12/2016

16 Gophers on NHL Opening Night Rosters

Phil Kessel is the 10th Gopher Hockey alum to win the Stanley Cup after leading the Penguins in playoff scoring.

04/11/2016

12 Gophers Set for NHL Playoffs

Four Gopher Hockey alums will make their Stanley Cup Playoff debuts this season.

12/08/2015

'U' Closes First Half at Michigan

The Gophers have won four-straight regular-season conference titles including back-to-back Big Ten championships.

11/24/2015

Minnesota Hosts Huskies This Weekend

Minnesota opens the series on Friday, Nov. 27 and concludes the two-game meeting on Sunday, Nov. 29.

03/15/2013

Pride on Ice: Webisode 3

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.

03/13/2013

Pride on Ice: Webisode 2

Pride on Ice: Webisode 2 takes you on the road with the Gophers for their showdown with Wisconsin.

03/12/2013

Pride on Ice: Webisode 1

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!

01/22/2013

Minnesota beat UND 5-1

Minnesota opened its weekend series with North Dakota with a 5-1 win.

11/03/2012

Gophers-Mavericks Highlights

Minnesota beat Minnesota State, 3-2, at Mariucci Arena.

03/24/2012

Men's Hockey vs Boston U NCAA Regional 03.24.12

Men's Hockey vs Boston U NCAA Regional 03.24.12

01/20/2012

Jan. 20, 2012: Colorado College at Minnesota

Jan. 20, 2012: Colorado College at Minnesota

12/30/2011

Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011

Mariucci Classic: Minnesota vs Niagara 12.30.2011

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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.

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McManus scored three goals – his first three collegiate tallies – on three shots in the third period including the eventual game-winning goal.

McManus' Hat Trick Lifts 'U' to Victory

10/15/2017

Eleven Gophers tallied points in the game while Eric Schierhorn picked up the win in his 78th-straight start for Minnesota, setting a new program record.

Penn State Spoils Gophers' Home Opener

10/13/2017

No. 7 Gopher Hockey opened its home and Big Ten conference seasons suffering a 3-1 defeat against No. 11 Penn State on Friday evening at 3M Arena at Mariucci.

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