2 Brady Skjei  
Brady Skjei


Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 206



U.S. National Development Team


Gophers Shock North Dakota

Last Second Goal Sends Minnesota to NCAA Title Game.


Minnesota is Frozen Four Bound

Minnesota is 54-35 (.607) all-time in the NCAA tournament, now with 35 all-time appearances and 21 Frozen Four berths.


Gophers Punch Ticket to Frozen Four

Minnesota will make its 21st Frozen Four appearance in two weeks in Philadelphia.


Minnesota Wins NCAA Opener Over RMU

Thirteen Gophers tallied points in the win including six skaters with two points each.


Gophers Set for 35th NCAA Tournament

The Gophers kick off the national tournament with the first-ever meeting against Robert Morris on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. CT.


Gophers Beat Nittany Lions

The Golden Gophers beat Penn State, 3-2, in the first meeting between the two programs.


Gophers Sweep Badgers

Seth Ambroz scored his second goal of the game in the final minute to lead Minnesota past Wisconsin 4-3.


Minnesota Routs Eagles

Minnesota scored four first-period goals in a 6-1 win over Boston College.


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.


Pride on Ice: Webisode 2

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


Minnesota vs. Union

Minnesota vs. Union photos by USA TODAY Sports

2012-13 • Freshman Season:Skated in 36 games for the Gophers this season as a freshman • collected three points with a goal and two assists in 2012-13 • owned a +11 rating for the season • made his collegiate debut partnering on defense with Nate Schmidt against Michigan State (10/12) • recorded the first two points of his Gopher career with a goal and an assist against Michigan State (10/13) • assisted on a Nate Schmidt's goal in the third period to give the Gophers a cushion in a win over St. Cloud State (2/8).

International: Particpated in the2012 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp • had a tournament-high plus-10 rating and added an assist in six games for gold medal-winning Team USA at the 2012 Under-18 Men's World Championship in Breclav, Brno and Znojmo, Czech Republic • had a goal and two assists in four games at the 2012 Under-18 Five Nations Tournament in Pori, Finland for third-place United States • helped U.S. Under-17 Team win the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla Under-18 Tournament title in Piestany, Slovakia • notched one goal and three assists at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in Portage La Prairie and Winnipeg, Man. for second-place United States • had two goals and three assists for first-place Team USA at the 2010 Under-17 Four Nations Cup in Woodridge, Ill.

Juniors/High School: Two-year member of the U.S. National Development Team in Ann Arbor, Mich. under Danton Cole • skated for Randy Schmitz for two seasons at Lakeville North • helped lead Panthers to a Section 1AA championship in 2009-10 and was named team's MVP • two-time All-Lake Conference honoree • named Lakeville North's Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 • also played quarterback for the Panthers' football team • selected with the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Rangers.

Personal: Plans to study business • honor roll student that graduated from Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Mich.) with honors • hobbies include golfing, playing football, and going to his cabin • most memorable sports thrill was winning the 2012 Under-18 World Championship • grandfather Stan Skjei and relative Brett Sadek played football for Minnesota • son of Scott and Michele Skjei • born March 26, 1994.