2 Brady Skjei  
Brady Skjei

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 206

Position:
Defense

Club:
U.S. National Development Team


10/24/2014

Gophers Score Five in Win over BSU

Ten Gophers tallied points in the win including three players with multiple points.

10/12/2014

Gophers Earn Second-Straight Ice Breaker Title

Adam Wilcox picked up his first shutout of the year in the win over RPI.

09/24/2014

Gophers Picked First in B1G Preseason Poll

Kyle Rau, Adam Wilcox, Mike Reilly, Sam Warning and Brady Skjei were also named to the B1G Watch List.

08/29/2014

Top 10: #1 Gophers Stun UND at Frozen Four

From Day One of this countdown, you knew it was coming - Justin Holl's last second game winner against North Dakota in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal.

08/26/2014

Top 10: #2 Rau's Overtime Goal for B1G Title

Kyle Rau's game winner against Michigan on March 14 comes in at No. 2 on our countdown.

01/13/2014

Gophers Beat Nittany Lions

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

12/02/2013

Gophers Sweep Badgers

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

10/28/2013

Minnesota Routs Eagles

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

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.

04/12/2014

Minnesota vs. Union

Minnesota vs. Union photos by USA TODAY Sports

2013-14 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Honorable Mention All-Big Ten • NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team member • played in 40 games as a sophomore • set new career highs for points (14), goals (six) and asssits (eight) • made his season debut in Minnesota's 6-0 win over Mercyhurst • tallied two points (one goal, one assist) in the Boston College series • added an assist in Minnesota's 4-1 win over Minnesota State • scored his second goal of the season in a 4-3 battle at home against Wisconsin • tallied another goal against Penn State in a 3-2 win for the Gophers in the first-ever game between the two programs • tallied three goals at Michigan including a new career-high of two in the regular-season finale • tallied three assists in the NCAA tournament • opened the tournament with a pair of assists in Minnesota's 7-3 win over Robert Morris • added another assist in the Gophers' 3-2 win over North Dakota in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second letter.

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
Represented the U.S. at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship alongside Gophers teammate Hudson Fasching and head coach Don Lucia• had one assist in five games at the tournament in Sweden•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.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS
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 and marketing education • 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.