Minnesota needed 50 shots against Harvard's Merrick Madsen but claimed a 2-1 victory and series sweep.
Casey Mittelstadt led the way with a goal and an assist while Brent Gates Jr., Rem Pitlick and Steve Johnson also recorded goals for the Maroon & Gold.
GopherSports.com caught up with the Excelsior, Minn., native to talk about his time with the Maroon & Gold.
Eric Schierhorn played solid in net behind a strong defense while eight different Gophers had at least a point.
Senior defenseman Steve Johnson scored his first goal in over a year and a half to push the No. 8 Gopher Hockey program to a 2-1 win over No. 4 North Dakota on Friday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Men's Hockey vs. Union 10-7-17
Men's Hockey vs. Michigan St. 3-11-17
Men's Hockey vs. Michigan St. 3-10-17
Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-3-17
Men's Hockey wins Mariucci Classic vs. UMass 12-31-16
2016-17 | JUNIOR SEASON
Skated in all 37 games for the Gophers as a junior, a new career high • also recorded career highs in points (14), assists (14) and blocks (49) • third on the team in blocks • recorded three assists in a 6-5 Minnesota win at Ohio State on Feb. 11, 2017 -- a single-game career high for assists and points • Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter.
2015-16 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Skated in 33 games as a sophomore for the Gophers • set new career highs with 10 points, three goals and seven assists while also blocking 31 shots • recorded his first career multi-point game with two assists against Ohio State on March 4 • scored his first career goal against Harvard on Jan. 2 • added goals against Wisconsin on Jan. 22 and Michigan on Feb. 25 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter.
2014-15 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in 11 games as a freshman • had one point on one assist • notched his first career point, an assist, during a 4-2 loss in North Star College Cup action against Minnesota State • also netted a goal against the U.S. Under-18 Team in exhibition action • earned first letter.
Won a gold medal with the U.S. at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge in Canada.
Joined the Gophers after skating with the Omaha Lancers during the 2013-14 season in the USHL • played in 56 regular-season games with 31 points (five goals, 26 assists) • previously played in the NAHL with the Aberdeen Wings, scoring 23 points (six goals, 17 assists) during the 2012-13 campaign • played two seasons of high school hockey at Minnetonka from 2010-12 • skated with Gophers alums Vinni Lettieri and Justin Holl at Minnetonka.
Born June 27, 1994 • son of Scott and Sue Johnson • has two sisters, Lauren and Anna • drafted 120th overall (fourth round) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Gophers Fall in First-Half Finale
12/9/2017 - M. Ice Hockey
A late Ohio State score proved the difference for the second-straight night as the Buckeyes defeated the Gopher Hockey program 4-1 on Saturday with the home team adding a pair of empty...
Gophers Drop Overtime Battle in Columbus
12/8/2017 - M. Ice Hockey
Minnesota closes out the first half on Saturday night with the series finale against Ohio State. Puck drop is 7 p.m. CT on BTN.
Rinkside: Nanne Seizing Opportunity with Gophers
12/8/2017 - M. Ice Hockey
The No. 7 Gopher Hockey program is on the road this weekend for their third-straight Big Ten Conference series, taking on No. 15 Ohio State in Columbus to conclude the first half of the...