Bristedt, who found the net shorthanded, on the power play and at even strength on Saturday, was one of eight Gophers to tally points in the victory.
The Gophers will play Bemidji State on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the tournament's third-place game.
Brent Gates Jr. tallied his first career hat trick and the fourth hat trick in Mariucci Classic history to give Minnesota a 5-1 win over Mercyhurst.
MinnesotaThis weekend's pair of 4-2 wins gives the Maroon & Gold its first road sweep against the Spartans since the 1978-79 season.
Rem Pitlick tallied a career-high three assists while Tyler Sheehy and Leon Bristedt each added two goals for the Gophers.
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.
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