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Tommy Novak
Tommy  Novak

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
River Falls, Wis.

High School:
St. Thomas Academy

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 192

Position:
Forward

Junior Team:
Waterloo (USHL)


10/15/2017

McManus' Hat Trick Lifts 'U' to Victory

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.

10/01/2017

Gophers Top Alberta in Exhibition Opener

Casey Mittelstadt notched three assists and a goal in his first taste of college hockey as the No. 3 Gopher Hockey program unofficially opened the 2017-18 campaign with a 6-2 exhibition win over Alberta.

09/28/2017

Top Plays Countdown: Number 3

With Gopher Hockey's exhibition game set for Oct. 1, we're counting down to the 2017-18 opener by looking back at some of the top moments from last year's campaign.

03/01/2017

Gophers Head to Ann Arbor for B1G Series

Vinni Lettieri leads all active Gophers in scoring against Michigan with 13 points (six goals, seven assists) including his first career hat trick earlier this year as Minnesota swept the Wolverines at Mariucci Arena.

01/16/2017

Novak to Miss Rest of Season

Novak has played in all 57 games and has 41 points (11 goals, 30 assists) since joining the Gophers last year.

10/06/2017

MHK: Icebreaker vs. Minnesota Duluth 10-6-17

MHK: Icebreaker vs. Minnesota Duluth 10-6-17

12/31/2016

Men's Hockey wins Mariucci Classic vs. UMass 12-31-16

Men's Hockey wins Mariucci Classic vs. UMass 12-31-16

11/19/2016

MHK: Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota State 11-19-16

Men's Hockey vs. Minnesota State 11-19-16

10/21/2016

Men's Hockey vs. St. Cloud State 10-21-16

Men's Hockey vs. St. Cloud State 10-21-16

03/19/2016

MHKY: B1G Championship Game vs. Michigan 3-19-16

MHKY: B1G Championship Game vs. Michigan 3-19-16

PRONUNCIATION:



2016-2017 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
Donned the Maroon & Gold in 20 games before being sidelined by a knee injury • tallied 14 points (five goals, nine assists) • netted his first goal of the season and a two-point night against St. Cloud State on Oct. 21, 2016 • notched a three-game scoring streak Nov. 4-18, including a three-point effort against North Dakota on Nov. 4, 2016 • earned points in his final two games of the season, including a goal and an assist against Michigan on Jan. 13, 2017 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned second letter. 

2015-2016 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Skated in all 37 games as a freshman for the Gophers • finished fifth on the team in scoring with 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) • his 21 assists were second most among Gophers • notched a goal and an assist for his first points with Minnesota as well as his first career multi-point game against Northeastern on Oct. 23 • his goal against Northeastern proved to be the game winner • later went on to record streaks of eight-straight games with a point and five-straight games with a point • added the game-winning goal against Michigan State on March 4 • recorded points in 22 of 37 contests including five multi-point games • earned first letter. 

JUNIORS/HIGH SCHOOL
Skated for the Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL for the 2014-15 season and was named to the 2014-15 USHL All-Rookie Second Team • led the team with 34 assists and ranked second on the club with 48 points (14 goals, 34 assists) • played with fellow Gopher Tyler Sheehy at Waterloo • previously spent three seasons at St. Thomas Academy for former Gopher Tom Vannelli and helped the team to MSHSL Class A state titles in 2011-12 and 2012-13 • 2012 Class A Minnesota State Boys’ Hockey All-Tournament Team member • totaled 151 points (65 goals, 86 assists) in 75 career games with St. Thomas Academy • led the team in scoring in his final and matched a then St. Thomas Academy record with 70 points (26 goals, 44 assists) in 2013-14 • his 44 assists in 2013-14 were a St. Thomas Academy record.

INTERNATIONAL
Helped the U.S. Junior Select Team win its sixth tournament title in seven years at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge in Kindersley, Saskatchewan • led the U.S. and finished second overall in scoring at the tournament with seven points (three goals, four assists) in four games including the overtime winner in the gold-medal game • named to the 2014 World Junior A Challenge All-Tournament Team • also won gold with the U.S. Under-17 Select Team at the 2014 Five Nations Tournament in Slovakia • led all skaters with 11 points (five goals, six assists) at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Tournament as the U.S. Under-18 Select Team earned a bronze medal in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia • also skated for USA Hockey at the 2013 IIHF Under-18 Four Nations Cup in Kupittaa, Finland.

PERSONAL
Born April 28, 1997 • native of River Falls, Wis. • participated in the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y. • skated at the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Dubuque, Iowa • selected in the third round (85th overall) by the Nashville Predators in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

MORE HEADLINES

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.

Gopher Hockey Live: PSU

10/13/2017

Follow the action as the Gophers kick off Big Ten play on Friday against Penn State. Game time is set for 7 pm.

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