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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)


02/17/2018

Gophers Rally for Overtime Tie Against OSU

Minnesota (19-13-2 overall, 10-10-2-1 Big Ten) is now unbeaten in the last four games (3-0-1) and is now 6-1-1 in the last eight contests.

02/16/2018

Gopher Open Weekend with 2-1 Win

The Gophers close out this weekend's series with Ohio State with Senior Day on Saturday, Feb. 17. Puck drop is set for 4 p.m. CT.

02/10/2018

Gophers Lock Up Border Battle Sweep

Playing in the 3,000th game in Gopher Hockey history and the program's 100th Big Ten contest, the Gophers jumped Wisconsin in the Big Ten standings on Saturday night and have now won five of the last six games.

02/09/2018

Sheehy's Two-Goal Third Lifts Gophers Over Badgers

Tyler Sheehy scored twice in the third to be the difference-maker as Gopher Hockey downed Wisconsin 4-2.

01/18/2018

Sheehy Sparks `U' to Win Over Spartans

With three points on the night, Sheehy is the 84th member of Minnesota's 100-Point Club and currently has 101 points (41 goals, 60 assists) in 100 career games.

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

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Career Stats

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.

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