The Gopher Hockey program held its annual team banquet on Sunday at Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens as the Maroon & Gold honored the outgoing senior class and announced a number of team awards following the 2017-18 campaign.
Minnesota will learn of its fate for the NCAA tournament when the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship bracket is announced on Sunday, March 18.
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.
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.
The Gophers return home next weekend to host Ohio State on Feb. 16-17 in the team's final regular season series at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
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CAREER HONORS & AWARDS
First Team All-American (2017) • Hobey Baker Award Finalist (2017) • Big Ten Player the Year (2017) • First Team All-Big Ten (2017) • Big Ten Co-Scoring Champion (2017) • played in 75 career games with 83 points (32 goals, 51 assists) since joining the Gophers • averaging 1.11 points per game for his career • Tom Mohr Playoff Most Valuable Player (2016) • two-time letter winner (2016-2017).
2016-17 | SOPHOMORE SEASON
First Team All-American • named the 2017 Big Ten Player of the Year, a First Team All-Big Ten selection and the Big Ten Co-Scoring Champion • led the Gophers and ranked eighth nationally with 53 points (20 goals, 33 assists) while playing in all 38 games • Sheehy’s 53 points are the most in a season by a Gopher since Ryan Potulny recorded 63 during the 2005-06 season • the sophomore recorded career highs for points (53), goals (20), assists (33) and plus/minus (+21) • led the nation with 38 even-strength points • led the Gophers at +21 on the year • his 19 multi-point games ranked tied for third in the nation • a five-time Big Ten Three Stars honoree • earned second letter.
2015-16 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Skated in all 37 games as a rookie for the Gophers • finished fourth overall on the team and led the freshmen class with 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists) • tallied his first career point with a goal against Northeastern on Oct. 23 • recorded eight multi-point games as a rookie including a season-high three-point game four times • assisted on all-three goals in a 3-1 win over Michigan State on Jan. 16 • scored two goals for his first career multi-goal game and added an assist for good measure against Ohio State on Dec. 5 • led the Gophers with a goal and two assists against Ohio State to open the Big Ten Tournament on March 18 • named the team's Tom Mohr Playoff Most Valuable Player • earned first letter.
Spent part of four seasons in the USHL with the Waterloo Black Hawks and the Youngstown Phantoms and won two Anderson Cup titles as regular-season USHL champions • appeared in 118 regular-season USHL games with 104 points (39 goals, 65 assists) as well as 16 USHL playoff games with 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) • traded from Waterloo to Youngstown during the 2014-15 season and ended the regular season with 53 points (17 goals, 36 assists) in 56 games as the Phantoms won the Anderson Cup • skated with fellow Gophers Sam Rossini and Tommy Novak at Waterloo • also skated in four playoff games in 2015 with three assists • tallied 49 points (21 goals, 28 assists) in 49 regular-season games during 2013-14 and helped the Black Hawks to the Anderson Cup • led the USHL with eight playoff goals and ranked second with 15 playoff points in 12 games during the 2014 postseason • named to the 2013-14 USHL All-Rookie Team • also skated in one USHL game with the U.S. Under-18 Team during the 2013-14 season • played 12 regular-season USHL games for Waterloo between the 2012-13 and 2011-12 seasons • previously skated at Burnsville High School with Rossini • served as an alternate captain and was selected to the All-South Suburban Conference team in 2012-13.
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 • tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in four games at the event.
Born Nov. 20, 1995 • native of Burnsville, Minn. • son of Dave and Lori Sheehy • has one sister, Danielle • competed in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Pittsburgh, Pa. • skated at the 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Dubuque, Iowa • lists winning two USHL Anderson Cups as his most memorable sports moment.
Watch: 3M Arena at Mariucci Ice Painting
6/20/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
Watch this time lapse of the ice being painted in the summer of 2018 at 3M Arena at Mariucci, home of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers!
2018 Gopher Hockey NHL Draft Guide
6/15/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The 2018 NHL Entry Draft is slated for June 22-23 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Peters, Szmatula Earn B1G Sportsmanship Award
6/7/2018 - M. Ice Hockey
The accolade recognizes 28 standouts out of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year for displaying positive sportsmanship.