Vinni Lettieri
Vinni  Lettieri


Excelsior, Minn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180



Schierhorn Blanks Mavericks in Opener

Four different Gophers found the net and Eric Schierhorn added his second career shutout as the Gopher Hockey program opened this weekend's series with a 4-0 win over Minnesota State.


Gophers Erupt in Third for Win

Leon Bristedt, Michael Brodzinski, Justin Kloos and Connor Reilly scored for Minnesota.


Gophers Fall in NCAA Opener

The Golden Gophers close out the 2014-15 season with a 23-13-3 overall record.


Gophers Claim Big Ten Tournament Title

The win for Minnesota locks up the program's 36th NCAA tournament appearance.


Wilcox Ties School Record as 'U' Advances

The win sends Minnesota to the 2015 Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey Tournament championship game on Saturday.


Gophers win Ice Breaker

Minnesota defeated New Hampshire, 3-2, to win the 2013 Ice Breaker.


MHK: Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15

Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15


MHK: Michigan at Gophers 2-13-15

Gophers win 6-2 over Michigan on Friday night at Mariucci


Gophers vs Mercyhurst

Men's Hockey Action

Registered a goal and an assist in a four to nothing win over Minnesota State. 


Appeared in 37 games as a sophomore • set new career highs with 12 points and nine goals • also tallied three assists • scored two goals in a 6-2 road victory over Boston College for his first career multi-goal game • added a goal in a 3-2 victory over RIT in the Mariucci Classic • added an assist to a Christian Isackson goal during a 5-2 win over Wisconsin • scored a goal in a 7-5 victory over Wisconsin in Madison • tallied a goal and an assist in a 4-2 victory over Ohio State • scored a goal in the Gopher's 300th win at Mariucci Arena, a 6-2 victory over Michigan • scored a goal in a 2-5 loss at Ohio State • netted a goal in a 5-0 route of Penn State • added a goal in the Big Ten tournament semifinal, a 3-0 win over Ohio State • picked up an assist in the NCAA Tournament, a 1-4 loss to Minnesota Duluth • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • earned second letter.

Played in 37 games as a freshman for the Gophers • totaled eight points (two goals, six assists) • scored a goal for his first collegiate point -- the game winner -- in Minnesota's 3-2 win over New Hampshire to win the Ice Breaker Tournament title • added an assist in a 5-1 win at Bemidji State • notched an assist in Minnesota's 6-2 win over RPI • tallied three assists in Minnesota's home sweep over Michigan including his first career multi-point game in a 4-1 victory • scored a goal in Minnesota's 5-1 win at Ohio State and added an assist in the series finale • appeared in all four NCAA tournament games for the Gophers • earned first letter.

Invited to the 2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evalutation Camp • spent time with the U.S. National Development Team Program • represented Team USA at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, posting four points (two goals, two assists) in four games • also dressed with the U.S. Under-18 Team for a pair of games, totaling four points including a goal against Minnesota in a 2-2 exhibition tie.

Skated with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL for the 2012-13 season, tallying 56 points (28 goals, 28 assists) in 61 games • also played for Lincoln at the end of the 2011-12 season, pocketing eight points (four goals, four assists) in 15 games • prior to his junior career, spent two seasons at Minnetonka High School • tallied 60 points (23 goals, 37 points) in 32 games as a junior in 2011-12 • also had 37 points (15 goals, 22 assists) in 25 games as a sophomore in 2010-11.

Born Feb. 6, 1995 • son of Tino and Michelle Lettieri • has one sister, Bianca • father played professional soccer for 11 seasons including a four-year stint with the Minnesota Kicks of the North American Soccer League • grandfather, Lou Nanne, is a former Gopher All-American, a former player, coach and general manager of the Minnesota North Stars and a long-time representative of USA Hockey • uncle, Marty Nanne, also played for the Gophers hockey team.


Rinkside: Brodzinski Thrives in New Role


The Minnesota junior leads all Big Ten defensemen with eight points this season.

Minnesota Hosts Huskies This Weekend


Minnesota opens the series on Friday, Nov. 27 and concludes the two-game meeting on Sunday, Nov. 29.

Goligoski Skates in 500th NHL Game


The Grand Rapids, Minn., native is the 21st University of Minnesota alum to reach 500 games in the NHL.

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