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Vinni Lettieri
Vinni  Lettieri

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Excelsior, Minn.

High School:
Minnetonka

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 187

Position:
Forward

Junior Team:
Lincoln (USHL)


12/02/2016

Gophers Top OSU in B1G Opener

Rem Pitlick tallied a career-high three assists while Tyler Sheehy and Leon Bristedt each added two goals for the Gophers.

11/29/2016

Lettieri Nabs Big Ten Honor

Lettieri tied for the Big Ten lead with four points (two goals, two assists) over the weekend.

11/05/2016

Schierhorn Blanks UND in Series Finale

The Gophers (4-2-2 overall, 0-0-0-0 Big Ten) recorded goals from Mike Szmatula and Vinni Lettieri.

11/04/2016

Gophers, UND Battle in OT Thriller

Tommy Novak tallied a career-high three points including an extra-attacker goal with 1:17 to play as the No. 13 Gopher Hockey program skated to a 5-5 overtime tie with No. 3 North Dakota.

11/04/2016

Special Teams Fuel Gophers

Minnesota's power play went 3-for-8 on the night while their penalty kill finished 4-for-5.

10/15/2013

Gophers win Ice Breaker

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

12/02/2016

MHK: Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-2-16

Men's Hockey vs. Ohio State 12-2-16

10/21/2016

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

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

03/18/2016

Big 10 Semifinal

Big 10 Tournament Semifinal game vs. Ohio State.

02/05/2016

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-5-16

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-5-16

02/26/2015

MHK: Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15

Michigan State at Minnesota 2-26-15

2015-16 | JUNIOR SEASON
Skated in all 37 games as a junior for the Gophers • recorded a new career-high with 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) • his 19 assists were also a career high • notched points in 19 of 37 games including seven multi-point games • set a new career-best point streak at four from Feb. 5-Feb.12 • Academic All-Big Ten • earned third letter.

2014-15 | SOPHOMORE SEASON

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.

2013-14 | FRESHMAN SEASON
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.

INTERNATIONAL
Invited to the 2014 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation 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.

HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIORS
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.

PERSONAL
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 • cousin of Gopher teammate, Tyler Nanne.

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Settle for Big Ten Split

12/3/2016

With two goals and an assist in the loss, Tyler Sheehy now leads Minnesota with nine goals and 20 points on the season.

Gophers Top OSU in B1G Opener

12/2/2016

Rem Pitlick tallied a career-high three assists while Tyler Sheehy and Leon Bristedt each added two goals for the Gophers.

Around the Rink: Tyler Sheehy

12/1/2016

A native of Burnsville, Minn., the forward currently leads the Gophers with 15 points in 12 games after scoring 30 points in 37 games as a rookie in 2015-16.

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