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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)


02/17/2017

Pitlick's Hat Trick Leads Gophers to Win

The rookie tallied three goals and an assist as the Gophers topped Penn State 6-3 on the road.

02/10/2017

Gophers Drop Series Opener in Columbus

Brent Gates Jr., Rem Pitlick, Vinni Lettieri and Justin Kloos scored for the Maroon & Gold.

02/04/2017

How Swede It Is! Gophers Sweep PSU

Bristedt, who found the net shorthanded, on the power play and at even strength on Saturday, was one of eight Gophers to tally points in the victory.

02/03/2017

Gophers Shut Down No. 4/6 Penn State

Minnesota held the nation's top offense to one goal and its lowest shot total of the season as the No. 7 Gopher Hockey program topped No. 4/6 Penn State 5-1 on Friday night at Mariucci Arena.

01/28/2017

Schierhorn, Gophers Blank Bemidji State

Minnesota picked up goals from Leon Bristedt, Ryan Norman, Taylor Cammarata and Justin Kloos while Schierhorn made 25 saves to secure the win and move to 15-7-2 on the year.

10/15/2013

Gophers win Ice Breaker

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

02/03/2017

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-3-17

Men's Hockey vs. Penn State 2-3-17

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

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

Overtime Goal Gives Gophers Sweep

2/18/2017

Rem Pitlick gave the No. 5 Gopher Hockey program its first lead of the night with an overtime winner as Minnesota picked up a 4-3 win over No. 8/9 Penn State to complete a Big Ten sweep...

Pitlick's Hat Trick Leads Gophers to Win

2/17/2017

The rookie tallied three goals and an assist as the Gophers topped Penn State 6-3 on the road.

Freshman Faceoff: Ryan Lindgren

2/16/2017

GopherSports.com had a chance to catch up with one of Minnesota’s newest skaters and talk about his experience so far in the Maroon & Gold.

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