June 12, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – Pat Micheletti, one of the greatest scorers in Gopher Hockey history, has been named to this year’s class of inductees for the University of Minnesota “M” Club Hall of Fame. This year’s class will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.
A native of Hibbing, Minn., Micheletti still ranks second all-time at Minnesota with 269 career points and 120 career goals while his 149 career assists are third most in program history. His 96 points and 48 goals in 1984-85 both rank second in Gopher Hockey single-season statistics while the forward him a collection of accolades that season, including First Team All-WCHA, First Team All-America and a spot as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
Micheletti also earned Second Team All-WCHA honors in 1985-86 as the Gophers reached the NCAA Frozen Four in his final year with the Maroon & Gold. In his three years with the team, Micheletti and the Gophers boasted a 93-37-5 overall record – a .707 winning percentage.
The Minnesota North Stars selected Micheletti with the 185th overall selection (ninth round) in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft and signed the forward following the 1985-86 season. The All-American played 12 games for the North Stars in 1987-88 while his playing career also saw him compete in the AHL, the IHL and in Italy.
Micheletti continues to contribute to Gopher Hockey alongside Wally Shaver and Frank Mazzocco on game nights as part of the 1500 ESPN broadcasting crew while he also co-hosts Beyond the Pond on KFAN during the season.
One of 13 members of this year’s Hall of Fame class, Micheletti is joined by Laura Halldorson, Quincy Lewis, Tanya Schuh, Bernie Zeruhn, Bill Light, Keita Cline, Kari Blank, George Tuck, Frank McCormick and Bob Hanning. With the addition of 13 new inductees in this year’s class, the “M” Club Hall of Fame now has 319 members representing student-athletes from 27 different varsity sports, as well as coaches and administrators. For more information on the “M” Club Hall of Fame, click here.
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