July 29, 2014
From 0.6 to 45,021, there were plenty of memorable moments for Gopher Hockey over the course of the 2013-14 season. We’re counting down the 10 best over the next few weeks. Will your favorite Gopher Hockey moment make the cut?
#10 Serratore Scores on Senior Night
Our first highlight in our Top Plays Countdown comes from a player known more for big hits than big goals. Tom Serratore may only have scored three goals as a senior last season, but his final goal of his career won’t be forgotten any time soon.
With Minnesota tied 1-1 against Penn State late in the third period on March 1, the Colorado Springs, Colo., native found a loose puck in front of the Nittany Lions goal, spun and fired a no-look shot into the net for the eventual game winner in a 2-1 Gophers victory on Senior Night.
The goal sent Serratore and the rest of the senior class out with a win in their final game at Mariucci Arena while the Gophers went 15-1-3 at their home rink last year – the fewest losses at the venue in its 20-year history.
Reedy Goes to San Jose in Fourth Round
A fourth-round selection from Prior Lake, Minn., Reedy is the fifth Gopher Hockey player selected by San Jose.
Sabres Pick Mittelstadt at No. 8
A native of Eden Prairie, Minn., Mittelstadt is the highest Gophers draft pick since 2006 and the 10th Minnesota player selected by the Sabres.
Skjei Named to NHL All-Rookie Team
A native of Lakeville, Minn., Skjei skated in 80 regular-season games for the Rangers in 2016-17 with 39 points (five goals, 34 assists).