19 Megan Bozek  
Megan Bozek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buffalo Grove, Ill.

High School:
Chicago Mission

Height:
5-9

Position:
D


02/28/2014

Gophers Skate Past Huskies, 4-1

The teams face off in game two of the best-of-three series at 4 p.m. Saturday

02/20/2014

Five Gophers Earn Silver with USA

Bozek, Kessel, Marvin, Schleper and Stecklein take home silver

01/30/2014

Gophers Get Back to Big Ten Action

After closing out the nonconference portion of the regular season last weekend with the inaugural North Star College Cup, the top-ranked Minnesota hockey program returns to Big Ten Conference action this weekend as Michigan State visits Mariucci Arena for the first time as league rivals.

01/15/2014

Hockey City Classic Preview

Minnesota is 12-1-0 all-time against its new Big Ten Conference rival including a streak of five-straight wins against the Buckeyes.

01/02/2014

Gophers Set for 23rd Mariucci Classic

Minnesota is 18-3-1 all-time against the field of RPI, Colgate and Ferris State.

04/17/2013

Hockey Team at Twins Game

The national champion Gopher women's hockey team threw out the first pitch at the Twins game.

04/16/2013

Women's Hockey Honored

The Gopher women's hockey team was honored by Governor Mark Dayton and the State of Minnesota.

03/18/2013

Gophers Advance to Frozen Four

The Gophers defeated North Dakota in three overtimes to advance to the 2013 Frozen Four.

03/12/2013

Gophers Win Final Faceoff

The Gopher women's hockey team won the 2013 WCHA Final Faceoff with a 2-0 win over North Dakota.

03/04/2013

Gophers Blank Beavers

The Gopher women's hockey team posted back to back shutouts of Bemidji State.

Photo Gallery

2012-13 • Senior Season: Appeared in all 41 games • had a career-high and school defenseman record of 57 points (20g-37a) • posted a plus/minus ratio of +61 • team co-captain • Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award Top-3 Finalist • First Team All-American • listed First Team All-USCHO.com • named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year • listed as an All-WCHA First Team honoree • named to All-WCHA Academic Team • 2013 Hockey Humanitarian Award Nominee • opened the 2012 season by tallying two assists against Colgate (9/28) • notched three points (1g-2a) in the series finale versus Colgate (9/29) • had three points (1g-2a) in 7-1 win over St. Cloud State (10/5) • recorded a pair of assists in shutout of St. Lawrence (10/12) • tallied two assists in WCHA opener win over Ohio State (10/19) to eclipse 100 career points • netted a goal against North Dakota (10/27), which began an eight-game point streak • received two assists in series finale with North Dakota (10/28) • netted a goal in win against Minnesota Duluth (11/2) • notched two goals in shutout of UMD (11/3) • had two assists in 3-0 win over Minnesota State (11/16) • recorded three points (2g-1a) in 9-1 rout of MSU (11/17) • named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 20) for notching five points (2g-3a) during the Minnesota State weekend (11/16-17) • tallied two assists in win over New Hampshire (11/24) • assisted Lee Stecklein on game-winning goal versus UNH (11/25), which was the end of her point streak • had three points (1g-2a) against Bemidji State (12/7) • posted three points (1g-2a) in a series sweep of North Dakota (1/11-12) • matched a career-high four points (2g-2a) in a shutout win over Minnesota State (1/19) • posted one goal and an assist in the 5-1 victory over Wisconsin (1/27) • had a pair of assists in the series sweep of Minnesota Duluth (2/1-2) • netted two goals, including her first career short-handed goal, and an assist in the series sweep of Ohio State (2/8-9) • named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (2/13) for the second time this year • tallied two assists in the final home series of the regular season against Bemidji State (2/15-16) to become the school record holder for points by a defenseman • recorded four points (3g-2a) in the series sweep of BSU in the WCHA First Round (3/1-2) and became Minnesota's single season record holder for points by a defenseman • notched a goal in each game of the WCHA Final Face-Off (3/8-9) • earned WCHA All-Tournament Team honors • assisted Amanda Kessel on a goal in the triple-overtime victory against North Dakota (3/16) in the NCAA Quarterfinals • assisted Hannah Brandt on a goal in the NCAA semifinal win over Boston College (3/22) • assisted Milica McMillen on the game-winning goal over Boston University (3/24) in the National Championship • named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.

2011-12 • Junior Season: Ranked second the nation in points by a defenseman with 42 points (first among players to play at defenseman all season) • ranked third nationally in points per game by defensemen (1.08 ppg) and was one of just three defensemen in the country to average more than one point per game • played in 39 games, compiling 15 goals and 27 assists for 42 points • scored the first goal of the game in a 3-2 victory at No. 1 Wisconsin (10/16) • named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for her performance against North Dakota Dec. 2-3 where she had two assists, including one on the game-winning goal, and blocked two shots • scored multiple points in 12 games during season • tallied three or more points in four games this season • a key member of Minnesota's defense that held No. 1 Wisconsin scoreless in a 1-0 shutout win (1/7) • scored a goal in Minnesota's 3-3 tie against No. 1 Wisconsin (1/6) • had a career-best four assists against St. Cloud State (2/3) • matched her career-high with four points (1-3-4) against North Dakota in the regular season finale (2/18) • led the Gopher defensemen in +/- rating with a +47 • missed the WCHA First Round series against St. Cloud State with an injury • scored an empty-net goal in the final seconds of the WCHA title game against UMD to secure a 2-0 victory (3/4) • a Patty Kazmaier Award nominee • an All-WCHA First Team honoree • named to the NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team • a first-team All-American • finished her junior campaign ranked fourth in the Minnesota record book for career points (89) and fourth in career goals (27).

2010-11 • Sophomore Season: Played in 37 of 38 games • Third-Team All-WCHA • Named to the WCHA All-Tournament Team • WCHA All-Academic Team honoree • Letterwinner • Scored six goals and 17 assists for 23 points • Led the team with the best plus/minus rating of +33 • Ranked second among defensemen in scoring and seventh overall • Three multiple-point games • Had a three-game scoring streak twice this year • Finished the regular season with four points in three games played • Of her six goals scored, three were on the power play • Scored her first goal of the season against Clarkson (10/2), which was a power-play goal • Netted the game-winning, power-play goal against St. Cloud State (10/23) • Scored a goal and was a +3 in the 6-2 win over Bemidji State (12/4) • Notched the overtime game-winning goal against Ohio State (12/12) • Held the first assist in both of the Gophers' goals in the 2-2 tie against Minnesota Duluth (1/14) • Scored her third game-winning goal of the season in the 4-2 win over OSU (1/21) and was a +4 in the series • Tallied a goal and two assists in the North Dakota split (2/18-19) and was later named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week • Was a +3 during the Ohio State first round games and tallied a power-play assist • Had the first assist in two of Amanda Kessel's goal during the WCHA semifinal game against Minnesota Duluth (3/4) and held a +2 rating • Held the single assist in Sarah Erickson's first goal against Wisconsin (3/5) and had three points during the WCHA Championships to earn all-tournament honors.

2009-10 • Freshman Season: Second Team All-WCHA and WCHA All-Rookie Team • Tied for fifth on the team in scoring and second among defensemen • Member of the Gopher power play unit • Led the team in power-play points with 20 of her 24 points • All six of her goals came during the power play and has also been a gamewinner and a game-tying goal • Held a plus/minus rating of +12 • Tallied her first point as a Golden Gopher in her first collegiate game when she set up a game-winning, power-play goal against Syracuse (10/2) • Held assists in two power-play goals against Ohio State (10/10) and Minnesota Duluth (10/16) • Tallied two assists in the Wisconsin series (10/30-11/1) and one against Minnesota State (11/13) for a three-game scoring streak • Scored her first career goal and held a career-high night in the 3-1 win over Bemidji State (11/21) • Set up Brittany Francis' power-play goal in the 4-0 win over Clarkson (11/27) • Had a four-point weekend against North Dakota and was named the WCHA Rookie of the Week for her performance • Had a career-high two goals in the December 12 game and followed with setting up two power-play goals for the series sweep on December 13 • Held a career-high +3 in the 6-0 win over Ohio State (1/9) • Scored the Gophers' game-tying goal in the 1-1 tie against Bemidji State (1/16) • Scored her sixth power-play goal of the season and assisted on Brittany Francis' power-play goal in the 4-3 triple overtime win over Minnesota State during the WCHA first round • Set up both of Brittany Francis' power-play goals in the 5-4 double overtime win over Ohio State during the WCHA Final Faceoff Semifinal Game (3/6) • Tallied a power-play assist in the NCAA Regional game against Clarkson (3/13).

The Bozek File:A member of the U.S. Under-18 Team that won the gold medal in 2009 • Tied for third overall in scoring by a defenseman with six points and held a plus/minus rating of +10 • Scored a goal and an assist in the three-game series against Canada in August 2008 • Selected in her first of two USA Hockey Women's National Festivals in 2007 • Competed at the USA Hockey Holiday Camp in December 2008 • Participated in four USA Hockey Player Development Camps • Played for the Chicago Mission U19 (MWEHL) team under head coach Greg Tam • Played in six games during the Under-19 Championships, tallying six points • Assistant captain of the Mission in 2008 and captain in 2009 • As a junior, played in 66 games and scored 44 goals and 33 assists to help her team to an Under-19 National Championship • Had 61 points and aided the Mission to the Under-19 quarterfinals in her sophomore season • Played for Team Illinois girls from 2004-07 and went to the USA Hockey Girls' National Championships all three years • Skated with the Team Illinois boys for three years prior to joining the girls.

Personal Personal: A 2009 graduate of Adlai E. Stevenson High School • Born March 27, 1991 • Daughter of Patti and Tom • Has two older brothers, Danny and Stephen • Majoring in sports management • Shoots right.

Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2009-10 40 6 18 24 118 .051 20-40 +12 6 0 1
2010-11 37 6 17 23 94 .064 26-52 +33 3 0 3
2011-12 39 15 27 42 127 .118 17-34 +47 8 0 3
2012-13 41 20 37 57 191 .105 18-36 +61 9 1 3
TOTAL 157 47 99 146 530 .089 81-162 +153 26 1 10