Catch up on the Gophers alumni playing in the NWHL and CWHL this season
Several Gopher alums have signed contracts to continue their hockey careers in 2016-17
Milica McMillen wrapped up her career at Minnesota as the fourth-highest scoring defenseman in program history
Milica McMillen will play with the NWHL's New York Riveters for the 2016-17 season
The Gophers are reliving the most memorable moments of the 2016 NCAA Women's Frozen Four
The Gopher women's hockey team swept rival Wisconsin at Ridder Arena.
Minnesota opened exhibition play with a 6-0 win over Team Japan.
The Gophers completed a perfect season with a 6-3 win over Boston Univ. to win its second straight title.
The Gopher women's hockey team posted back to back shutouts of Bemidji State.
The Golden Gophers clinched the 2013 WCHA title with a sweep of UMD at Ridder Arena.
Women Hockey Action
2015-16 • Senior Season: Named All-WCHA Second Team honoree • ranked second on the Gophers with seven power-play goals • tied for third on the team with three game-winning goals • scored the Gophers’ first goal of the season with a game-winning power-play goal in season-opening 2-0 win at Penn State (Oct. 1) • had four points (1g-3a) in sweep over St. Cloud State (Oct. 9-10) • scored power-play goal in 11-2 win at Ohio State (Oct. 17) • had one goal in each of the first three series of the season • tied career best with three assists, including one on the game-winning goal, in 5-2 win vs. UMD (Oct. 23) • scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in 5-1 win at UND (Oct. 29) • scored power-play goal in 4-1 win over Yale (Nov. 21) • had three assists, two of which were on game-winning goals, during series sweep at Minnesota State (Nov. 27-28) • scored one goal in 3-2 overtime loss at Wisconsin (Dec. 4) • scored a power-play goal in 4-2 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 23) • assisted on game-winning goal in 2-1 win at Bemidji State (Jan. 29) • scored the game-winning power-play goal in 7-3 win at UMD (Feb. 12) • tied career-high with five points (1g-4a) in series sweep at UMD (Feb. 12-13) • recorded an assist in NCAA quarterfinal win over Princeton (March 12).
2014-15 • Junior Season: Named to All-WCHA Second Team and WCHA All-Academic Team • tied for fifth in the nation and second in the WCHA for scoring among defensemen with 27 points (11g-16a) • ranked fourth on the team with 50 blocked shots • ranked seventh in the nation and tied for the WCHA lead with seven power-play goals • had nine multi-point games • scored three goals in season-opening wins over Penn State (Oct. 3) and Boston University (Oct. 4), including both game-winning goals • recorded two assists in series at Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 10-11) • named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week after recording a series-best four points (3g-1a) in series sweep over North Dakota (Oct. 24-25) while holding UND to two goals in game one and only seven shots on goal in a 5-0 shutout win in game two • had six points (1g-5a) during a four-game point streak (Nov. 14-22) • scored two goals, including her seventh power-play goal of the season, in 7-0 win over St. Cloud State (Dec. 6) • had a pair of assists in 7-3 win over Minnesota State (Jan. 16) • missed three games Jan. 17-24 due to injury • picked up assists in back-to-back wins at North Dakota (Feb. 7) and against UMD (Feb. 13) • had two assists in 3-2 win at BSU (Feb. 20), including setting up Rachael Bona's game-winning goal with 1:45 remaining • had two points (1g-1a), including an assist on the game-winner, in 6-2 NCAA quarterfinal win over RIT (March 14).
2013-14 • Sophomore Season: Named AHCA/CCM Second Team All-American and All-WCHA First Team honoree • ranked third in the nation among defensemen with 39 points (11g-28a) in 39 games • tied for the team lead with a +49 plus/minus rating • second on the team with 43 blocked shots • recorded nine multi-point games • ranked second on the team with 19 points (6g-13a) on the power play • 39 points and 28 assists ranks tied for ninth all-time in Gopher single-season records for defenseman scoring • recorded two points (1g-1a) in 8-3 win at Colgate (Oct. 5) • scored the game-winner on the power play in 2-0 win over Wisconsin (Oct. 11) • scored the game-winning goal with 1:09 remaining in 4-3 comeback win at St. Cloud State • had three points (1g-2a) in series sweep at St. Cloud State (Nov. 8-9) • recorded two assists in sweep at Yale (Nov. 23-24) • recorded three points (1g-2a) in sweep over Princeton (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) • named WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Dec. 11) after recording a career-best five-point series in sweep at Ohio State (Dec. 7-8) • recorded a career-high four points (2g-2a) in 5-1 win at OSU (Dec. 8) • recorded 11 points (3g-8a) during a seven-game point streak (Nov. 23-Jan. 10) • picked up two assists in 5-0 win at Minnesota State (Jan. 19) • picked up two assists in 5-1 win at No. 3/4 North Dakota (Jan. 31) • named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Feb. 12) after leading the Gophers with a career-high five assists in series sweep over Bemidji State (Feb. 7-8), including a career-best three helpers in 5-3 win over the Beavers (Feb. 8) • scored go-ahead goal in 3-2 win at Wisconsin to clinch WCHA regular-season title (Feb. 14) • tallied two assists in the WCHA First Round sweep over St. Cloud State (Feb 28-March 1) • scored the Gophers' third goal in the 4-1 WCHA Final Face-off semifinal win over Minnesota Duluth (March 7) • tallied two assists in the 5-1 NCAA quarterfinal win over Boston University (March 15) • assisted Hannah Brandt on the second game-tying goal in the 5-3 comeback win over Wisconsin in the Frozen Four semifinal (March 21).
2012-13 • Freshman Season: Appeared in 35 games • had 26 points (13g-13a) • posted a plus/minus ratio of +23 • named to the All-WCHA Rookie Team • notched two assists in her first career game against Colgate (Sept. 28) • assisted on a Megan Bozek goal in the 11-0 rout of Colgate (Sept. 29) • made first career start against St. Cloud State (Oct. 5) • dished out two assists in series finale with SCSU (Oct. 6) • scored her first career goal in a 5-0 win over St. Lawrence (Oct. 12) • netted a goal in the 6-0 shutout of SLU (Oct. 13) • tallied a goal against Ohio State (Oct. 19) • had a goal and an assist in the 5-1 win over North Dakota (Oct. 27) • notched a goal in the 4-2 triumph against UND (Oct. 28) • named WCHA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 31) for her three-point weekend (2g-1a) against North Dakota • recorded an assist on a Megan Bozek goal against Minnesota Duluth (Nov. 2) • netted a goal in the series finale against New Hampshire (Nov. 25) • had one goal and an assist in the series against Minnesota State (Jan. 18-19) • notched a goal in both games against Minnesota Duluth (Feb. 1-2) • recorded two points (1g-1a) in 8-0 rout of Bemidji State (Feb. 15) • netted a goal in the regular season finale against St. Cloud State (Feb. 23) • had a goal in the series finale of the WCHA First Round against BSU (March 2) • notched an assist in the 5-0 win over Ohio State (March 8) in the semifinals of the WCHA Final Face-Off • assisted Megan Bozek in the Gophers' 2-0 win over UND (March 9) in the WCHA Final Face-Off championship game • recorded two assists in the NCAA semifinal win over Boston College (March 22) • tallied the game-winning goal in the national championship game against Boston University (March 24) • named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team.
High School/Club: Played at Breck School • led her team to the Minnesota state championship as a senior, playing every minute in Breck's 3-2 win in double overtime • tallied an assist on the game-winning goal in the state tournament title game • scored 25 goals and added 18 assists for 55 points as a senior • was her team's leading scorer during the regular season, and second-leading scorer for the full season • as a junior, scored 21 goals and had 23 assists for 44 points, and was her team's top-scoring defenseman • in 2010, led her team to the Tri-Metro Conference championship • played in five Minnesota State Tournaments with Breck, finishing fifth in 2007, second in 2008 and 2010, and coming in third in 2011 before winning the state title in 2012 • five-time All Tri-State honoree, three-time all-state award winner, and four-time Minnesota State All-Tournament team member • in six seasons at Breck, scored 141 goals and 137 assists for 278 career points • a six-time hockey letterwinner at Breck, and also lettered in track • participated in the 2011 USA Hockey Festival, and went on to play with Team USA in the Twelve Nations Cup in Finland • in 2011, played on the U.S. Under-18 team that won a gold medal at the world championships • was selected to the Star Tribune All-Metro first team in 2010, 2011 and 2012 • Ms. Hockey top-five finalist in 2012 • played club hockey with the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps.
Personal: Born July 13, 1993 • parents are Tim and Alexandra McMillen • major is Studies in Cinema and Media Culture • shoots left.
|Milica McMillen's Career Statistics (As of March 24, 2016)|
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