Minnesota


Minnesota 2020-21 Team Roster
No. Name (*NHL draftees) Cl Pos Ht Wt YOB Hometown / Last Team
1 Justen CloseSo G5-1017598Kindersley, SK / Kindersley Klippers (SJHL)
2 Jackson LaCombe (ANA)So D6-22001Eden Prairie, MN / Chicago Steel (USHL)
3 Robbie Stucker (CLB)Jr D6-318098St. Paul, MN / Fargo Force (USHL)
4 Ben Brinkman (DAL)Jr D6-12200Edina, MN / Edina (USHS)
5 Matt DenmanJr D6-019098Prior Lake, MN / Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
6 Mike Koster (TOR)Fr D5-91701Chaska, MN / Tri-City Storm (USHL)
7 Brannon McManusSr F5-1117599Newport Beach, CA / Chicago Steel (USHL)
9 Sammy Walker (TBL)Jr F5-1116599Edina, MN / Edina (USHS)
11Jonny SorensonSo F6-117599St. Louis Park, MN / Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
13Cullen MunsonSr F5-1118096Edina, MN / Janesville Jets (NAHL)
14Brock Faber (LOS)Fr D6-11952Maple Grove, MN / USA Hockey NTDP (NTDP)
16Colin SchmidtSo F6-42250Wayzata, MN / Jamestown (NAHL)
Previous College: Union (2019-20)
18Mason NeversFr F5-91801Edina, MN / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
19Scott Reedy (SJS)Sr F6-221099Prior Lake, MN / USA Hockey NTDP (NTDP)
21Nathan BurkeJr F6-219098Scottsdale, AZ / Aberdeen Wings (NAHL)
22Bryce Brodzinski (PHI)So F6-02150Blaine, MN / Omaha Lancers (USHL)
23Ryan Johnson (BUF)So D6-01751Irvine, CA / Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
24Jaxon NelsonSo F6-42200Magnolia, MN / Omaha Lancers (USHL)
25Jack Perbix (ANA)So F6-11900Elk River, MN / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
26Carl FishFr D6-321599St. Paul, MN / Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
27Blake McLaughlin (ANA)Jr F6-11700Grand Rapids, MN / Chicago Steel (USHL)
28Sam RossiniSr D6-419098Burnville, MN / Penticton Vees (BCHL)
31Jared Moe (WPG)So G6-422099New Prague, MN / Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
39Ben MeyersSo F5-1119598Delano, MN / Fargo Force (USHL)
45Jack LaFontaine (CAR)Sr G6-321098Mississauga, ON / Penticton Vees (BCHL)
Previous College: Michigan (2017-18)
51Noah WeberSo F6-021098Eagle River, WI / Madison Capitols (USHL)
55Matt StaudacherSo D6-11900Fenton, MI / Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
58Sampo Ranta (COL)Jr F6-22000Naantali, Finland / Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

Captain: Sammy Walker

Assistant Captains: Brannon McManus, Ben Meyers, Jack LaFontaine

Head Coach: Bob Motzko (St. Cloud State '87)
Career Record (Entering 2020-2021): 310-222-60 (.574) (15 Seasons)
Record at Minnesota (Entering 2020-2021): 34-30-11 (.527) (2 Seasons)

Assistant Coach: Garrett Raboin (St. Cloud State '10)
Assistant Coach: Ben Gordon (Minnesota '08)
Director of Hockey Operations: Greg May (Augsburg '07)
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Cal Dietz (Findlay '96)
Student Assistant Coach: Paul Martin
Goaltending Coach: Karel Popper (Hamline '16)

Minnesota 2020-21 Team Roster
No. Name Cl P Hometown /
Last Team
1 Justen CloseSo GKindersley, SK / Kindersley Klippers (SJHL)
2 Jackson LaCombe (ANA)So DEden Prairie, MN / Chicago Steel (USHL)
3 Robbie Stucker (CLB)Jr DSt. Paul, MN / Fargo Force (USHL)
4 Ben Brinkman (DAL)Jr DEdina, MN / Edina (USHS)
5 Matt DenmanJr DPrior Lake, MN / Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
6 Mike Koster (TOR)Fr DChaska, MN / Tri-City Storm (USHL)
7 Brannon McManusSr FNewport Beach, CA / Chicago Steel (USHL)
9 Sammy Walker (TBL)Jr FEdina, MN / Edina (USHS)
11Jonny SorensonSo FSt. Louis Park, MN / Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
13Cullen MunsonSr FEdina, MN / Janesville Jets (NAHL)
14Brock Faber (LOS)Fr DMaple Grove, MN / USA Hockey NTDP (NTDP)
16Colin SchmidtSo FWayzata, MN / Jamestown (NAHL)
Previous College: Union (2019-20)
18Mason NeversFr FEdina, MN / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
19Scott Reedy (SJS)Sr FPrior Lake, MN / USA Hockey NTDP (NTDP)
21Nathan BurkeJr FScottsdale, AZ / Aberdeen Wings (NAHL)
22Bryce Brodzinski (PHI)So FBlaine, MN / Omaha Lancers (USHL)
23Ryan Johnson (BUF)So DIrvine, CA / Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
24Jaxon NelsonSo FMagnolia, MN / Omaha Lancers (USHL)
25Jack Perbix (ANA)So FElk River, MN / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
26Carl FishFr DSt. Paul, MN / Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
27Blake McLaughlin (ANA)Jr FGrand Rapids, MN / Chicago Steel (USHL)
28Sam RossiniSr DBurnville, MN / Penticton Vees (BCHL)
31Jared Moe (WPG)So GNew Prague, MN / Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
39Ben MeyersSo FDelano, MN / Fargo Force (USHL)
45Jack LaFontaine (CAR)Sr GMississauga, ON / Penticton Vees (BCHL)
Previous College: Michigan (2017-18)
51Noah WeberSo FEagle River, WI / Madison Capitols (USHL)
55Matt StaudacherSo DFenton, MI / Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
58Sampo Ranta (COL)Jr FNaantali, Finland / Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

Captain: Sammy Walker
Assistant Captains: Brannon McManus, Ben Meyers, Jack LaFontaine

Head Coach: Bob Motzko (St. Cloud State '87)
Career Record (Entering 2020-2021): 310-222-60 (.574) (15 Seasons)
Record at Minnesota (Entering 2020-2021): 34-30-11 (.527) (2 Seasons)

Assistant Coach: Garrett Raboin (St. Cloud State '10)
Assistant Coach: Ben Gordon (Minnesota '08)
Director of Hockey Operations: Greg May (Augsburg '07)
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Cal Dietz (Findlay '96)
Student Assistant Coach: Paul Martin
Goaltending Coach: Karel Popper (Hamline '16)