Minnesota Golden Gophers (Men)
2020-2021 Numerical Roster 
(28 Players)
2020-2021 Team Statistics
2020-2021 Schedule & Results
2019-2020 Roster

#NameYr / PosHeightWeightS/CYOBHometown / Pre-College Team
#1Justen CloseSO G5-10175L98Kindersley, Saskatchewan / Kindersley Klippers (SJHL)
#2Jackson LaCombe (ANA)SO D6-2200L01Eden Prairie, Minnesota / Chicago Steel (USHL)
#3Robbie Stucker (CLB)JR D6-3180R98St. Paul, Minnesota / Fargo Force (USHL)
#4Ben Brinkman (DAL)JR D6-1220L00Edina, Minnesota / Edina (USHS)
#5Matt DenmanJR D6-0190L98Prior Lake, Minnesota / Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
#6Mike Koster (TOR)FR D5-9170L01Chaska, Minnesota / Tri-City Storm (USHL)
#7Brannon McManusSR F5-11175R99Newport Beach, California / Chicago Steel (USHL)
#9Sammy Walker (TBL)JR F5-11165R99Edina, Minnesota / Edina (USHS)
#11Jonny SorensonSO F6-1175L99St. Louis Park, Minnesota / Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
#13Cullen MunsonSR F5-11180L96Edina, Minnesota / Janesville Jets (NAHL)
#14Brock Faber (LOS)FR D6-1195R02Maple Grove, Minnesota / USA Hockey NTDP (NTDP)
#16Colin SchmidtSO F6-4225R00Wayzata, Minnesota / Jamestown (NAHL)   Previous College: Union (2019-20)
#18Mason NeversFR F5-9180R01Edina, Minnesota / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
#19Scott Reedy (SJS)SR F6-2210R99Prior Lake, Minnesota / USA Hockey NTDP (NTDP)
#21Nathan BurkeJR F6-2190L98Scottsdale, Arizona / Aberdeen Wings (NAHL)
#22Bryce Brodzinski (PHI)SO F6-0215R00Blaine, Minnesota / Omaha Lancers (USHL)
#23Ryan Johnson (BUF)SO D6-0175L01Irvine, California / Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
#24Jaxon NelsonSO F6-4220R00Magnolia, Minnesota / Omaha Lancers (USHL)
#25Jack Perbix (ANA)SO F6-1190R00Elk River, Minnesota / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
#26Carl FishFR D6-3215L99St. Paul, Minnesota / Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
#27Blake McLaughlin (ANA)JR F6-1170L00Grand Rapids, Minnesota / Chicago Steel (USHL)
#28Sam RossiniSR D6-4190L98Burnville, Minnesota / Penticton Vees (BCHL)
#31Jared Moe (WPG)SO G6-4220R99New Prague, Minnesota / Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
#39Ben MeyersSO F5-11195L98Delano, Minnesota / Fargo Force (USHL)
#45Jack LaFontaine (CAR)SR G6-3210L98Mississauga, Ontario / Penticton Vees (BCHL)   Previous College: Michigan (2017-18)
#51Noah WeberSO F6-0210L98Eagle River, Wisconsin / Madison Capitols (USHL)
#55Matt StaudacherSO D6-1190L00Fenton, Michigan / Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
#58Sampo Ranta (COL)JR F6-2200L00Naantali, 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 Golden Gophers (Men)
2020-2021 Alphabetical Roster 
(28 Players)
2020-2021 Team Statistics
2020-2021 Schedule & Results
2019-2020 Roster

#NameYr / PosHeightWeightS/CYOBHometown / Pre-College Team
#4Ben Brinkman (DAL)JR D6-1220L00Edina, Minnesota / Edina (USHS)
#22Bryce Brodzinski (PHI)SO F6-0215R00Blaine, Minnesota / Omaha Lancers (USHL)
#21Nathan BurkeJR F6-2190L98Scottsdale, Arizona / Aberdeen Wings (NAHL)
#1Justen CloseSO G5-10175L98Kindersley, Saskatchewan / Kindersley Klippers (SJHL)
#5Matt DenmanJR D6-0190L98Prior Lake, Minnesota / Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (USHL)
#14Brock Faber (LOS)FR D6-1195R02Maple Grove, Minnesota / USA Hockey NTDP (NTDP)
#26Carl FishFR D6-3215L99St. Paul, Minnesota / Bismarck Bobcats (NAHL)
#23Ryan Johnson (BUF)SO D6-0175L01Irvine, California / Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
#6Mike Koster (TOR)FR D5-9170L01Chaska, Minnesota / Tri-City Storm (USHL)
#2Jackson LaCombe (ANA)SO D6-2200L01Eden Prairie, Minnesota / Chicago Steel (USHL)
#45Jack LaFontaine (CAR)SR G6-3210L98Mississauga, Ontario / Penticton Vees (BCHL)   Previous College: Michigan (2017-18)
#27Blake McLaughlin (ANA)JR F6-1170L00Grand Rapids, Minnesota / Chicago Steel (USHL)
#7Brannon McManusSR F5-11175R99Newport Beach, California / Chicago Steel (USHL)
#39Ben MeyersSO F5-11195L98Delano, Minnesota / Fargo Force (USHL)
#31Jared Moe (WPG)SO G6-4220R99New Prague, Minnesota / Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)
#13Cullen MunsonSR F5-11180L96Edina, Minnesota / Janesville Jets (NAHL)
#24Jaxon NelsonSO F6-4220R00Magnolia, Minnesota / Omaha Lancers (USHL)
#18Mason NeversFR F5-9180R01Edina, Minnesota / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
#25Jack Perbix (ANA)SO F6-1190R00Elk River, Minnesota / Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
#58Sampo Ranta (COL)JR F6-2200L00Naantali, Finland / Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
#19Scott Reedy (SJS)SR F6-2210R99Prior Lake, Minnesota / USA Hockey NTDP (NTDP)
#28Sam RossiniSR D6-4190L98Burnville, Minnesota / Penticton Vees (BCHL)
#16Colin SchmidtSO F6-4225R00Wayzata, Minnesota / Jamestown (NAHL)   Previous College: Union (2019-20)
#11Jonny SorensonSO F6-1175L99St. Louis Park, Minnesota / Fairbanks Ice Dogs (NAHL)
#55Matt StaudacherSO D6-1190L00Fenton, Michigan / Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
#3Robbie Stucker (CLB)JR D6-3180R98St. Paul, Minnesota / Fargo Force (USHL)
#9Sammy Walker (TBL)JR F5-11165R99Edina, Minnesota / Edina (USHS)
#51Noah WeberSO F6-0210L98Eagle River, Wisconsin / Madison Capitols (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)


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