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Ben Brinkman

Native of Edina, Minn. • son of Mark and Megan Brinkman • has one sister, Quinn, and one brother, Charlie • competed in the 2018 USA Hockey All-America Prospects Game at Xcel Energy Center where he was coached by Gopher Hockey alum Jordan Leopold • selected in the sixth round (173rd overall) of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars.

Sampo Ranta

Native of Naantali, Finland • son of Esa and Ruusa Ranta • has one sister, Essi, and one brother, Roope • selected in the third round (78th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche • the second Finnish player in Gopher Hockey history following Erik Haula • first player in program history to wear No. 58.

Blake McLaughlin

Native of Grand Rapids, Minn. • parents are Grant and Tammi Bischoff • has six siblings, Jered, Jake, Jordan, Jonah, Tyara and Jazzy • selected in the third round (79th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks • competed at the 2017 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game • stepfather, Grant Bischoff, and stepbrother, Jake Bischoff, both played hockey for the Gophers • sister, Jordan, played hockey at Minnesota State.

Brannon McManus

Native of Newport Beach, Calif. • son of Barry and Toni McManus • has two brothers, Ryan and James • only the second California native to play at Minnesota in the modern era after goaltender John Blue from 1984-87.

Sammy Walker

Native of Edina, Minn. • son of Ron and Amy Walker • has two sisters, Bailey and Izzie, and two brothers, Ben and Jack • father played soccer at UNLV • sister, Bailey, competed in gymnastics at Southeast Missouri State • brothers both played professional hockey • selected in the seventh round (200th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Scott Reedy

Native of Prior Lake, Minn. • son of Dan and Christina Reedy • has one brother, Will, and one sister, Grace • brother plays hockey at Bethel • selected with the 102nd overall pick by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft • the fifth Gopher Hockey player selected by San Jose and Minnesota’s highest draft pick by the Sharks organization.