Mike Reilly picked up another accolade for his already decorated college hockey career on Tuesday. The Gophers former defenseman was named to the All-USCHO Second Team just days after being named a First Team All-America standout by the American Hockey Coaches Association.

The Chanhassen, Minn., native was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Conference, a Hobey Baker Award top 10 finalist, earned back-to-back First Team All-America honors and now adds a second All-USCHO honor to his resume after a standout junior season.

Reilly set career highs with 42 points and 36 assists to lead all college hockey defensemen in scoring this season. His 42 points are most by a Gophers defenseman since Jordan Leopold scored 48 in 2001-2002, and he's the first defenseman to lead the team in scoring since Mike Crowley in 1996-1997. He led the nation in power-play assists (19) and had the nation's eighth-best plus-minus rating of plus-25.

North Dakota junior goaltender and Thief River Falls, Minn., native Zane McIntyre also earned All-USCHO Second Team honors. Minnesota State junior forward Bryce Gervais was named to the Third Team.

Reilly was also officially announced among the first 16 players named to the 2015 U.S. men's national team on Tuesday. He's one of five players on the team that have won gold medals in different roles playing with USA Hockey and is one of four collegiate standouts on the current roster with Michigan product Dylan Larkin, Yale goaltender Alex Lyon and Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey.

Lyon (Baudette) and Reilly (Chanhassen) are among six Minnesotans, including Justin Faulk (South St. Paul, Carolina Hurricanes), Jake Gardiner (Minnetonka, Toronto Maple Leafs), Matt Hendricks (Blaine, Edmonton Oilers) and Dan Sexton (Apple Valley, KHL), selected to represent their country at the World Championships in the Czech Republic in May.

Reilly announced he would forego his senior season and turn pro this offseason, though he has yet to sign a professional contract.

All-USCHO Team

First team
Forward Jack Eichel, Boston University freshman
Forward Tanner Kero, Michigan Tech senior
Forward Jimmy Vesey, Harvard junior
Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, Boston University junior
Defenseman Joey LaLeggia, Denver senior
Goaltender Jon Gillies, Providence junior

Second team
Forward Daniel Ciampini, Union senior
Forward Matt Garbowsky, Rochester Institute of Technology senior
Forward Zach Hyman, Michigan senior
Defenseman Mike Paliotta, Vermont senior
Defenseman Mike Reilly, Minnesota junior
Goaltender Zane McIntyre, North Dakota junior

Third team
Forward Sam Anas, Quinnipiac sophomore
Forward Bryce Gervais, Minnesota State junior
Forward Evan Rodrigues, Boston University senior
Defenseman Rob O'Gara, Yale
Defenseman Robbie Russo, Notre Dame senior
Goaltender Ryan Massa, Omaha senior

U.S. men's national team roster

Name, Position

Most Recent Team


Team USA Experience

Mark Arcobello, F

Arizona Coyotes

Milford, Conn.


Justin Faulk*, D

Carolina Hurricanes

South St. Paul, Minn.

U.S. Olympic Men's Team (2014)
U.S. Men's National Team (2012-13)
U.S. National Junior Team (2011)
U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team (2010) U.S. Under-17 Select Team (2008)

Jake Gardiner, D

Toronto Maple Leafs

Minnetonka, Minn.

U.S. Men's National Team (2014)
U.S. National Junior Team (2010)
U.S. Under-18 Select Team (2007)

Matt Hendricks, F

Edmonton Oilers

Blaine, Minn.


Torey Krug, D

Boston Bruins

Livonia, Mich.


Dylan Larkin*, F

University of Michigan

Waterford, Mich.

U.S. National Junior Team (2015)
U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team (2014)

Trevor Lewis, F

Los Angeles Kings

Salt Lake City, Utah

U.S. National Junior Team (2007)

Alex Lyon, G

Yale University

Baudette, Minn.


John Moore, D

Arizona Coyotes

Winnetka, Ill.

U.S. Junior Select Team (2008)

Jeremy Morin*, F

Columbus Blue Jackets

Auburn, N.Y.

U.S. National Junior Team (2010-11)
U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team (2008-09)
U.S. National Under-17 Team (2008)

Steve Moses, F

Jokerit (KHL)

Leominster, Mass.

Deutschland Cup (2013)

Connor Murphy*, D

Arizona Coyotes

Dublin, Ohio

U.S. Men's National Team (2014)
U.S. National Junior Team (2013)
U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team (2011) U.S. Under-18 Select Team (2010)
U.S. Under-17 Select Team (2009)

Mike Reilly, D

University of Minnesota

Chanhassen, Minn.

U.S. National Junior Team (2013)
U.S. Junior Select Team (2011)

Dan Sexton, F

Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik (KHL)

Apple Valley, Minn.

Deutschland Cup (2013)

Ben Smith, F

San Jose Sharks

Avon, Conn.

U.S. Under-18 Select Team (2005)
U.S. Under-17 Select Team (2004)

* played with USA Hockey's National Team Development Program