|Height:||5-10||Previous Team:||Cedar Rapid/USHL|
AS A BULLDOG: Had the privilege of flanking Hobey Baker Memorial Award-winning center Jack Connolly for all but one weekend last winter and responded splendidly with a breakout season ... placed fourth among the 2011-12 Bulldogs in goals (17, a number unsurpassed by any returning player) and power play tallies (six) and was sixth in points (30) ... increased his scoring yield by 16 points from the previous season, the second highest spike on the club (Travis Oleksuk with 20) ... turned in the first three-point night of his collegiate career last March, figuring in on all three UMD goals in 4-3 loss to Denver in the WCHA Final Five semifinals ... struck for a pair of goals on three occasions as a junior, including in that league playoff setback to the Pioneers ... attempted his first and only penalty shot to date on Jan. 13, 2012 and came up empty against Nebraska-Omaha goalie John Faulkner ... has evolved into quite the good luck charm -- since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Bulldogs have gone unbeaten in 33 of the 36 outings he’s managed at least one point (28-3-5) ... netted all eight of his sophomore-year goals and 10 of his 14 points away from Duluth ... UMD was undefeated (10-0-2) when his name appeared on the scoresheet two winters ago ... had a pair of two-goal efforts in 2010-11 wins at Wisconsin (Nov. 19) and Minnesota State-Mankato (Feb. 19) ... picked up at least one point in three of the Bulldogs’ four NCAA playoff clashes that spring ... missed his only appearance of 2010-11 (at Clarkson on Jan. 3) due to an illness .... turn out be a source of instant assistance at the right wing position in 2009-10 ... topped all UMD rookie forwards in scoring with 10 points on five goals and five assists ... hit his stride one month into the year and assembled a 2009-10 Bulldog-best four-game goal scoring streak, which began on the Halloween night win against Clarkson ... struck three times with the man advantage as a rookie ... assisted on both of UMD’s two goals in a 4-2 loss to North Dakota on Dec. 4 at the DECC.
BEFORE UMD: Saved his best hockey for last as a third-year United States Hockey League veteran in 2008-09 ... established a career high for regular season points with 73, a total only three other USHL combatants eclipsed ... also ranked first among RoughRiders in goals (29), assists (44), shorthanded tallies (three), game winners (five) and shots (211) ...was aptly rewarded with a selection to the All-USHL second team ... also represented the East Division at the 2009 USHL Prospects/All-Star Game ... followed up a 47-point rookie year in Cedar Rapids by chipping in 16 goals and 27 assists during the 2007-08 regular season ...played Midget AAA hockey for the Chicago Chill, the same club that produced former Bulldog star center and fellow Illinoisan Tim Stapleton.
PERSONAL: Born Michael Francis Seidel on April 4, 1988 in Chicago, Ill. ... is the son of Alfred and Joann Seidel ... has three brothers (his twin, Anthony, Matthew and Joseph) ...graduated from Hinsdale South High School (Darien, Ill.) in 2006 ... is majoring in communication at UMD.
BULLDOG MILESTONES: First Game - vs. Lake Superior State (Oct. 9, 2009). First Goal - vs. Clarkson (Oct. 31, 2009). First Assist - at Minnesota (Nov. 20, 2009). Most Goals, Game - 2 (5 Times). Most Points, Game - 3 vs. Denver (March 16, 2012). Longest Scoring Streak - 6 Games (Nov. 18, 2011-Dec. 10, 2011).