Notes, quotes and analysis from MSU’s media day from Neil Koepke.
Prior to MSU: Recorded 43 points (17g, 26a) in 57 games in 2016-17 for the Lone Star Brahmas in the NAHL ... Represented the South Division at the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament, where he registered a goal and an assist in two games ... Had 8 points (2g, 6a) in 11 playoff games in helping lead the Brahmas to the NAHL's Robertson Cup ... Served as an alternate captain in 2016-17 ... Played two seasons with the Powell River Kings of the BCHL, recording 11 points (3g, 8a) in 40 regular-season games in 2014-15, and then 34 points (18g, 16a) in 55 games in 2015-16 ... Played for the Belle Tire organization from 2009-12 before being a part of the Cleveland Barons U18 team for two seasons from 2012-14 ... Registered 39 points (19g, 20a) in 37 games for the Barons in 2013-14.
Personal: Born May 23, 1996 in Grand Rapids, Michigan ... Son of Nolan and Trish ... Graduated with high honors from Avon Lake High School in 2014 ... Lists Patrick Kane as his favorite player ... Lists his parents as his biggest hockey influence and idols because they "made so many sacrifices for me."