The Spartans are 2-2-1 in their last five games.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on Friday's win over Penn State.
KHL line combines for seven points in the victory.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on the comeback win over WMU.
Notes, quotes and analysis from MSU’s media day from Neil Koepke.
2017-18 (Freshman): Played in 22 games, including each of the last seven games of the season, registering four points (2g, 2a) … Scored his first-career goal in a win over Penn State (2/16) and then scored the first goal of the game the following night, unassisted ... Got his first collegiate point with an assist on Sam Saliba’s second goal vs. Ohio State (1/6) ... Had an assist vs. Ohio State (3/2) in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals … Made his collegiate debut Oct. 20 vs. Western Michigan … Was one of one of two players to finish the season with a plus rating (plus-2).
Prior to MSU: Recorded 28 points (12g, 16a) for the Green Bay Gamblers in his third full season in the USHL in 2016-17 ... Led Green Bay with 134 penalty minutes ... Split the 2015-16 season with the Fargo Force and Madison Capitols, playing 25 games with Fargo (5g, 8a) and then 11 with Madison (4g, 3a) ... Put up 35 points (15g, 20a) in 58 games for Fargo in 2014-15 in his first full USHL season ... Was a reserve member of the USNTDP in 2013-14, recording 12 points (8g, 4a) in 49 games ... Also played 20 games for Victory Honda U18 and two games for the Fargo Force in 2013-14 ... Played for Compuware from 2010-13.
Personal: Born April 26, 1997 in Jackson, Michigan ... Son of Amy and Mark ... Mother was a two-time honorable mention All-Big Ten high jumper at Michigan ... Grandfather played football at MSU for one season in 1949 before leaving for the Korean War ... Three-year all-league performer in baseball at Ann Arbor Skyline High School, where he set school records for batting average, doubles, home runs and slugging percentage ... Favorite player is Andrew Shaw ... Lists his dad as his hero because "he's the hardest working man I've ever met."