Neil Koepke previews Sunday's exhibition game against the USNTDP U-18 team.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on MSU's 6-2 victory.
Neil Koepke previews Friday's home contest vs. Princeton.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on the Spartans' 3-1 win on Saturday.
Jake Hildebrand makes 34 saves in the win.
Dylan Pavelek - 2014-15 Photo Gallery
2016-17 (Junior): Had two goals and two assists in appearing in a career-high 22 games … Scored his first goal of the season against Michigan in a 2-2 tie on Jan. 21 … Scored in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game vs. Ohio State, March 16 ... Picked up an assist on Damian Chrcek’s goal at Penn State on Jan. 14 ... Recorded his first-career assist on Logan Lambdin’s goal vs. Princeton, Oct. 28.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Scored three goals in 17 games ... Scored his first-career goal in the opening period at Michigan on Jan. 9 ... Scored the first goal of the game in a 4-2 win at Ohio State (1/29) ... Scored a goal in a win at Wisconsin (2/19).
2014-15 (Freshman): Played in 20 games ... Dressed for the first four games of the season before suffering a concussion and returning to the lineup on Nov. 14 vs. Boston College ... Played center the first four games of the season ... Scored a goal in MSU's 4-1 exhibition win over the USNTDP U-18 team (1/9) ... Had a season-high three shots at Boston University (10/24).
Prior to MSU: Produced 11 goals and six assists in 60 games for the USANTDP U-18 team in 2013-14 ... Appeared in all eight games for U.S. Men's National Under-18 Team at the 2014 IIHF Men's Under-18 World Championship in Lappeenranta, Finland (April 14-27), finishing with a goal and plus-1 rating ... As a part of the USNTDP U-18 team in 2013-14, he played in 12 games against NCAA Division I opponents ... Played for the USNTDP U-17 team in 2012-13, but missed a majority of the season due to injury ... Member of the U.S. National U-17 Team that claimed first place at the 2012 Four Nations Tournament in Monthey, Switzerland ... One of 40 players - along with Josh Jacobs and Ed Minney - selected to take part in the 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Pittsburgh ... Produced 18 goals and 20 assists in playing for Belle Tire Midget Minor in 2011-12 ... Graduated from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School.
Personal: Son of Mark and Debbie ... Born Jan. 16, 1996 ... Lists the Detroit Red Wings as his favorite NHL team and Sidney Crosby as his favorite player ... His brother, Mark, is his biggest hockey influence because he pushes him to get better.