The Spartans met with the media on Oct. 1.
Greg Wolfe garners three awards, while Jake Hildebrand was named team MVP.
Anastos saw marked improvement in team's mentality
2013-14 (Senior): Voted the winner of the team's Dr. John Downs Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award ... Appeared in all 36 games ... Finished first on the team third in Big Ten defenseman with a career best 21 total points ... Earned All-Big Ten honorable mention ... Ranked ninth in the Big Ten with 59 total blocks ... Had three assists in a 3-1 win vs. Boston University (10/26) ... Had two goals in a weekend series with Princeton (11/29-12/1) ... Had two assists in a 4-3 win vs. Michigan (03/8)...Had three assists over the last four games of the season.
2012-13 (Junior): Saw action in all 42 games as a junior ... Recorded five goals, five assists and 52 blocked shots, which ranked fourth on the team ... Scored his first goal of the season in a 3-2 win over Niagara (10/19) ... Picked up points in consecutive games on two occasions as he had an assist vs. Michigan (11/10) and then a power-play goal at Miami (11/16), later in the season he recorded assists vs. Ferris State (1/19) and Penn State (1/25) ... Scored a goal in the Spartans' 4-3 series-clinching win at Alaska (3/10) in the first round of the CCHA playoffs ... Had a season-high five blocked shots at Ferris State (1/5).
2011-12 (Sophomore): Paired with Matt Grassi over the first half of the year, and skated every game with senior AJ Sturges in the second half ... Assisted on Brett Perlini's short-handed goal against Boston College for his first point of the season (10/7) ... Scored a second-period goal at Lake Superior State (10/15) ... Registered a season-high four blocks three times: against Minnesota (11/25), Miami (1/7), and Lake Superior State (1/21) ... Went a season-high +3 against Minnesota (11/26) ... Had the primary assist on Greg Wolfe's first-period tally against Bowling Green (12/3) ... Tallied two assists against Northern Michigan (1/13) ... Had the primary assist on Kevin Walrod's game-winning goal against Lake Superior State ... Had a point in each game of MSU's sweep at Ohio State (2/3-4), assisting on Matt Crandell's game-winner in the first game before potting a goal of his own in MSU's 3-2 win over the Buckeyes (2/4) ... Assisted on Brent Darnell's first period power play goal against Alaska (2/17).
2010-11 (Freshman): Top-scoring first-year player for the Spartans ... Named Honorable Mention selection on the CCHA All-Rookie team ... Appeared in 37 games, putting eight goals and six assists on the board ... Was the first out of his freshman class to record a goal ... Had a season-best three point scoring streak over two games against Alaska (10/23) and Alabama Huntsville (10/28) ... Had a goal in back-to-back games twice against Alaska (10/23) and Alabama Huntsville (10/28) and in the Ohio State series (11/12 & 13) ... Scored his first collegiate goal in a 4-1 win over Alaska where he also assisted on Daultan Leveille's second period tally (10/23) ... Recorded a second period goal against Alabama Huntsville (10/29) ... Assisted on one of Brett Perlini's first period goals at Western Michigan (11/5) ... Notched a goal in the second period against Ohio State (11/12) ... Scored a power-play goal in a 4-0 victory over Ohio State (11/13) ... Was a +3 with two assists in the Great Lakes Invitational, with both helpers coming in the consolation game against Michigan Tech (12/30) ... Had three blocked shots in a loss to Miami (1/22) ... Played his second game at forward against Michigan at Joe Louis Arena (1/29), and scored a power-play goal on an assist by his brother ... Scored a nifty wraparound tally in the third-period in a tough 6-5 loss to Northern Michigan (2/12) ... Moved back to defense for the Alaska series, and was a +2 with two blocks.Prior to MSU: Played one season for the Chicago Steel (USHL) before enrolling at Michigan State ... Compiled a 12-22-34 scoring line in 52 games for Chicago, with 42 penalty minutes ... Second-leading scorer for Chicago ... Three of his goals were game-winners, with two power-play markers and one shorthanded goal to his credit ... Won back-to-back National Championships with Little Caesar's midgets (2007-08, 2008-09) ... Also won a National Championship at the peewee level with Little Caesars (2004-05).
Personal: Born on March 8, 1991 in Chicago, Ill. ... Second son of Tracee and Chris Chelios ... Father was a 26-year NHL'er who won an NCAA title as an undergrad at Wisconsin in 1983 and won Stanley Cups in both Montreal and Detroit ... Has one brother, Dean, who is a senior for the Spartans ... Sister, Caley, is a sophomore on Northwestern's defending National Champion women's lacrosse team ... youngest sister Tara, is a multi-sport athlete Cousin, Nikos Tselios, played in the American Hockey League ... Attended Cransbrook Kingswood high school for four years, where he also lettered in tennis in addition to hockey ... Earned Most Improved Player Award for tennis in 2007 ... Lists the Detroit Red Wings as his favorite NHL team, and Sean Avery as his favorite NHL player ... Lists his father as the biggest influence on his hockey career.