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Zach Josepher
Zach Josepher

Hometown:
Wantagh, N.Y.

Weight:
195

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
07/05/1988

Previous Team:
Penticton Vees (BCHL)


2010-11 (Sophomore) Had six assists in 20 games ... Registered a block and a shot in a 3-2 victory against Maine (10/15)... Was a season-high +2 against Notre Dame (11/19)... Tallied a season-high two shots at Wisconsin (11/27) ... Recorded his first point of the season with an assist on the lone goal at Ferris State ( 1/27) ... Had the secondary assist on both MSU goals in the 2-1 victory over Michigan at Joe Louis Arena (1/29) ... Three blocked shots in the Northern Michigan series (2/11-12) ... Assisted on Daultan Leveille's goal against Alaska (1/18).


2009-10 (Freshman): Played in 35 of 38 games as a first-year blueliner ... Spent most of the season paired with classmate Matt Grassi ... Finished the season with five goals and seven assists for 12 points ... Tops among all defensemen with a +9 ... Made a splash in his collegiate debut, recording four points (2g, 2a). It was the most for an MSU freshman in his first game since both Russell Welch and James Cunningham each had a goal and three assists in an 8-1 win over Ohio State on Oct. 22, 1976 ... Had MSU's first goal of a third-period rally at Bowling Green (12/11) to come back from a second-intermission 2-0 deficit ... Had a goal and an assist against Michgian Tech in the GLI and was a +3 (12/29) , and added an assist and was +1 in the championship vs. Rensselaer (12/30) ... Recorded an assist on Corey Tropp's goal at Alaska (2/6) ... Scored a first-period marker in a 5-2 win over Bowling Green (2/26).

Prior to MSU: Spent two years with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL prior to enrolling at MSU ... Was a teammate of fellow Spartan Trevor Nill in Penticton in 2007-08 ... Helped the Vees to the 2008 BCHL Championship and was named to the BCHL All-Star game the same season ... Was his team's top-scoring defenseman in 2008-09 with 14 goals and 38 assists (52 points). Ranked second on his team in assists, third in power-play goals (7) and third in game-winners (4) ... Ranked 23rd overall in the BCHL in assists ... The previous season, had 38 points on 14 goals and 24 assists with 98 PIM ... Played for the Wichita Falls Wildcats (NAHL) in 2006-07, and for the Bozeman IceDogs in 2005-06 ... Helped Bozeman win a regular-season and Borne Cup championship.

Personal: Born on July 5, 1988 in New York, N.Y. ... Son of Harriet and Larry Josepher ... Has one sister, Alyssa, who attended Queensboro College ... Attended Wantagh High School from 2002-06 ... Enjoys the beach, golfing, and music ... Favorite team is the New York Rangers ... Favorite NHL player is Andrei Markov.

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CAREER STATISTICS
YEAR
GP
G
A
PTS
PPG
SHG
GWG
+/-
PEN-MIN
2009-10
35
5
7
12
1
0
1
+9
15/30
2010-11
20
0
6
6
0
0
0
E
7/14
TOTALS
55
5
13
18
1
0
1
+9
22/44

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