Neil Koepke previews Sunday's exhibition game against the USNTDP U-18 team.
The Spartans will play their first exhibition game of the season.
Prior to MSU: Comes to MSU with one season of eligibility after playing at NCAA Division III schools Suffolk (Mass.) University (2014-16) and Nazareth (N.Y.) College (2012-14) ... Named team MVP and second-team all-conference at Suffolk after leading the Rams in scoring with 28 points (17g, 11a) in 25 games as a senior ... Named the 2015-16 Suffolk University student-athlete of the year and voted to the ECAC Northeast All-Academic Team ... Ranked second on the team with 22 points (11g, 11a) as a junior ... Appeared in 20 games in his first season at Nazareth was limited to just four games the following season in 2013-14 ... Played the 2011-12 season for the Northwood School (N.Y.) junior team ... Played high school hockey for Upper St. Clair.
Personal: Born Sept. 9, 1992 in Upper St. Clair, Pa. ... Son of Joseph and Joni ... Best friend and former youth hockey teammate is Vincent Trocheck of the Florida Panthers ... Is the first Spartan hockey player to be enrolled in the MSU College of Law while a member of the team.