Freshman just second player in school history to claim Rookie, MVP Awards in same season
Anastos saw marked improvement in team's mentality
Spartans ready for final CCHA Championship Tournament
2011-12 (Junior): Had a season-high two blocks against Air Force in the Icebreaker Tournament (10/8) ... Took a season-high three shots against Robert Morris (10/29) ... Missed the second half of the season due to injury in the Jan. 6 game against Miami.
2010-11 (Sophomore): Appeared in 27 games ... Skated in the Spartan's top defensive pairing alongside classmate Torey Krug ... Had a goal and 10 assists for 11 points ... Missed four games during the season with injury, and also the last six contests for personal reasons ... Blocked a season-high four shots against Alaska (10/22) ... Had a three-point scoring streak over two games against Alabama Huntsville (10/30) and Western Michigan (11/5) .... Tallied an assist on Torey Krug's game-winning goal in a 4-1 victory over Alaska (10/23)... Assisted on Brett Perlini's first period goal and scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Alabama Huntsville (10/30)... Assisted on one of Perlini's first period tallies at Western Michigan (11/5)... Recorded an assist on Perlini's goal in the first 36 seconds of the first period at Ferris State (12/3) ... Was a +2 with one assist in the Great Lakes Invitational ... Had the primary assist on Daultan Leveille's overtime-game-winning goal against Michigan (1/7) ... Blocked a career-best seven shots in the 2-2 stalemate at Lake Superior (1/15) ... Added nine blocked shots in the series split with Miami (1/22-23) ... Missed the game at Ferris State with illness (1/27) ... Assisted on Joey Shean's game-winner in the third period against Michigan at Joe Louis Arena (1/29) ... Was a +1 in the Ohio State series (2/4-5) ... Had his second career two-point game with a pair of helpers against Northern Michigan (2/12) ...Missed the final six games of the season due to personal reasons (death in family).
2009-10 (Freshman): Missed the first six games of the season with a hand injury ... Appeared in the remaining 32 games of the season after returning from injury, paired mostly with classmate Zach Josepher on the Spartan blueline ... Posted a 1-4-5 scoring line (+2) with 45 PIM ... Blocked 31 shots ... Made his first appearance of the season in the Western Michigan series, and was a +2 ... Scored his first collegiate goal, a power-play strike, in a loss to Wisconsin in the College Hockey Showcase (11/27) ... Assisted on Corey Tropp's game-tying goal in an eventual overtime victory at Bowling Green (12/11) ... Had an assist and was a +3 in the Great Lakes Invitational (12/29-30) ... Went seventeen straight games without finishing a game as a minus until a -2 against Lake Superior (1/9) ... Assisted on Daultan Leveille's goal in a 5-2 victory over Bowling Green (2/26).
Prior to MSU: Three-year player for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL ... Helped team to a 113-63-4 record in three seasons ... Owned a 9-33-42 scoring line in 54 games in his final season, (second among blueliners), and 3-20-23 in 2007-08 ... Served as an alternate captain in 2008-09, and also played in the BCHL All-Star Game ... Voted as the top playoff performer in 2007-08, and the team's Fan Favorite in 2008-09 ... Won a silver medal at the World Junior A Championship.
Personal: Born March 7, 1989 in Burnaby, British Columbia ... Son of Pamela and Mike Grassi ... Has one sister, Stephanie, who attended the University of Victoria ... Mother is a former Miss Canada who was Miss Congeniality at the Miss Universe pageant ... Favorite NHL team is the Washington Capitals and favorite player is Mike Green, for "the way he rushes the pick and sees the game" ... His idol is his father, for "always being there for me. He spent a huge amount of hours driving and watching me play, and rarely missed a practice or game."
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