Neil Koepke previews this weekend's trip to OSU and much more going on in college hockey.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on Friday's win at Michigan.
Neil Koepke previews Sunday's exhibition game against the USNTDP U-18 team.
The Spartans met with the media on Oct. 5.
The Spartans will play their first exhibition game of the season.
Prior to MSU: Recorded 13 points (5g, 8a) in 55 games and was an alternate captain with USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks in 2015-16 ... Led the team with 92 penalty minutes ... Took part in the 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y., recording one assist ... Played in 58 games with the Lumberjacks in 2014-15 and helped the team reach the USHL's Clark Cup final ... Captained the USA U18 team at the 2015 Hlinka Memorial tournament ... Spent time with the Honeybaked U16 and U18 teams, producing six points in 25 total games in 2013-14 ... Also played for Honeybaked bantam minor and major teams, totaling 23 points in two seasons.
Personal: Born Feb. 6, 1998 in Orange County, California ... Son of Darren and Meredith Eliot ... Father, Darren, played hockey at Cornell and then six years professionally, including with the Los Angeles Kings and Detroit Red Wings ... Favorite NHL player is Matt Niskanen ... Considers his dad his biggest hockey influence and idol.