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.
Neil Koepke analyzes the Spartans’series finale at North Dakota.
Thomas Ebbing and Patrick Khodorenko scored for MSU.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on Saturday's win at Ferris State.
Prior to MSU: Two-year member of the US National Team Development Program ... Recorded 13 points (7g, 6a), including four points vs. NCAA Division I teams, in 43 games with the USNTDP U-18 team in 2015-16 ... Played the 2014-15 season with the USNTDP U-17s, ranking third on the team with 33 points (13g, 20a) in 55 games ... Scored a goal in four games of the 2014 U17 Four Nations Tournament and had six points in six games of the 2014 World U-17 Challenge ... Also represented the US at the 2015 U17 Five Nations Tournament ... Played bantam major for Honeybaked in 2012-13, recording 40 points in 23 games ... Put up 30 points in 22 games for the Honeybaked U16s in 2013-14 ...Played bantam hockey for the Los Angeles Selects.
Personal: Born Oct. 13, 1998 in San Francisco, California ... Son of Alex and Inessa ... Favorite NHL player is Pavel Datsyuk because of "his skill and ability to be dangerous with the puck in any situation" ... Lists his father, Alex, as his biggest hockey influence because he got him started with the game.