Mason Appleton voted team captain.
Neil Koepke recaps Friday's Duel in the D.
Notes, quotes and analysis from Neil Koepke on Friday's win at Michigan.
MSU outshot the U18 team, 39-16.
Neil Koepke previews Sunday's exhibition game against the USNTDP U-18 team.
Prior to MSU: Ranked 10th in the USHL in goals with 29 and 14th in points with 52, both of which led the Green Bay Gamblers in 2015-16 ... Led the USHL with 16 power-play goals ... Had a team-high five-game point streak during the 2015-16 campaign, over which he scored six goals and added two assists ... Voted team captain and offensive player of the year in 2015-16 ... Totaled 33 points in his second USHL season in 2014-15, splitting time between Green Bay and the Sioux City Musketeers after being traded mid-season ... Made his USHL debut in 2013-14, posting 11 points (3g, 8a) in 30 games for Sioux City ... Captained his Chicago Mission U18 team in 2013-14 and finished as more than a point-per-game player ... Also played youth hockey for Lake Forest Academy, CYA Bantam Major AAA, and Team Illinois.
Personal: Born Oct. 9, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois ... Son of Joe and Gail ... Graduated from Stevenson High School where he was on the honor roll all four years ... Lists the Chicago Blackhawks as his favorite NHL team and Jonathan Towes as his favorite player because of his leadership ... Lists his father as his biggest hockey influence.