Anastos saw marked improvement in team's mentality
DeBlouw Gets Lone Goal in Loss.
Michigan State skates to a 4-2 win over Lake Superior State on Jan. 20.
2011-12 (Junior): Was one of three players to eclipse his career scoring numbers during the season ... Scored nine goals and nine assists for a career-best 18 points after 11 points in his freshman and sophomore seasons combined ... Had a three-point weekend against Ohio State, assisting on Anthony Hayes' second period tally in MSU's 3-0 win (10/20), then scoring both of MSU's in a 5-2 loss to the Buckeyes on Saturday (10/21) ... Netted a second-period marker in a 3-2 win at Western Michigan (11/11) ... Assisted on Matt Berry's third period tally, the lone Spartan goal in a 2-1 loss at Northern Michigan (11/19) ... Notched a power-play goal and a short-handed goal against Minnesota (11/25) ... Had a two-point outing against Bowling Green; scored a goal 20 seconds into the game and had the primary assist on Brett Perlini's short-handed marker early in the second period (12/2) ... In the December Michigan series, assisted on Matt Crandell's first period tally and on Lee Reimer's game-tying goal (12/10) ... Registered a goal and an assist in a 5-5 tie with Northern Michigan at Munn 1/13), a game the Spartans won the shootout ... Scored the game-winner in a 4-2 victory over Lake Superior (1/20) ... Assisted on Greg Wolfe's power play tally against Michigan (2/11) ... Scored in the first period in MSU's 4-2 win over Notre Dame (2/25).
2010-11 (Sophomore): Named the team's Most Improved Player at the team awards banquet ... Finished the season with three goals and five assists in 27 games ... Tallied his first point of the season when he assisted on Brett Perlini's goal in the first 36 seconds of the game in a 3-2 victory over Ferris (12/ 3) ... Has fought for a spot in the tough offensive Spartan lineup ... Recorded a season-high three shots against Alabama Huntsville (10/29) ... Recorded his first collegiate tally in his 35th career game in Green & White, against Michigan Tech in the Great Lakes Invitational consolation game (12/30). He added a third-period tally for his first multiple-goal and multiple-point contest in his collegiate career ... Had points in back-to-back games for the first time of his career with an assist on Torey Krug's second-period tally against Michigan (1/7) ... Scored a goal and added a helper on classmate Chris Forfar's game-winner against Miami (1/21) ... Assisted on Chris Forfar's goal against Northern Michigan (2/12) ... Missed the Bowling Green series with injury ... Assisted on Brett Perlini's game-tying goal in the second game of the CCHA First Round series with Alaska, a game the Nanooks won in the second overtime.
Prior to MSU: Posted a 23-39-62 regular-season scoring line for the Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL) in 2008-09 ... Ranked second in goals, assists, scoring, power-play goals and game-winning tallies on the team, and ranked 15th in scoring and 19th in assists in the BCHL ...Played for the Westside Warriors for two seasons prior to joining Cowichan Valley ... A two-time league All-Star (2007-08, 2008-09) ... Won the Three-Star Award with Cowichan Valley on 2008-09 ... Named Westside's Best Forward in 2007-08.
Personal: Born on Nov. 28, 1988 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ... Son of Angela and Rick Walrod ... Cousin, Scott Warden, plays college hockey for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, and spent four years with the Medicine Hat Tigers and Kamloops Blazers ... Honor Roll Student who also earned a spot on the Work Ethic List for four years ... Hobbies include music, golf, boating, fishing, and traveling ... Favorite NHL team is the Vancouver Canucks, but his favorite player is Alexander Ovechkin "because he plays an energetic, never-stop type of player and is a natural goal scorer."
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