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Spartan Hockey Adds Mitchell Mattson for 2018-19

June 1, 2018

EAST LANSING - Michigan State hockey head coach Danton Cole announced today (June 1) that Mitchell Mattson (F/Grand Rapids, Minn./Sioux Falls Stampede) has signed to join the Spartans for the 2018-19 season. The addition of Mattson brings the total number of incoming Spartans to seven for this upcoming year as he’ll join Dennis Cesana (D/Providence, R.I./Brooks Bandits), Drew DeRidder (G/Fenton, Mich./USNTDP U-18), Adam Goodsir (F/Okemos, Michigan/Tri-City Storm), Wojciech Stachowiak (F/Gdansk, Poland/Central Illinois Flying Aces) and twins Christian (D/Novi, Michigan/Lincoln Stars) and Cole Krygier (D/Novi, Michigan/Lincoln Stars).

Mitchell Mattson
Grand Rapids, Minn. | Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) | F | 6-4, 197 | DOB: 1/2/1998

NHL: Calgary (2016/5th round/126th overall)

Danton Cole on Mitchell Mattson: “We are excited to have Mitch join Spartan hockey this fall. He finishes up our recruiting class and will add to the size and speed to the team. Good teams are strong down the middle and Mitch will help us be better at the center position. He had a great learning curve in the USHL and will bring that experience and leadership to our group.”

Recorded 21 points (9g, 12a) in 53 games for the Sioux Falls Stampede in his fourth USHL season … Selected in the fifth round (126th overall) by the Calgary Flames in the 2016 NHL Draft … Had 28 points (12g, 16a) in 55 games for the Bloomington Thunder in 2016-17 … Selected to play in the 2015 CCM All-American Prospects Game … Recorded 46 points, including 29 assists, in 25 games for Grand Rapids (Minn.) High School in 2015-16 before joining the Bloomington Thunder for the team’s final 21 games … Led Grand Rapids High School in goals (22) and points (48) in 2014-15 and later generated seven points (2g, 5a) in 13 games for Bloomington in his first USHL action.

 

 

PREVIOUSLY SIGNED PLAYERS

November NLI Signees

Dennis Cesana
Providence, R.I. | Brooks Bandits (AJHL) | D | 5-10, 195 | DOB: 4/4/1998

Ranked fourth among all players and first among defensemen in the AJHL in points with 75 points in 60 regular-season games in 2017-18 … Had a league-high 61 assists – 14 more than any other player – in his second season playing for the Brooks Bandits … Fifteen if his assists came on the power play, which was third best in the league … Recorded 12 points (4g, 8a) in 15 playoff games to end the season … Team captain … Produced 52 points (12g, 40a) in 59 games for Brooks in 2016-17, which ranked second among all defensemen in the AJHL … His 40 assists were 12th most in the league … Recorded 16 points (6g, 10a) in 13 playoff games in helping lead the Bandits to the 2017 AJHL’s Centennial Cup title … Played for Kimball Union Academy and the Boston Jr. Bruins Selects U18 team in 2015-16 … Had 34 points (7g, 27a) in 35 games for Kimball Union and then eight points (4g, 4a) in 14 games for the Jr. Bruins … Also played for Kimball Union in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Drew DeRidder
Fenton, Mich. | USNTDP U-18 | G | 5-10, 168 | DOB: 5/1/2000

2018 NHL Entry Draft Eligible

Played 42 games for the U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 team in 2017-18, posting a 2.67 GAA and .899 save percentage … Helped the U.S. to a silver medal at the IIHF U18 World Championship … Went 3-0-0-1 (W-OTW-OTL-L) with a 2.52 GAA and .900 save percentage in helping the U.S. capture the 2018 Five Nations Tournament championship … Had a 34-save shutout in a win over Dartmouth (10/20) … Led the USA to a gold medal at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, going 4-0 with a 1.00 GAA and .949 save percentage … Played the 2016-17 season for Cedar Rapids in the USHL where he posted a 3.27 GAA and .890 save percentage in 41 games … Played midget hockey for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies in 2015-16, recording a 2.08 GAA and .929 save percentage in 21 games.

May NLI Signees

Adam Goodsir
Okemos, Mich. | Tri-City Storm (USHL) | F | 6-0, 188 | DOB: 9/22/1998

2018 NHL Entry Draft Eligible

Produced 20 points (12g, 8a) in 59 games as captain for the Tri-City Storm in 2017-18 … His 12 goals ranked second on the team while his five power-play goals tied for third … Had 77 penalty minutes – third most on the team … Took part in the 2017 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game … Collected 26 points (16g, 10a) in his first season with Tri-City in 2016-17 … His 16 goals were second most on the team, while his 26 points were fifth most … Had a team-leading six power-play goals and also led the Storm in penalty minutes … Had 28 goals and 45 points in 59 games for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the NAHL in 2015-16 … Played the 2014-15 season for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16, recording 13 points (5g, 8a) in 30 games.

Christian Krygier
Novi, Mich. | Lincoln Stars (USHL) | D | 6-2.25, 192 | DOB: 5/5/2000

2018 NHL Entry Draft Eligible

Rated No. 216 among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings … Selected to play in the USA Hockey CCM All-American Prospects Game where he had an assist … Had eight assists in 48 regular season games in his second season with the Lincoln Stars in 2017-18 … Was second on the team with 137 penalty minutes and had a plus-10 rating … Had an assist in seven games in the 2017-18 playoffs … Played 15 games in 2016-17 with the U.S. National Under-17 Team, five of which were at the World Hockey Challenge … Represented the U.S. at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup … Had five points (2g, 3a) and was plus-9 in 50 games for Lincoln in 2016-17 … Played Bantam AAA hockey for Compuware and then U16 hockey for Little Caesars … Brother, Brock, was a defenseman for Michigan State from 2012-15 … Father, Todd, played over 500 NHL games for Hartford, Washington and Anaheim.

Cole Krygier
Novi, Mich. | Lincoln Stars (USHL) | D | 6-2.75, 192 | DOB: 5/5/2000

2018 NHL Entry Draft Eligible

Rated No. 149 among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings … Selected to play in the USA Hockey CCM All-American Prospects Game … Had 17 points (3g, 14a) in 58 games in his second season with the Lincoln Stars in 2017-18 … His point total ranked fourth among defensemen on the team … Posted a plus-12 rating and compiled 107 penalty minutes … Produced two points (1g, 1a) in seven playoff games to end 2017-18 … Recorded an assist in the 2018 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game … Represented the U.S. at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup … Had six points (3g, 3a) in 37 games with a plus-8 rating for Lincoln in his first USHL season … Played Bantam AAA hockey for Compuware and then U16 hockey for Little Caesars … Brother, Brock, was a defenseman for Michigan State from 2012-15 … Father, Todd, played over 500 NHL games for Hartford, Washington and Anaheim.

Wojciech Stachowiak
Gdansk, Poland | Illinois Flying Aces (USHL) | F | 6-1, 187 | DOB: 7/3/1999

2018 NHL Entry Draft Eligible

Had 19 points (9g, 10a) in 38 games in his first season in the USHL for the Illinois Flying Aces, coached by former Spartan hockey player Mike Watt … Had five multi-point games, including two games with three points … Played for Jungadler Manheim in the German Development League (DNL) in 2016-17 and part of 2017-18 … In 33 games for Jungadler Manheim U-19 in 2016-17, he ranked second on the team in points (53) and led the team in assists (34) … In 14 games for Jungadler in 2017-18, he recorded 27 points (13g, 14a) … Played for Krefelder EV U-19 in 2015-16, putting up 36 points (15g, 21a) in 44 regular-season games … Played 29 games for Krefelder EV U-16 in 2014-15 (27-32--59) … Born in Gdansk, Poland, and has both German and Polish citizenship.

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