Berry and Hildebrand Selected to the Big Ten Players to Watch List
 
 
 
Junior Matt Berry
 
Junior Matt Berry
 
 

Sept. 19, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Big Ten Conference released its inaugural preseason poll on Thursday along with its Players to Watch List. Both the preseason poll and watch list were selected by the coaches.

Michigan State was selected to finish fourth, along with Ohio State, while Wisconsin was picked to win the conference. Minnesota and Michigan were selected second and third, respectively, while Penn State was picked sixth.

The Spartans had two players selected to the Players to Watch List in sophomore goaltender Jake Hildebrand and junior forward Matt Berry. In total, 13 student-athletes were selected to the list.

Hildebrand posted a .929 save percentage last season and a 2.35 GAA. He started 28 games as a true freshman, posting at least 27 saves in 22 of those starts.

Berry led the Spartans in points (31), goals (15) and assists (16) in 2012-13.

2013-14 BIG TEN PRESEASON POLL

1. Wisconsin
2. Minnesota
3. Michigan
T4. Michigan State
T4. Ohio State
6. Penn State

2013-14 BIG TEN PRESEASON PLAYERS TO WATCH

Matt Berry, F, Michigan State
Jake Hildebrand, G, Michigan State
Mac Bennett, D, Michigan
Alex Guptill, F, Michigan
Ryan Dzingel, F, Ohio State
Max McCormick, F, Ohio State
Kyle Rau, F, Minnesota*
Mike Reilly, D, Minnesota
Adam Wilcox, G, Minnesota
Nic Kerdiles, F, Wisconsin
Jake McCabe, D, Wisconsin
Michael Mersch, F, Wisconsin
Mark Zengerle, F, Wisconsin
*unanimous selection