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Saturday, September 24, 2011

SEASON PREVIEW: Michigan State

Head Coach: Tom Anastos (first season)

Home Arena: Munn Ice Arena, East Lansing

2010-11 Record: 15-19-4 (11-15-2-0 CCHA, 10th)

Welcome Back: Forward Daultan Leveille, SR (8-10-18), defenseman Torey Krug, JR (11-17-28), goalie Drew Palmisano, SR (9-14-3, 2.87 GAA, .905 SV%.), forward Brett Perlini, SR (18-12-30) and goalie Will Yanakeff, SO (6-5-1, 2.11 GAA, .908 SV%)

See Ya: Forwards Dustin Gazley (11-15-26) and Derek Grant (8-25-33, signed with Ottawa), head coach Rick Comley (retired) and assistant coach Brian Renfrew (new assistant at Nebraska-Omaha)

Welcome To East Lansing: Anastos, assistant coach Kelly Miller and forwards Matt Berry, Muskegon (USHL), Brent Darnell, Sioux Falls (USHL), Justin Hoomaian, Michigan (NAHL) and Tanner Sorenson, Shattuck-St. Mary’s (Minn. High School)

NHL Draft Picks: 3 – Perlini (Anaheim, 2010), Leveille (Atlanta/Winnipeg, 2008) and forward Trevor Nill (St. Louis, 2007)

The Skinny: The Spartans return all six starting defensemen from last season, including Krug, who earned the league’s top offensive-defenseman honors last season and captained MSU as a sophomore.

He Said It: "The expectations I have for our program will be to compete annually for conference and national championships. That was the expectation when I was here as a player and as an assistant coach and I don't believe it should be any different in my role as head coach. In our locker room, we have quality young men who are good players, good students and good citizens, which are all hallmarks of this program.” – Anastos

1 comment:

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