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Smirnov's 13 points in November led all rookies and he has been named the NCAA Division I National College Hockey Rookie of the Month
The seventh ranked Nittany Lions begin their 2016-17 conference slate as they welcome No. 20 Michigan to Pegula Ice Arena this weekend
Freshman Denis Smirnov has been named the First Star of the Week by the Big Ten Conference after leading all players with five points and four goals over the weekend.
Freshman Denis Smirnov becomes the fourth Nittany Lion in program history to score three goals in a single game.
Penn State (19-9-4, 9-6-1-1 Big Ten) heads to Wisconsin (6-16-8, 1-11-4-2 Big Ten) for Friday-Saturday series
Penn State fell to Robert Morris, 4-2, on Monday night at CONSOL Energy Center.
Penn State men's hockey played Cornell at Madison Square Garden in the Frozen Apple.
Men's Ice Hockey vs. RIT 10/25/13
2014-15 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM
AS A JUNIOR IN 2014-15
Named to 2014-15 All-Big Ten First Team ... Led team in goals (22) and points (40) ... Hobey Baker Award candidate .... Leaves Penn State as all-time leader in goals (45) and points (80) ... Led NCAA Division I men's hockey with 211 shots ... Posted 12 multi-point games and tallied a point in 12 of first 15 games of the season ... Tallied team-high five power play goals and two game-winners along with a plus-11 rating ... Tallied program's second hat trick on Jan. 9 vs. Ohio State during a four-goal comeback in the third period ... Named Big Ten First Star of the Week (Nov. 17) for outstanding weekend at No. 4 UMass Lowell ... Scored two goals in upset win over No. 4 UMass Lowell (Nov. 15) ... Tallied highlight-reel goal at Michigan (Nov. 21) in a 3-2 win ... Scored a goal and an assist in 3-2 win over No. 14 Vermont (Jan. 31) ... Assisted on game-winning goal vs. No. 15 Minnesota (Feb. 22) ... Scored final collegiate goal on the power play against Michigan (March 6) during a 6-4 win.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
Appeared in 32 games and ranked sixth on the team with 13 points (9g, 4a) ... Led team with 130 shots and tied for the team lead with four power-play goals ... Ranked second on the squad with nine markers ... Secured a season-high four-game point-scoring streak (3g, 1a) Feb. 1-14 ... Assisted on the game-winning goal against Sacred Heart Nov. 8 ... Fired a career-high 11 shots on goal against Michigan March 20 ... Attended the Boston Bruins Development Camp prior to the season.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
One of four Nittany Lions to appear in all 27 games ... Led the team in points (27) and power-play goals (4) and finished second in goals (14), assists (13) and shots (113) ... Notched one four-point game, two three-point games and four two-point games ... Recorded at least one point in 16 games ... Team held a 10-6-0 record when recording a point ... Assisted on four game-winning goals ... Scored the program's first goal at the NCAA level against American International Oct. 12 ... Recorded a three-game point-scoring streak Oct. 20-Oct. 27 (2g, 3a) ... Notched a goal and an assist against both Air Force (Nov. 10) and Holy Cross (Dec. 7) ... Collected a season-high seven-game point-scoring streak Oct. 29-Jan. 6 (6g, 6a) ... Opened streak with career-highs in goals (2) and points (4) in a 5-4 victory against Ohio State Dec. 29 ... Ended streak with a goal and two assists in a 3-2 victory against Michigan State Jan. 26 ... Notched a two-point game (1g, 1a) in a 4-3 victory against Alabama Huntsville Feb. 9 ... Scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 victory against No. 16 Wisconsin Feb. 25.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Skated in 60 regular-season games with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League in 2011-12 ... Ranked ninth in the league in points (60) and tied for 10th in goals (27) ... Named the CCM USHL Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 15 after recording six goals and an assist in three games ... Collected four points (2g, 2a) in four playoff games ... Played two seasons (2009-11) with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League and collected 82 points (41g, 41a) in 111 regular-season games ... In 2010-11, recorded 58 points (28g, 30a) in 60 regular-season games ... Added seven points (4g, 3a) in four playoff games ... Collected 13 goals and 11 assists in 51 regular-season games in 2009-10 ... Notched two assists in 13 playoff games ... Was teammates with Connor Varley during the 2010-11 season.
Son of Glen and Dawn Bailey ... Has one brother, Kyle, and a sister, Jessica ... Brother, Kyle, played for the USHL's Des Moines Buccaneers and Lindenwood's club team ... Born Oct. 27, 1991.