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Penn State begins its 2015-16 campaign with The International Game Sunday at Noon against Windsor
Head coach Guy Gadowsky along with many of the Nittany Lions answer questions on media day at Pegula Ice Arena
The 2015-16 captain’s crew will consist of seniors David Glen as captain, Luke Juha as alternate captain and junior David Thompson as an alternate
Eight post perfect 4.0 GPAs during 2014-15 academic year
The Nittany Lions face Vermont at Wells Fargo Center Nov. 29 in the fourth annual Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff at 1 p.m.
Men's Ice Hockey vs. RIT 10/25/13
Skated in 31 games, tallying a goal and five assists … Blocked 61 shots, second best on the team … Posted five games with at least four blocks … Played in the opening three games of the season, suffering a laceration vs. Alaska Anchorage (Oct. 17), missing the next five games … First point of the season was an assist in a 4-1 win at No. 4 UMass Lowell (Nov. 15) with a plus-two rating … Notched career-high three-game point streak (Jan. 23-31), assisting in both Northern Michigan (Jan. 23-24) games and scoring the game-winning and first career goal vs. No. 14 Vermont (Jan. 31) in front of hometown crowd … Earned a career-high plus-three rating vs. UVM … Blocked season-high six shots vs. Minnesota (Feb. 21) and Michigan (March 6) … Earned team’s Top Student-Athlete honor and named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14
Appeared in 34 games, including final 31 contests of the season ... Totaled five assists ... Garnered first career assist in a 3-2 win against Robert Morris Dec. 27 ... Collected helpers in back-to-back games against Michigan (Feb. 8) and Michigan State (Feb. 14).
BEFORE PENN STATE
In 2012-13, served as team captain of the British Columbia Hockey League's Chilliwack Chiefs ... Led team's defenseman with 27 points and tied for the team lead among blueliners with six goals and 21 assists ... Added three power-play and two game-winning markers and one shorthanded goal ... Collected five assists in eight playoff games ... Served as an assistant captain for the Chiefs during the 2011-12 season ... Notched 30 points (9g, 21a) in 60 regular-season games ... Added one assist in six playoff games ... Named team's best defenseman and recipient of the Ironman Award ... Played for the BCHL's Quesnel Millionaires during the 2010-11 campaign ... Recorded 14 points (5g, 9a) in 60 regular-season games ... Played in four playoff contests ... Earned team Rookie of the Year and Ironman honors ... Also played for the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (2002-09) and Rustin High School (2006-10) ... Helped lead Rustin to the 2009 state championship.
Son of Scott and Linda Thompson ... Has one brother, Jonathan ... Graduated from Bayard Rustin High School (Pa.) ... Born May 19, 1992.
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