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The seventh ranked Nittany Lions begin their 2016-17 conference slate as they welcome No. 20 Michigan to Pegula Ice Arena this weekend
Penn State will battle in-state foe Mercyhurst in a single contest on Friday evening as part of the second Snowtown Throwdown
The Penn State men's ice hockey team started the 2016-17 season in style by knocking off No. 16 St. Lawrence, 4-2, in non-conference action on Thursday evening
The Penn State men's ice hockey team welcomes the 16th ranked St. Lawrence University Saints to Hockey Valley to battle in a two-game set to open the 2016-17 regular season
Nine post perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2015-16 to continue record-setting year for Nittany Lion student-athletes
Men's Ice Hockey vs. RIT 10/25/13
... scored his first goal of the season on opening night during a 4-2 victory against No. 16 St. Lawrence (Oct. 6) ...
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16
Appeared in 32 contests and registered a career-high seven points on two goals and five assists, while posting a plus-8 rating, which was fifth-best on the team (third among defensemen ... Blocked 41 shots ... Scored and posted a plus-1 rating in a 5-3 win over Notre Dame (Oct. 17) ... Posted first career multi-point game with a two-assist showing against Robert Morris (Dec. 28) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 5-1 win over Clarkson (Dec. 29) ... Tallied assists in back-to-back games vs. Wisconsin (Jan. 16) and at Ohio State (Jan .22) ... Blocked a season-high four shots and posted a plus-3 rating in a 5-3 win at Minnesota (Feb. 6) ... Fired a career-high six shots on net at Michigan (March 11) ... Named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15
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.