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Denis Smirnov garners three team awards to conclude record-setting freshman campaign.
The Penn State men's ice hockey team earns a program-best No. 8 final ranking in both major polls
Penn State scores program-record 10 goals to down the Union Dutchmen in Midwest Regional Semifinal
Third-seeded Penn State faces No. 2 Union in their first-ever NCAA Tournament game during the Midwest Regional Semifinals on Saturday afternoon
Penn State moves on to the Big Ten Championship game for the first time in program history after a historic 4-3 double-overtime victory against Minnesota
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016-17
... collected an assist in each game during an opening weekend split against No. 16 St. Lawrence (Oct. 6-7) ... scored his first collegiate goal during a 7-0 victory over Mercyhurst (Oct. 14) ... collected a pair of assists during a 3-3 overtime draw at No. 3 Notre Dame (Oct. 21) ... assisted on the game-winning score in overtime during a 3-2 victory at No. 3 Notre Dame (Oct. 22) ... scored a goal and registered an assist on the game winning goal during a 4-1 victory over Canisius (Oct. 28) ... scored the game winning goal during a 4-2 victory over Canisius (Oct. 29) ... scored two goals and an assist in game one and had three assists in game two during a weekend sweep over Niagara (Nov. 3-4) ... tallied two assists in a 6-3 win over Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 11) ... had 4th hat trick in program history in 7-4 win over Arizona State (Nov. 18) ... recorded one goal and one assist in game two during a weekend sweep over Arizona State (Nov. 18-19) ... named Big Ten 1st Star (Nov. 22) ... tallied three assists in game one and recorded a goal and an assist in game two of the weekend sweep over No. 20 Michigan (Dec. 1-2) ... collected an assist during a 4-2 victory at No. 11 Ohio State to set a new Penn State freshman point record with 28 points (Jan. 7) ... scored a goal in a 5-3 win over Michigan State (Jan. 14) ... tallied a goal during the 6-3 victory against No. 17 Wisconsin (Feb. 10) ... registered a pair of goals and a pair assists the following night in the weekend sweep against Wisconsin (Feb. 11) ... had three assists in game one of a 6-3 setback and two goals in game two of a 4-3 loss against No. 5 Minnesota (Feb. 17-18) ...
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played the last two seasons for the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League scoring 47 goals and adding 54 assists for 101 points in 113 games played … named USHL Forward of the Week three times ... tied the USHL individual goal-scoring record with four goals in a single game ... was a second-team All-USHL selection following the 2015-16 campaign.
Born on August 12, 1997 to Elena and Anatoly Smirnov in Moscow, Russia … has two older sisters Yulia and Kristina .. undecided on a major at this point.