AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13 Appeared in 15 games ... Missed 12 contests due to injury ... Tied for first among the team's defensemen with four goals and tied for second in points (9) ... Tied for fifth on the team with a plus-2 rating ... Recorded an assist in Penn State's first NCAA game against AIC Oct. 12 ... Scored his first career goal in a 4-3 overtime victory against AIC Oct. 13 ... Notched a season-high two points (1g, 1a) against Sacred Heart Oct. 27 ... Registered at least one point in five of first six games upon return from injury ... Collected an assist against Neumann ... Gathered a helper against Vermont Jan. 19 ... Scored a power-play marker in a 3-2 victory against Michigan State Jan. 26 ... Recorded a season-high three-game point-scoring streak Jan. 26-Feb. 9 (2g, 1a).
BEFORE PENN STATE Member of the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League for two seasons (2010-12) ... In 2011-12, appeared in 57 games and totaled eight points (4g, 4a) ... Participated in the 2012 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game ... Registered a goal and four assists in 54 regular-season games in 2010-11 ... Added an assist in six playoff games ... Also played for Detroit Belle Tire AAA.
PERSONAL Son of Matthew and Pamela Yanis ... Father, Matthew, played basketball and golf at Albion College ... Grandfather, William, played football at Eastern Michigan ... Has a brother, Michael ... Born May 26, 1994 in Detroit, Mich.