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For the second time in three weeks the Penn State Nittany Lions will battle the Ohio State Buckeyes in a two-game series
The 2015 Derek Hines Unsung Hero makes the Greenville Swamp Rabbits after a professional tryout invitation, becomes third former Lion in the pro ranks
Senior PJ Musico becomes first goaltender to be named the Derek Hines Unsung Hero by the Hockey Commissioners Association
Fourth-seeded Penn State takes on fifth-seeded in the Big Ten Tournament
Big Ten coaches and media tab Guy Gadowsky as conference Coach of the Year; Junior Casey Bailey earns spot on All-Big Ten First Team
Hockey Valley Pep Rally
2014-15 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION
AS A SENIOR IN 2014-15
Appeared in career-high 13 games, starting in nine contests with a 6-5-1 record … Named the 2015 recipient of the Derek Hines Unsung Hero Award as voted by the Hockey Commissioners Association … Earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention … Saw a career-high 610 minutes of ice time, posting a 3.05 goals-against average and .909 save percentage … Had seven games of 30 or more saves … Made first three appearances of the season off the bench against Western Michigan (Dec. 30), Ohio State (Jan. 9) and Northern Michigan (Jan. 23) … Earned the win in third appearance, helping PSU’s three-goal comeback in a 5-4 win over Northern Michigan (Jan. 23) by making 11 saves in 25:12 without allowing a goal … Earned the tie the next day coming in relief in a three-goal deficit vs. Northern Michigan (Jan. 24) … Saved 33 shots in season’s first start in 4-2 win over No. 14 Vermont (Jan. 31) … Started both games of a series sweep of Wisconsin (Feb. 6-7), making a total of 58 saves, while allowing only three goals to earn Big Ten Third Star of the Week (Feb. 10) … Started both games against Minnesota (Feb. 20-21), saving 33 shots in each game, earning the overtime win the second night … Saved 31 on Senior Night in a series sweeping 4-3 win over Michigan (March 7).
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013-14
Appeared in seven games, starting three, and collected a 0-4-0 record ... Accumulated a 4.16 goals-against average and an .873 save percentage ... Made consecutive starts against Minnesota (March 1) and Wisconsin (March 7).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012-13
Compiled a 4-6-0 record, a 3.22 goals-against average and .899 save percentage ... Posted the program's first win at the NCAA Division I level with a 32-save performance against AIC Oct. 13 ... Stopped all 34 shots against Army Oct. 26 to record the first shutout in Penn State's NCAA history ... Started the season with victories in first four starts ... Collected a career-high 46 saves against No. 16 Wisconsin Feb. 24.
Posted a 14-1-1 record with the University's American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12 ... Member of the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League during the 2010-11 season ... Posted a 23-24-0 record with a 3.27 goals-against average ... Led the league in minutes played (2,791), saves (1,590) and shutouts (3) and was among the league's top-five backstops in wins (23) and save percentage (.913) ... In 2009-10, appeared in 17 games with the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League and recorded a 6-6-1 record with a 3.18 GAA and an .897 save percentage ... Member of the Jersey Hitmen of the Eastern Junior Hockey League for two seasons (2008-10) ... Compiled a 16-7-1 record over two years.
Son of Paul and Susan Musico ... Has one brother, Patrick, and a sister, Gina ... Majoring in health and human development ... Born April 14, 1990.