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Denis Smirnov collected a pair of assists to extend his point-streak to five games, but the Nittany Lions dropped a tough overtime decision to AIC
Penn State eyes a strong start in conference play against a strong opponent in an arena they haven't had much success
Penn State picks up it's first win of the campaign after defeating St. Lawrence 4-1 on the road
The tenth-ranked Penn State men's ice hockey team makes it's first-ever trip to the North Country, N.Y. to open the 2017-18 season against Clarkson and St. Lawrence
Penn State dropped it's exhibition contest this afternoon to the University of Ottawa, 4-3, in overtime
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2016-17
Skated in 38 games scoring 17 goals while adding 19 assists for 36 points, good for fourth on the team ... scored his first collegiate goal during a 6-3 setback to No. 16 St. Lawrence (Oct. 7) ... tallied a pair of goals in a 7-0 victory at Mercyhurst (Oct. 14) ... registered a goal during a 3-2 overtime victory at No. 3 Notre Dame (Oct. 22) ... registered an assist during a 4-1 victory over Canisius (Oct. 28) ... tallied an assist in the 5-1 win over Niagara (Nov. 4) ... recorded an assist in game one and two goals and an assist in game two during a weekend sweep of Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 11-12) ... named Big Ten Third Star of the Week (Nov. 15) ... registered one goal in game one and one goal and two assists in game two of the weekend sweep over Arizona State (Nov. 18-19) ... tallied a pair of assists during a 3-3 overtime draw against No. 11 Ohio State (Jan. 20) ... gathered two assists in game one and recorded a pair of goals and an assist in game 2 of a sweep over No. 17 Wisconsin (Feb. 10-11) ... named Big Ten Second Star of the Week (Feb. 14) ... had a goal in game one and tallied an assist in game two of a pair of losses against No. 5 Minnesota (Feb. 17-18) ... had one assist in game one and a pair of goals in the finale of a weekend sweep at Michigan State (Feb. 24-25) ... scored a goal in game one and added two assists in a game two victory during a weekend split vs. Wisconsin (Mar. 3-4) ... registered an assist in a loss at Michigan (Mar. 10) ... had a goal and an assist during a 4-1 victory against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament (Mar. 16) ... had a career-high four points on two goals and two assists during a 10-3 victory over Union in the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 25) ... his four points in the third period against Union is a Penn State single period record for an individual player.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played the last two seasons for the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League registering 38 goals and adding 48 assists for 86 points in 111 games played … led his team to a third place finish in the USHL Eastern Conference in 2015-16 scoring 26 goals and adding 33 helpers for 59 points, good for seventh in the league … named to the All-USHL Second-Team in 2015-16.
Born July 12, 1996 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Sally and John Sucese … has one older brother, Jonathan … Intends to major in Business.
SUCESE ON PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because the minute I stepped on campus and into the Pegula Ice Arena I knew I wanted to call this place home for the next 4 years.”