Sophomore defenseman David Thompson's first career goal caps rally as Nittany Lions knock off the Catamounts
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013-14 Team captain ... Skated in 35 games and totaled career highs in goals (5), assists (5) and points (10) ... Scored first career power-play goal in a 3-2 victory against Robert Morris Dec. 27 ... One of five Nittany Lions to record a shorthanded goal (Oct. 26 vs. Vermont) ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 4-2 victory against Ohio State March 15 ... Assisted on the game-winning tally in a 2-1 triumph against Sacred Heart Nov. 8 ... Collected two three-game point-scoring streaks: Oct. 26-Nov. 8 (2g, 1a) and Dec. 6-27 (2g, 1a) ... Garnered an assist during Penn State's 5-4 overtime victory against Michigan Feb. 21 ... Named Academic All-Big Ten.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012-13 Team captain ... Appeared in 26 games ... Collected three goals and one assist ... One of three Nittany Lions to recorded a shorthanded goal ... Ranked fourth on the team with 69 shots ... Tallied first career goal, which proved to be the game-winner, in a 4-2 victory against Buffalo State Nov. 3 ... Netted one marker against Robert Morris Dec. 15 ... Recorded first career assist against Vermont Jan. 19 ... Added a shorthanded goal against Michigan State Jan. 25.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Member of the University's American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12 ... Recorded 52 points (24g, 28a) in 31 games ... Member of the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League for four seasons (2007-11) ... Collected 60 points (25g, 35a) in 205 career regular-season games ... Added a goal and an assist in four career playoff games ... In 2010-11, garnered the league's Curt Hammer Award, presented to a player who distinguishes himself both on and off the ice by demonstrating outstanding performance skills, pride and determination ... Received the team's 7th Man Award following the 2009-10 season ... Played for the Chicago Mission of the MWEHL in 2006-07.
PERSONAL Son of Eddie and Diana Olczyk ... Father, Eddie, is a current NHL TV analyst and was a 16-year NHL veteran who helped the New York Rangers capture the 1994 Stanley Cup ... Was also a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team and the former head coach of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins ... Has two brothers, Eddie and Nicky, and a sister, Alexandra ... Brother, Eddie, played hockey at UMass ... Uncle, Rick, played hockey at Brown ... Born Nov. 10, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario.