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Junior Andrew Sturtz becomes the fourth Nittany Lion in program history to sign an NHL contract forgoing his senior season
Junior Andrew Sturtz named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention, senior Erik Autio named Penn State’s sportsmanship award honoree
After sweeping Minnesota in the Big Ten Quarterfinals, Penn State will travel to South Bend for a single-elimination Big Ten Semifinal matchup on Saturday evening
Penn State will travel to top-seeded Notre Dame next Saturday for the single-elimination Big Ten semifinals.
Andrew Sturtz and Denis Smirnov each collect a goal and assist to lead Penn State to a game one victory in a best-of-three Big Ten quarterfinal series against Minnesota
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM 2016
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016-17
... notched his first goal of the season during a 6-3 setback to No. 16 St. Lawrence (Oct. 7) ... collected an assist during a 7-0 victory over Mercyhurst (Oct. 14) ... collected an assist during a 3-3 overtime draw at No. 3 Notre Dame (Oct. 21) ... scored the game-winning goal during a 4-1 victory over Canisius (Oct. 28) ... had an assist and scored the game-winning goal in the 5-1 win over Niagara (Nov. 4) ... recorded a goal and an assist in the 6-3 victory over Alaska Anchorage (Nov. 11) ... tallied an assist in game one and recorded a goal in game two of the weekend sweep over Arizona State (Nov. 18-19) ... had an assist in game one and tallied a pair of assists in game two of the weekend sweep over No. 20 Michigan (Dec. 1-2) ... registered a goal and an assist in game one and collected two assists in game two of the sweep over Michigan State (Jan. 13-14) ... gathered a goal and an assist during the 3-3 overtime tie against No. 11 Ohio State (Jan. 20) ... had an assist in the 5-2 victory over No. 17 Wisconsin (Feb. 11) ... tallied an assist during the 4-3 setback against No. 5 Minnesota (Feb. 18) ...
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015-16
Appeared in 32 games, tallying 22 points on eight goals and 14 assists ... Named All-Big Ten Second Team and All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... The eight goals tied for the team-lead among defensemen to set a school record and ranked third nationally among all freshman defensemen ... Averaged 0.25 goals per game, which ranked tied-first among all freshman defensemen, while the 0.69 points per game ranked third nationally in the same category ... Posted a plus-4 rating ... Tallied two power-play goals and two game-winners ... Blocked 34 shots ... Notched first collegiate point on an assist vs. Notre Dame (Oct. 16) ... Scored first career goal, which forced overtime, in a 2-2 tie vs. St. Lawrence (Oct. 29) ... Posted a pair of four-game point streaks (Nov. 29-Dec. 11, Jan. 8-16) over a 10-game span ... Scored in back-to-back games in a sweep of Michigan State (Dec. 4-5) ... Scored in both games against Minnesota (Jan. 8-9) including first career game-winner in overtime in the series opener ... Tallied another goal against Michigan (Jan. 28) ... Posted first career multi-point game with a pair of assists against Michigan (Jan. 30) ... Tallied a two-point game on a goal and assist, while posting a plus-3 rating at Michigan State (Feb. 12) ... Notched first three-point game (1g, 2a) in a 6-1 victory over Ohio State (Feb. 19), while posting a career best plus-4 rating ... Missed final six games of the season with an injury.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Played four seasons in the United States Hockey League for the Omaha Lancers (2011-13), Indiana Ice (2012-14), Bloomington Thunder (2014-15) and Tri-City Storm (2015) ... Totaled 203 games played with 22 goals and 45 assists ... In 2011-12, saw time in 44 games at Omaha, dishing five assists ... In 2012-13, played 11 games in Omaha with three assists before being traded to Indiana to play 45 games, scoring three goals and 12 assists ... In 2013-14, played 36 games with five goals and nine assists for the Clark Cup Champions in Indiana ... Started 2014-15 with the Bloomington Thunder as the team’s alternate captain, playing 39 games and scoring nine goals with 13 assists ... Was traded to Tri-City and played the final 28 games of the season with the Storm, scoring five goals and three assists ... Played two seasons with Apple Valley High School, tallying 13 goals and 41 assists in 56 total games ... Played youth hockey with teammate Chris Funkey and junior hockey with Matt Mendelson, Kevin Kerr and Chase Berger.
Born January 17, 1994 in Chicago to Larry and Jodi Pedrie ... Has two sisters, Alicia and Grace ... Plans to major in business.
PEDRIE ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because it presented the absolute best academic and athletic opportunity I could ever have hoped for."