Penn State completed its first Big Ten Division 1 season last year. After an 8-26-2 record, they sent six players to NHL development camps.

Nittany Lions attending camps include:

Casey Bailey: Bailey is attending the Calgary Flames development camp. He has played two seasons with Penn State and notched 23 goals and 17 assists in those two years. The 23-year-old forward is from Anchorage, Alaska. Before Penn State, he played for the Omaha Lancers in the USHL.

Patrick Koudys: Koudys is attending the Washington Capitals development camp after being drafted by the Caps in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL draft. He played three seasons at Penn State as a defenseman and recorded 4 goals and 9 assists. The 22-year-old is 6’3″ and 210 pounds. He is from Smithville Ontario.

Zach Saar: Saar is also attending the Washington Capitals camp. Saar has spent one season with the Nittany Lions. He had 5 goals and 6 assists in his 33 games played. At 6’5″ and 236 pounds, the 21-year-old was ranked 11th in the Big Ten for freshman. Saar is from Richland, Michigan.

Matthew Skoff: Skoff is attending the San Jose Sharks camp. The goaltender has been with Penn State for two seasons and has played 41 games. He accumulated a 2.75 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. The 22-year-old is from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.

Eric Scheid: Scheid is attending the Minnesota Wild development camp. The Blaine, Minnesota native has spent one season with Penn State and notched 11 goals and 9 assists. The 22-year-old was one of only four players to appear in all 36 games last season. Before going to Penn State, Scheid played for Anchorage Alaska in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association where he had 6 goals and 9 assists.

Eamon McAdam: McAdam is attending the New York Islanders camp. The goalie was drafted by the Islanders in the third round of the 2013 draft. He only played ten games for Penn State in the one season he has been there. In those ten games he accumulated a 4.09 goals against average and a .882 save percentage. As a 19-year-old going into his sophomore year, he has time to develop. Before going to Penn State, he played for the Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL where he earned MVP honors.

Pink Puck Contributor. Dani is currently attending Penn State University and majoring in Public Relations. She hopes to use that degree somewhere in the sports field (specifically hockey, of course). Even though she’s from New Jersey, the Devils will always come second to her Boston Bruins. Living in a family full of Devils fans and college full of Penguins fans, her Bruins memorabilia is often chirped– but she accepts that’s what you get when you cheer for an out-of-state team. She loves following the game no matter who’s playing, though. Twitter: @DaniSanGiacomo


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