Patrick Koudys Commits to Penn State University
November 29, 2012
The Lumberjacks Defenseman to play for the Nittany Lions beginning in 2013.
MUSKEGON, Michigan (November 29th) – The Lumberjacks are proud to announce that Defenseman Patrick Koudys has decided to play his college hockey for the Penn State Nittany Lions of the Big Ten Conference beginning in the 2013-14 season.
This season, Koudys currently has three assists in 20 games played to go along with a plus-5 rating. He was also a fifth round pick (147th overall) by the Washington Capitals in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Koudys will have two years of college eligibility remaining beginning next season.
“Penn State was the right choice for me because it was more than I expected when visiting the campus with the new state of the art facilities being built, and the coaching staff is dedicated to helping me develop my skills for the pro level,” said Koudys. “Penn State has everything to offer both on and off the ice for me because it is close to home and the Engineering program they offer is second to none.”
Koudys was acquired by the Lumberjacks in free agency in July of 2012 and is in his first season with the team. Prior to coming to the Lumberjacks, Koudys spent the previous two seasons in college with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) out of the East Coast Hockey Conference (ECAC), where he tallied five points (two goals and three assists) in 59 games played.
Prior to playing in college, Koudys spent the 2009-10 season with the Burlington Cougars of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL) totaling 34 points (5 goals and 29 assists) to go along with a plus-25 rating in 62 games. During the 2008-09 season, Koudys played with the Welland Canadians of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) accumulating 13 points (1 goal and 12 assists) in 59 games played.
The Muskegon Lumberjacks are proud members of the United States Hockey League, the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league and the leading producer of NCAA players and National Hockey League draft picks in the United States. The Lumberjacks’ organization prides itself on developing not just premier hockey talent, but also exceptional young men outside the arena of sports. For more information, visit www.muskegonlumberjacks.com.