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It’s been about two weeks since the college hockey world watched Denver dominate Minnesota State to win its ninth NCAA championship.
In those two weeks, Penn State saw two major roster changes, with senior goaltender Oskar Autio moving to Vermont and RPI forward Ture Linden committing to play at Happy Valley.
As the offseason progresses, the blues and whites will continue to monitor the transfer portal while keeping tabs on former Nittany Lions playing at the top tier.
Here’s a look at how five former Penn Staters performed in the pro ranks.
A former Hobey Baker Award nominee has enjoyed lasting success overseas.
30-year-old striker Casey Bailey plays for the Iserlohn Roosters in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Germany’s top league.
Bailey scored 85 points in his first two seasons with the Roosters, including 41 in 50 games in the 2021-22 regular season.
During that campaign, the Anchorage, Alaska native’s 23 goals ranked 12th in the league to lead his team.
Although passed since, Bailey left Penn State as the all-time leader in points and goals, amassing 45 goals in just 96 career games.
After making the playoffs in Bailey’s first season with the club, the Roosters failed to make it this year, finishing 12th in the league.
After missing an extended stretch with a lower-body injury, forward Brandon Biro is once again producing for his AHL team.
Biro has had a point in four of seven games since returning from a six-week injury hiatus in a game against the Toronto Marlies on Feb. 26.
Despite only playing 47 games so far, the Rochester American still ranks fifth on the team in assists and sixth in points.
With just two games left in their season, Biro and his team are on the outside, sitting with the second-lowest points percentage in the North Division.
After a season away, a four-year-old former Nittany Lion carves up objects across the pond.
Five-foot-ten striker David Goodwin plays for the Belfast Giants of the UK’s elite Ice Hockey League.
During the regular season, Goodwin’s 40 assists are tied for fifth in the EIHL, despite only registering for third on his team.
The Giants captured the regular season title and secured their spot as the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, where they have already advanced to the semifinals.
Belfast will look to Goodwin, who was tied as the EIHL’s ninth-leading points scorer, to step up after going scoreless in their opening two qualifying games.
The St. Louis, Missouri native ended his Penn State career after playing 147 games with two All-Big Ten honorable mentions.
From one Giant to another, forward Scott Conway’s season has been nothing short of outstanding.
The Englishman finished the year second in the league in points and goals scored and tied for first in assists.
This is the second time Goodwin and Conway have teamed up, the first being at Happy Valley in the 2014-15 season.
However, that run ended abruptly for the duo, as left-hander Conway was kicked off the team for violating team rules after playing just one season for Penn State.
Similar to Goodwin, however, Conway failed to score a point for Belfast in both quarter-final matches with Coventry Blaze.
Among those who were eliminated in the playoffs with the Blaze was a former Penn Stater.
Four-year-old forward Alec Marsh played 132 career blue-and-white games and was part of the winning team at the 2017 Big Ten tournament.
In his first year with Coventry, Marsh played 50 games but managed to rack up 67 penalty minutes.
While the Bridgewater, New Jersey native has almost never been a regular scorer, his 2021-22 12-point campaign has been a slightly dismal performance.
It’s surprising that Marsh has such a volume of games, given his lack of impact on the scoresheet.
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