Freshman Denis Smirnov was recognized by the Big Ten on Tuesday.
Smirnov was selected as the conference’s Second Star of the Week after helping the Nittany Lions to a sweep of Niagara last week.
Smirnov had two goals and one assist Thursday and finished with three assists on Friday for Penn State. The Nittany Lions won both games 5-1.
The freshman leads the Big Ten in points with 15 and assists with 10.
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The Nittany Lions (7-1-1) host Alaska Anchorage at 7 p.m. Friday.