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Penn State men’s hockey: Bailey named MVP to lead award winners

Penn State announced its award winners Wednesday for the 2014-15 season, led by Most Valuable Player Casey Bailey.

The awards were voted upon by team members after the Nittany Lions finished the season 18-15-4 and 10-9-1 in the Big Ten to finish fourth.

Bailey was both the MVP and Leading Scorer, setting team records for goals (22) and points (40) and leaving the program with the career records for goals (45) and points (80). The junior left the team, signing a two-year free agent entry contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, making his NHL debut last Thursday.

Other award winners included senior captain Patrick Koudys (Top Defenseman and Player’s Player), defenseman Erik Autio (Freshman of the Year), forward Max Gardiner and defenseman David Thompson (Top Student-Athlete for excellence in the classroom) and defenseman Connor Varley (Preseason Top Athlete as the most fit Nittany Lion in the preseason according to strength and conditioning coach Cam Davidson).

The Nittany Lions are scheduled to host 18 games at Pegula Ice Arena next season, and the deadline to renew season tickets is April 10.

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