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Defenseman Christian Krygier returning to Michigan State for 5th year

May 18, 2022
Junior defensemen Cole Krygier sits alongside junior defensemen and brother Christian Krygier, during the Spartans' 2-0 victory against the Buckeyes on Jan. 24, 2021.
Junior defensemen Cole Krygier sits alongside junior defensemen and brother Christian Krygier, during the Spartans' 2-0 victory against the Buckeyes on Jan. 24, 2021. —
Photo by Devin Anderson-Torrez | The State News

Graduate student Christian Krygier has announced via MSU Hockey Twitter that he is returning to Michigan State using his fifth season of eligibility.

Christian will be joining his twin brother Cole, who announced earlier this year that he is also returning to the Spartans next season.

Krygier, a seventh-round pick by the New York Islanders in 2018, appeared in all 36 games for MSU, recording a career-best two goals and six assists. He also led Michigan State with 79 penalty minutes and 48 blocked shots. 

When both Krygiers and Dennis Cesana graduated along with the departure of then-sophomore Aiden Gallacher via the transfer portal, the Spartans' blue line had a lot of big concerns, specifically depth questions. Those questions and concerns have been somewhat answered and minimized with the addition of Clarkston transfer Michael Underwood and the return of both Krygiers. 

Newly appointed Head Coach Adam Nightingale will now have more experience to work with next season, but there is still a lot of work left to be done. 

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