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MSU hockey adds Red Wings draft pick Red Savage from transfer portal

March 22, 2023
<p>The MSU men&#x27;s hockey players take a break and discuss their game plan during a game against the University of Michigan at Munn Ice Arena on Dec. 9, 2022. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 2-1. </p>

The MSU men's hockey players take a break and discuss their game plan during a game against the University of Michigan at Munn Ice Arena on Dec. 9, 2022. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 2-1.

Since the transfer portal opened on Monday, Michigan State hockey has already snagged a few promising additions to its roster, the latest being sophomore forward Red Savage from Miami (OH). 

Savage, who took to Twitter to announce his commitment on Wednesday, was selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the fourth round of the 2021 NHL draft, before spending the last two seasons with the Redhawks. During his time at Miami, Savage notched 13 goals and 17 assists across 67 games.

During the 2022-23 season with the Redhawks, Savage recorded three multi-point games, including matchups against Ferris State and Western Michigan. 

MSU head hockey coach Adam Nightingale coached Savage at the USNTDP during the 2020-21 season. In this tenure with the U17 and U18 National teams, Savage produced 26 points in 31 games. 

As a Scottsdale, Az. native, Savage was also a member of Team USA during the 2022 and 2023 World Juniors. He was named an assistant captain for the 2023 event and helped lead the team to a bronze medal.

Michigan State and Miami last met in Ohio over Thanksgiving weekend when the Spartans picked up a series sweep with 5-3 and 4-0 wins, during which Savage put up seven shots and four blocks. 

Savage is the second player to come to MSU from the transfer portal, so far, after UMass' Reed Lebster announced his commitment on social media Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, five Spartans have signed contracts with professional teams. Four others entered the transfer portal on Monday, including sophomore forward Jesse Tucker who found his new home with Clarkson.

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