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MSU hockey's Pierce Charleson enters the transfer portal

April 12, 2023
<p>Freshman goaltender Pierce Charleson (29) replaced DeRidder in the Michigan State goal early on in the game. The Badgers shut out the Spartans 4-0 at Munn Ice Arena on Mar. 5, 2021.</p>

Freshman goaltender Pierce Charleson (29) replaced DeRidder in the Michigan State goal early on in the game. The Badgers shut out the Spartans 4-0 at Munn Ice Arena on Mar. 5, 2021.

As Michigan State hockey continues to piece together its roster for the upcoming season, another player has entered the transfer portal.

Junior goaltender Pierce Charleson is the latest transfer to leave MSU, The State News confirmed with a team spokesperson.

During his time at Michigan State, Charleson boasted a 3.45 GAA and .911 save percentage across 29 appearances. 

Charleson played just three games as a junior in 2022-23, earning a start against Long Island University and coming in as relief for graduate student goaltender Dylan St. Cyr versus Ohio State and Minnesota. The netminder finished the year with a GAA of 5.00 and a .836 save percentage.

Earlier this week, Charleson was honored for having the highest GPA on the hockey team, with a 3.90 in Advertising Management.

As a sophomore, Charleson made 11 starts in 12 appearances, recording a 3.65 GAA and .904 save percentage. The Aurora, Ontario native had a promising freshman year, putting up a 2.57 GAA with a save percentage of .938 across seven games. 

One of Charleson’s most notable performances as a Spartans was against Minnesota in the 2021 Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, stopping 48 of 50 shots in a 2-1 loss. 

The Spartans now have two goaltenders left on their 2023-24 roster, including senior Jon Mor and incoming freshman Trey Augustine.

Charleson joins six other former Spartans in the transfer portal, including sophomore forward Jesse Tucker who found a new home with Clarkson and junior forward Zach Dubinsky who landed at Vermont. 

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