Michigan State hockey adds NHL vet Mike York as student assistant
A former Michigan State hockey great has been added to the Spartans coaching staff.
Mike York, a former left winger who scored 322 points in his NHL career, is now a student assistant, the team announced on its website.
“I’m really happy to again be a part of the Michigan State hockey program,” York said in the release. “This all came about really quickly and I’m excited. I love the game and want to stay involved with it, so this will be a great learning experience. I’m ready to get going.”
— MSU_Hockey (@MSU_Hockey) August 31, 2016
York starred while playing from Michigan State from 1995 to 1999, earning All-America honors twice and scoring 201 career points.
In the NHL, York played in the 2002 All-Star Game. He also won the silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City while playing for Team USA.
York is back at Michigan State to complete his degree in communication.