DUBUQUE, Iowa — Fighting Saints defenseman Jonatan Asplund (Stockholm, SWE) has committed to play college hockey at Michigan State University. Along with teammate Jordan Wishman and affiliate defenseman Michael Feenstra, this marks the third Fighting Saint to commit to Michigan State University this season.
“When I visited it was a really nice location and when I talked to the staff they were really good and I really liked it,” Asplund said. “I’m really excited to go there. It’s a really good spot for me.”
Asplund, a fourth-round Phase II selection by the Saints in 2017, has served the Saints as an all-situations defenseman who has routinely played on the top defensive pair. Up to this point, Asplund has tallied three assists in his 10 games of action.
Before joining the Saints, Asplund played as part of the Djurgårdens program throughout his youth career, winning a gold medal during the 2014–2015 season as part of the U16 program. He also tallied the most assists among defenseman in the league.
Danton Cole is the head coach of the Spartans, who compete in the Big Ten Conference. Michigan State has made 27 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, and last won the national championship in 2007.