Michigan State Hockey Coach Adam Nightingale announced the addition of goaltender Dylan St. Cyr (Northville, Mich.) and defenseman Michael Underwood (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

The Michigan-born pair of players join the Spartan roster after four years of college careers. Underwood played four seasons at Clarkson University, while St. Cyr played three at Notre Dame before spending the 2021-22 campaign with Quinnipiac University.

We are thrilled to add these players to the Spartan family for next season,” said Nightingale. “They bring some experience to our roster and a perspective of playing in different leagues. Before Notre Dame, Dylan [St. Cyr] played for the United States National Team development program and has several international tournaments under his belt. Dylan is a winner, and he’s going to help convey what’s needed in our locker room. Michael had a great run with Clarkson and also attended some US national camps before going to college, so he had the opportunity to grow up in that environment as well. I can’t wait for them to join our team when we start later this summer.”

Dylan Saint-Cyr

Graduate Student, G, 5-8, 167 Northville, Michigan / Quinnipiac University

2021-22 (Graduate student, at Quinnipiac): Appeared in 13 games and started 11 for the Bobcats, posting a 1.16 GAA and .936 save percentage, warning of a 10-2-1 record with five shutouts… In ECAC games, he went 4-0-0 with three shutouts, with a .25 GAA and .986 save percentage, allowing just one goal in 240 minutes … Made his Bobcat debut with a 2-0 win vs. Vermont with 14 saves (10/16)…Made 16 saves in a loss to North Dakota (10/23)…Made 19 saves in a 5-2 win over AIC (10/26), his first of nine straight wins… Backed QU to a 2-1 OT win over American International in a rematch four days later (10/30), making 14 saves… Made 15 saves in a 5- 2 over Arizona State (11/13)… Got a second shutout with nine saves in a 5-0 win over LIU (12/11)… Started the new year with an 18 save win over r Dartmouth, also getting an assist in the game (1/16) … Made a season-high 24 saves in a Princeton shutout (1/26) … Stopped 22 pucks in overtime 3-2 to defeat the Sacred- Hearts (1/29) … E earned back-to-back league shutouts against Dartmouth (2/18)) and Colgate (2/26), making 12 and 19 saves, respectively… Came on as relief in the regional final of the NCAA against Michigan, making four saves and giving up a goal in 17:51 of action.

2020-21 (Senior, at Notre Dame): Finished his Notre Dame career with a 16-12-2 record in 33 games (30 games started) with a .923 save percentage and a 2.44 goals-against average, with five shutouts… Academic All -Big Ten… On the season, played a career-high 22 games, posting an 11-9-1 record to go along with a .921 save percentage and a 2 goals-against average, 44… Started 15 of Notre Dame’s last 16 games of the season starting with a 2-1 win at Minnesota (1/16), posting a .933 save percentage and 2.21 goals-against average during that span… Recorded his first shutout of the season with 20 saves in a 3-0 win over Ohio State (12/12)…. Recorded a season-high 39 saves in Notre Dame’s 5-5 return to Wisconsin (2/20) … Earned Big Ten Second Star of the Week honors after back-to-back shutouts from Michigan State ( 2/26-27) where he stopped all 27 shots he faced in Game 1, then turned around and had 29 saves in Game 2 for his second and third shutouts of the season and fourth and fifth shutout of his Irish career… Named B1G second star of the week after a weekend sweep of Penn State to close the regular season (3/5-6), stopping 75 of 78 shots he faced for percentage of stops of 0.962 to accompany a GA of 1.56 on the series.

2019-20 (Junior, at Notre Dame): Academic All-Big Ten … Didn’t play in a game.

2018-19 (Sophomore, at Notre Dame): Academic All-Big Ten… Finished his second campaign with four wins, 157 saves, a 2.02 goals-against average and .935 save percentage… Made his first start of the season at Omaha (10/19 ) and stopped 20 of 21 shots he faced to claim the win, 4-1…Made 29 saves in a 6-2 win at Michigan (11/10), in his first home start of the season, had a 33-save shutout in a 3-0 win over RPI (12/1) … Stopped 32 of 34 shots he faced to earn a 5-2 win over Wisconsin (2/16 ).

2017-18 (first year, at Notre Dame): Played in five games, starting four… Has a .917 save percentage, stopping 133 of 145 shots faced… First career start came against Alabama Huntsville, a 4-0 (10/7) decision… Against Denver , the highest ranked, made 46 saves in a 2-2 draw (10/13).

Before college: Played for the United States National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor (2015-17) … In his second season in the program (2016-17), played a combined 47 games and finished with a record of 33-11-0 to go along with a .900 save percentage and 2.66 goals-against average… In 18 games in the USHL during the 2016-17 season, had a .912 save percentage and a 2.27 goals-against average… Competed at the 2016-17 FIFA U-18 World Championship in Poprad and Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia, where he helped Team USA win the gold medal gold with a 7-0-0 record… Had the tournament’s best goals-against-average (1.96) and was named one of the team’s top three players… In 2015 U16, played 37 games overall while posting an .886 save percentage and a 3.31 goals-against average … Competed in 2015 World Under-17 Challenge (Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, British Columbia), 2015 U17 Four Nations Tournament (Puchov, Slovakia) and 2016 U17 Five Nations Tournament (Plymouth, Michigan) … Named to the 2017 USHL All-Academic Team.

Staff: Son of Gerry St. Cyr and Manon Rheaume…Has a younger brother, Dakoda and a younger sister, Katie…His mother, Manon, was the first woman to play in an NHL preseason game when she was a goaltender at goal for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1992 and played for Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympics and several world championships … Father played five seasons of professional hockey, including playing for the New Haven Senators (AHL) during the 1992-93 season … Graduated from Northville High School.. Product of the Detroit Honeybaked minor midget program.

undergrowthMichael Underwood

Graduate Student, D, 6-1, 200 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan/Clarkson University

2021-22 (Senior, at Clarkson): Played in 35 of 37 games… Scored two goals and five assists for seven points… Ranked third among Knight defensemen in plus-minus (+7)… Blocked four best shots of the season against Canisius (10/19 )…Scored his first goal of the season at Arizona State (12/10)…Scored a goal in the decisive ECAC Quarterfinals series win over Union (3/12).

2020-21 (Junior, at Clarkson): Played in all 22 Knights games… Had a goal and 2 assists… +5.

2019-20 (sophomore year, at Clarkson): Provided a steady game late for Clarkson as a home defenseman, posting a team-high +10 plus/minus while skating in all 34 games… Third on the team in blocked shots with 40 … Collected two assists .. Scored a goal in a 5-1 win over Union (11/8) in the ECAC Hockey Opener … Had an assist in a 2- win 0 at St. Lawrence (2/8) … Named to the ECAC Hockey All-Star Academic Team and as an AHCA Krampade Scholar All-American.

2018-19 (freshman, at Clarkson): Had a steady rookie campaign on Clarkson’s blue line in 38 games… Had two goals and four assists… Had a +5 over/under and 42 blocked shots – 4th-highest on the team… Game-winning goal and a assist in 5-1 win at Union (1/11) … Set up two scores in a 6-2 non-league win over St. Lawrence at Lake Placid (11/24) … Last point was a goal in a 5- 3-5th-ranked Quinnipiac (2/23) … Named to the ECAC Academic Hockey All-Star Team.

Before college: Played in the 2017-18 season with Green Bay of the USHL… Tough on the blue line, had 66 penalty minutes in his final season in 59 games with the Gamblers… Also had 12 points, including 11 assists … Attended three years with the United States National Hockey Camp.

Staff: Son of Kathy and Scott Underwood…Has an older sister, Olivia…Attendance to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s High School and graduated in 2016.