The Blizzard are proud to announce that TJ Samec, 2015-16 Assistant Captain, has made his Division I commitment to play hockey at Rensselaer (RPI), a member of ECAC Hockey. Samec, a St. Paul, Minnesota native, led all Blizzard defenseman in scoring and finished 5th on the team with 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) in 60 games. Samec's 10 goals were just 2 goals shy of the league lead in goals scored among defenseman. 

"We are very excited for TJ, he has been a big part of the Blizzard organization over the last two years. We want to wish him good luck and thank him for all his hard work." - Dan Daikawa, Blizzard Head Coach

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to play at RPI under Coach Appert and his staff. I want to the thank the Brookings community, the Brookings Blizzard staff for two good years, all of my coaches, teammates, family, and friends who have helped me along the way. I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my life at RPI, getting a great education and also continuing my dream of playing college hockey." - TJ Samec