Michigan State’s Appleton forgoes last two years, captaincy, to sign with Winnipeg

5Feb16: Mason Appleton (MSU-27)The Michigan Wolverines take on the Michigan States Spartans at the annual Duel in the D at the Joe Louis Arena. (Michael Dubicki)
Mason Appleton recorded 53 points in 72 career games at Michigan State (photo: Michael Dubicki).

Michigan State forward Mason Appleton has signed an entry-level contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Appleton, who will give up his final two years of eligibility, was selected in the sixth round (168th overall) by Winnipeg in the 2015 NHL Draft.

In two years at Michigan State, Appleton compiled 53 points (17 goals, 36 assists) in 72 games and had previously been named the Spartans’ captain for the 2017-18 season.

As a sophomore in 2016-17, Appleton led the Spartans goals (12), assists (19) and points (31).

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