Trey Augustine changed everything for Michigan State

It was the flip that changed the power dynamic of both the Big 10 and the recruiting in the state of Michigan.

Trey Augustine was a University of Michigan commit, he was expected to join the long line of impact players that have gone from the United States National Development Program to Ann Arbor, trading in red, white, and blue for maize and blue. 

It was effectively how things have gone in Michigan for years, on the recruiting front and on the ice. Michigan was the dream destination, Michigan State and East Lansing often an afterthought. 

That’s the challenge Adam Nightingale faced when he took the job before the 2022-23 season. 

And before he ever coached his first game at Michigan State, the former NTDP coach convinced Augustine to flip his commitment and formally pick the Spartans over t

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NCAA NHL Detroit Red Wings Michigan State Univ. USNTDP Juniors Trey Augustine Derek Lalonde Adam Nightingale
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