Cole adds former RPI forward Zach Dubinsky via transfer portal


MSU head coach Danton Cole talks with the media in 2019/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

EAST LANSING, Mich— Michigan State coach Danton Cole has added his second transfer in the past week, this time with the addition of former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute forward Zach Dubinsky.

RPI completes in the ECAC Hockey Conference, alongside several Ivy League schools such as Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell, Yale, Princeton and Brown (the Ivy League is a subset of the ECAC). St. Lawrence, Union College, Quinnipiac and Clarkson University also participate in the conference.

Dubinsky, a junior, is a native of Highland Park, Illinois and spent two seasons with the Lincoln Stars of the USHL before committing to Rensselaer. This past season, he played in 44 games for the Engineers and compiled 10 goals and 10 assists for 30 points. He also committed 12 penalties and won 363 face-offs.

In 2919-20, he played in 22 games and tallied two goals and 10 assists. He won 119 face-offs and helped propel RPI to a 17-15-2 overall record and a 13-8 conference mark.

MSU transfer forward Zach Dubinsky skates to the puck during his time at RPI/ Photo Credit: RPI Athletics

Dubinsky is the second transfer forward that Cole has gotten since March 28. He also added former Brown forward and Second-Team All-Ivy League selection Justin Jallen. Both players will have an opportunity to earn playing time right away, as five Spartans have entered the portal since the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. Two of them, Josh Nodler and Adam Goodsir, are forwards. Senior forwards Mitchell Lewandowski and Mitchell Mattson are also set to graduate.

He will have two years of eligibility remaining.