Two seasons ago, then-freshmen Brandon Biro and Liam Folkes combined for the most important goal in Penn State's history, winning Penn State the Big Ten Tournament in double overtime against Wisconsin.
Now, the two rising seniors will team up as leaders of the Nittany Lions.
The team announced Tuesday that Biro will serve as team captain for the 2019-20 season, while Folkes and fellow senior Kris Myllari will serve as alternate captains.
Penn State names rising senior @bbiro22 its seventh captain in program history for the 2019-20 season while classmates @KMyllari and @liamfolkes26 will serve as alternates!! #WeAre #HockeyValley #IsItOctoberYet— Penn State Men’s Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) April 16, 2019
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Biro served as an alternate under Chase Berger last season, posting 40 points on 16 goals and 24 assists.
He ranks sixth all-time with 91 career points.
The soft-spoken Biro has long been one of the hardest workers for Guy Gadowsky. Never afraid to engage physically, Biro combines that with a strong skill set to form one of the team's most complete players.
Folkes and Myllari will sport letters on their jerseys for the first time in their Penn State careers.
Folkes set career highs with 18 goals, 24 assists and 42 points last season, forming one third of a potential attack with rising juniors Evan Barratt and Alex Limoges.
Myllari became Penn State's all-time leading goal scorer among defensemen last season, recording his 17th career tally. His 52 career points ranks fifth among defensemen.