An assistant captain . . . Regarded as one of the CCHA’s top up-and-coming forwards with his hockey sense and excellent conditioning . . . An effective two-way player . . . Driven individual who loves to compete and possesses a strong desire to improve on a daily basis . . . Has the ability to contribute offensively and also is a capable defensive influence . . . Mature and highly-dedicated individual . . . Plays tough in the corners and goes hard to the net . . . Has the versatility to play all forward positions due to his on-ice intelligence and will be counted upon heavily in all game situations.
Selected as FSU’s Rookie of the Year following his team third-place leading 23 points which was tops among all Bulldog freshmen skaters . . . Scored a squad seventh-best tying eight goals . . . Led all Ferris State forwards in plus-minus rating . . . Paced the team with a trio of three-point game efforts – 2-1=3 at Wayne State (1/13), 0-3=3 at Notre Dame (2/23), and 0-3=3 at Lake Superior State (3/2) in CCHA Tourney First-Round play . . . Accounted for the game-winning tallies at Western Michigan (10/20) and vs. Bowling Green State (2/16) on a power-play lamplighter to share top team honors in game-winning markers . . . Notched an unassisted short-hander and a power-play goal at Wayne State (1/13) en route to a three-point (2-1=3) game effort . . . Registered a goal and an assist in victory against Nebraska Omaha (1/20) . . . First collegiate point was a goal versus Mercyhurst (10/13) and was +2 for the contest . . . Also generated a marker at Miami (12/2) and Northern Michigan (1/5) . . . Credited with a helper in both series’ meetings at Ohio State (2/2-3) . . . Totaled both a squad second-place best five multiple-game performances and 11 first assists . . . Scored goals in seven different games and points in 15 encounters . . . Amassed a personal month-best seven points (4-3=7) in eight January contests . . . Ranked tied for eighth with six (3-3=6) power-play points . . . Inked during the November 2005 early-signing period.
Received 2005-06 team Most Valuable Player laurels while skating for the Waterloo (Iowa) Black Hawks of the United States Hockey League (USHL) . . . Coached by P.K. O’Handley . . . Compiled 42 points (14-28=42) in 57 2005-06 outings . . . Tallied 11 goals with 17 assists for 28 points in the 2004-05 campaign as a member of the USHL’s Tri-City Storm, which posted a 37-17-6 overall record . . . Competed his first season (2003-04) in the junior ranks for the Lonestar Calvary (Fort Worth, Texas)?of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) . . . Honored as the Calvary’s 2003-04 Rookie of the Year as a result of generating 44 points (18-26=44) in 56 contests . . . A three-time all-state Division III selection at Big Rapids (Mich.) High School . . . Prepped by Brian Guiney . . . A 2003 graduate . . . Four-sport prep athlete. . . Participated in golf (1999-00), cross country (2001-02) and track (2000-02) for the Cardinals . . . Was selected to the Team Michigan squad which consists of the state’s 20 best hockey prep seniors.
Born 3/17/85 in Big Rapids, Mich. . . . Son of Bart Chupp and Jill Caskey . . . Has a younger sister and brother . . . Father is a dental technician and mother works as a dental hygienist . . . Nickname is “Chupper” . . . FSU Letters: One . . . Shoots: Right . . . Elementary Education major.