An excellent skater who should vie for action immediately . . . Has the ability to develop into an offensive contributor once adjustment to the college game is completed . . . Could be an effective member of the Bulldogs’ penalty-kill unit as a result of his speed and quickness.
Played for the Mahoning Valley (Boardman, Ohio) Phantoms of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) in the 2006-07 season . . . Coached by Bob Mainhardt . . . Amassed 44 points on 24 goals with 20 assists in 52 outings in the 2006-07 campaign as the Phantoms won the NAHL North Division crown with a 47-14-1 overall ledger . . . Ranked ninth among squad’s leading points producers and his 24 markers was fourth most on the team . . . Placed tied for 48th on the 2006-07 NAHL points leaders list . . . Produced five short-handed goals along with one power-play and one game-winning lamplighter apiece in 2006-07 . . . Scored nine goals and had four helpers for 13 points in 10 2006-07 NAHL playoff appearances as Mahoning Valley notched a 9-1 mark and were national tourney finalists . . . Member of two-time Midget AAA State champions . . . Participated 10 years in AAA Midwest Elite Hockey League . . . Played four years on USA Selects and garnered MVP honors on the USA Selects U-15 Team . . . A 2007 graduate of Grand Ledge (Mich.) High School. .
Born 9/1/88 in Lansing, Mich. . . . Son of Michael and Michelle (Mazzei) Fillinger . . . His father is a sales manager and mother is a senior account executive . . . Has two older sisters . . . His mother is a Ferris State alumnus and played tennis for the Bulldogs . . . Most of his aunts and uncles attended Ferris State . . . Likes working on cars and auto transactions . . . Shoots: Left . . . Majoring in construction management.