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Penn State dismisses leading freshman scorer Scott Conway

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Conway, a Big Ten all-freshman team honoree, violated team rules according to the team.

Matt Christians

Penn State and head coach Guy Gadowsky announced Monday that leading freshman scorer Scott Conway has been dismissed for "violating team rules."

The 6'0", 190 lbs forward, born in Basingstoke, England, finished his first and only year with the Nittany Lions fifth on the team in scoring with 26 points (10G-16A) in 34 games. He had 7 multiple point games and only Michigan's Dylan Larkin scored more points among first-year players.

Conway was named to the Big Ten's all-freshman team for his efforts.

He also led the Nittany Lions in penalties with 20, including receiving a one-game suspension at the end of the season by the Big Ten for his actions in the closing minutes of a loss versus Minnesota.

Conway's next move is unclear. The timing comes during Penn State's finals week and USHL Draft. The 20 year-old, who had 33 goals for the now-dormant Indiana Ice in a championship-winning 2013-14 campaign, is too old to play juniors (the Youngstown Phantoms did pick up his rights in the 2014 dispersal draft for the Ice) and would have to sit out the 2015-16 season at another school if he transfers.

Conway would have three years of collegiate eligibility remaining.

Penn State finished 2014-15 fourth in the Big Ten during 2014-15, going 18-15-4 and improving from an eight-win season which earned Gadowsky the conference's coach of the year honor. Without Conway, leading goal scorer Casey Bailey (who signed a pro contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs) and seven seniors, there will be production that needs to be replaced throughout the Nittany Lions.