Eric Artman

An East Lancing, Mich., native, Eric Artman grew up playing for the esteemed Detroit Honeybaked program where he won a USA Hockey national championship.

After high school, the defenseman patrolled the blue line for the Topeka Roadrunners of the North American Hockey League for two seasons before embarking on a four-year NCAA Division I career at the U.S. Air Force Academy where he helped the Falcons win three Atlantic Hockey conference titles.