Oskar Autio Transfers to Vermont

By Jacob Cheris on April 17, 2022 at 4:16 pm
Penn State goaltender Oskar Autio stops Cole Krygier of Michigan State at the Pegula Ice Arena in University Park
Penn State Athletics

Penn State senior goaltender Oskar Autio is transferring to the University of Vermont.

Autio finished last season going 10-13-0 through 23 games, with a 3.12 GAA and a .893 save percentage. Head coach Guy Gadowsky said back on Apr. 4 that he is looking to upgrade the goaltending for next season.

The Espoo, Finland native served as the backup to Peyton Jones for the first two seasons of his career, and took over the starting job in the 2020-21 season going 9-9-0 through 18 starts. 

With the continued development of sophomore Liam Souliere, Autio's departure was inevitable. 

The Catamounts were 10th in the Hockey East standings and their goaltenders struggled. Autio is likely going to be competing with rising junior Gabe Carriere, who was not good last year going 6-14-2 through 23 games. 

Autio leaves Hockey Valley as the program leader in shutouts (4), and third all time in wins, saves, and GAA.