Minnesota State junior and 2012 Nashville Predators fourth-round pick Zach Stepan recently caught up with us after a game at Alabama-Huntsville.

Stepan discusses his transition from the USHL to the NCAA, what his professional prospects look like, his relationship with the Predators, and how he avoids comparisons with his cousin Derek.

The NCAA season is over, but Stepan should be on the ice come this June when the Predators prospects arrive for development camp.