2008-09: Michael Sdao spent his second season with USHL Lincoln. In 51 games with the Western Division regular season champions he led the team in penalty minutes (162) and was an even plus/minus with 3 goals and 7 assists. Sdao committed to playing college hockey at Princeton in 2009-10.
2009-10: Sdao appeared in 30 of 31 games as a freshman for Princeton. Pressed into duty earlier than expected due to several injuries among the Tigers' upperclassmen, Sdao scored 5 goals with 4 assists and was -4 with a team-leading 48 PMs.
2010-11: Sdao skated in 27 of 32 games for Princeton as a sophomore – missing time due to a nagging injury that required off-season surgery. He scored 3 goals with 6 assists and was -1 with a team-high 65 PMs. Princeton, after getting off to a 9-4-1 start, struggled in February and March and was upset in the ECAC Hockey tournament by 11th-place St. Lawrence.
2011-12: Sdao assumed a leadership role for Princeton University as a junior on a young Tigers team that had just four seniors. Skating in 30 of 32 games, he had career-highs in goals (10) and assists (10) while leading the Tigers in penalty minutes (87 – also a career-high) for the third straight season. He was named to the ECAC Second All-Star team as Princeton finished 9-16-7 under first-year coach Bob Prier and was in eleventh place in the ECAC Hockey league.
Physical, stay at home defenseman. Acts as an enforcer. Could be moved to wing as a pro.
Sdao is in his senior season with Princeton in 2012-13.