Team to face Notre Dame in semifinals Saturday
March 12 - 18, 2013
Game two set for 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Columbus
Teams will meet in quarterfinal best-of-three series in OSU Ice Rink
Kippen, Ontario native had 10 points in league play
Attracted to Ohio State for the education, tradition and campus ... started skating at age 2 and began playing hockey at 3 with influence from his father ... favorite player is Nicklas Lidstrom because of his style of play and the way he conducts himself on and off the ice ... has worked at hockey campus teaching skills to young kids in the summer ... Pick one: Television show - Friday Night Lights; Movie - Law Abiding Citizen; Celebrity - Steve Carell; Homecooked meal - chicken parmesan; Snack food - peanut butter pretzel nuggets; Ice cream flavor - French vanilla; Book - Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees; Rink - Xcel Energy Center; Vacation spot - Florida; Music - John Mayer; Professional team - Montreal Canadians; Sport other than hockey - tennis.
Ohio State Career: Honorable mention CCHA All-Rookie team ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Played in 31-of-35 games ... 11 points, with three goals and eight assists ... finished CCHA play tied for second in scoring among rookie blueliners (8) and tied for 18th among all rookies en route to honorable mention CCHA All-Rookie Team honors ... seventh in scoring among rookie defensemen in all games ... scored first career goal at Bowling Green Jan. 7; +1 in both games vs. BG Jan. 7-8; five blocked shots in series ... even or better in 20 of last 26 games with 11 games +1 or better in stretch ... scored power play goal and blocked four shots vs. Miami Feb. 25 ... goal and +1 with three blocked shots Jan. 28 at Lake Superior State ... two assists and +2 Nov. 11 vs. Northern Michigan; +1 in game two vs. NMU ... assist and +1 Nov. 5 at Alabama-Huntsville, Dec. 30 vs. Robert Morris and Jan. 20 vs. Ferris State ... assist vs. Notre Dame Oct. 14 in first collegiate game ... +2 in 3-2 OT win at Miami Dec. 10 ... helper in win at Michigan Nov. 18 ... +2 Oct. 28 vs. Alaska and +1 Dec. 2 vs. Lake Superior State ... third on team with 44 recorded blocked shots, including 4 at Notre Dame Oct. 15, vs. Alaska Oct. 28 and vs. Miami Feb. 25 ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Prior to Ohio State:Spent 2001-2011 with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL and had eight assists and points while limited to 17 games ... during 2009-10 season, played 51 games for the Wenatchee Wild of the NAHL and had four goals, 16 assists and 20 points, along with a +19 mark ... named to the NAHL All-Rookie Team ... graduated from Duluth East High School in 2009 ... the Greyhounds participated in the 2009 Minnesota Class AA state tournament ... also played golf, tennis and baseball.
Off the Ice: Son of David and Jackie ... father played hockey at St. Cloud State ... brother, William, is a 2011 graduate of St. Olaf College ... cousin, Dave Watters, played hockey at Harvard ... management and industry exploration major ... enjoys playing tennis and spending time at the lake.
Stats and bio updated 10/1/12