Ohio State comes from a goal down twice on Senior Night
Teams close series - and Buckeyes' home slate - Saturday on Senior Night
Brantford, Ontario native has played in 126 games for the Scarlet and Gray
Buckeyes and Gophers close Ohio State home slate
Tomkins makes 35 saves, Szczechura scores on the power play and in the shootout
OSU 4, UMD 2: Ohio State postgame press conference
Statchuk and Szczechura Preview Miami
Senior Spotlight: Alex Szczechura
Inaugural Big Ten Hockey Game in Columbus
Ohio State at Michigan Nov. 29
Notre Dame 3, Ohio State 1
Ohio State 6, Lake Superior State 1
Began playing hockey at age 5, following his brother into the game ... Wayne Gretzky also hails from Brantford, Ontario ... favorite hockey player is Pavel Datsyuk because he is a smart player ... Pick one: Television show - Entourage; Movie - Major League; Celebrity - Mark Wahlberg; Home cooked meal - chicken pasta; Vacation spot - Hawaii; Athlete - Usain Bolt; Professional team - New York Rangers; Sport other than hockey - rugby; Ice cream flavor - vanilla; Rink - Gretzky Centre.
Ohio State Career: A three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice ... voted team's Unsung Player for 2012-13 season.
2013-14 (Senior Season): Played in first 16 games, 2nd on team with career-high 12 assists, t-3rd with 17 points; point in all but five games and in 6 of the last 9 outings (3G, 8A, 11P) ... t-9th in B1G in points, 6th in assists; 6th in points per game (1.06) and 5th in assists per game (.75) ... t-1st in B1G with 6 power play assists, t-5th in power play points (7) ... one goal late in the first period on 12/29 vs. Mercyhurst ... 2 PP Assists 11/29 at Michigan, two assists (EV/PP) 12/2 vs. Michigan ... goal on 11/11/16 vs. Canisius, with +1 mark ... five assists and +4 in series vs. Niagara 11/8-9; three assists and +3 in game 1, with two assists and +1 mark in game two ... one goal, +1 11/2 vs. Minnesota Duluth ... Assist in each game vs. Robert Morris 10/25-26; +1 in game two ... two goals at Miami Oct. 10 (one PPG) ... Assist 10/15 at Bowling Green ... Played in 100th career game 10/15 at Bowling Green; 50th career point was an assist at Robert Morris 10/26.
2012-13 (Junior Season): Career-high 12 goals, 11 assists and 23 points to rank fourth on the squad in points and third in goals ... skated in 37 of 40 games on the year, including the last 31 ... first on team with +8 mark ... assist and +1 vs. Ferris State in CCHA quarterfinal series game two March 16 ... three points in series at Miami March 1-2; goal and an assist for two points with +2 mark in game one, recorded a goal and +1 rating in game two ... first career hat trick and four-point game Feb. 16 vs. Western Michigan, with +3 mark ... goal Feb. 8 at Alaska ... two-point game, with a goal and an assist, Feb. 1 vs. Notre Dame ... three points in series vs. Lake Superior State Jan. 25-26; assist in opener, two goals and +2 in game two ... goal Jan. 11 at Ferris State ... netted extra-attacker goal and +1 mark vs. Penn State Dec. 29 ... helper Dec. 15 vs. Miami, +1 rating Dec. 14 vs. the RedHawks ... assist Dec. 8 vs. Robert Morris ... helper and +1 in each game at Michigan State Nov. 30-Dec. 1 ... assist, +1 Nov. 23 at Lake Superior State ... scored third period gamewinner Nov. 17 vs. Northern Michigan and was +1 in the game ... assist at Minnesota Duluth Oct. 13, along with +1 mark ... wore captain's C for two series ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011-12 (Sophomore Season): Skated in 24-of-35 games ... missed six games with injury in February ... four goals, four assists and eight points on the year ... goal and career-high +3 mark Dec. 2 vs. Lake Superior State ... two points in series vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 11-12; goal and +1 in opener, assist in game two ... two assists and +1 Nov. 4 at Alabama-Huntsville ... two-point game with goal and assist and +1 mark 10/28 vs. Alaska ... scored and had +2 rating at Michigan State Oct. 21 ... +1 at Michigan Nov. 18 ... shootout goal at Bowling Green Jan. 7 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2010-11 (Freshman Season): Played in 36-of-37 games and led Buckeye rookies in scoring with 14 points on seven goals and seven assists ... two of his goals were overtime gamewinners ... tied for 14th in the CCHA in freshman scoring in all games ... scored in each game vs. Michigan Dec. 3-4, with overtime winner in game one, along with +1 mark; opened scoring in game two ... two goals at Michigan State Nov. 12, including the OT winner; +2 in the contest ... three points and +3 in series vs. Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5-6; scored first career goal and added an assist in opener for first multiple-point game, posting +2 mark; assist and +1 in game two ... three assists in Catamount Cup; helper at Vermont Jan. 1, with two assists and +1 mark vs. Army Jan. 2 ... power-play goal at Western Michigan Jan. 14 ... assist in 1-0 win over Miami Jan. 7 ... postseason helper at Lake Superior State March 5, with +1 mark in the game ... assist at Northern Michigan Oct. 30 for first collegiate point .. +1 in four straight games - Oct. 9 at Quinnipiac, Oct. 15 vs. Robert Morris and in both games at Ferris State Oct. 22-23, as well as Dec. 11 at Bowling Green ... did not play Feb. 19 vs. Lake Superior State ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Posted 30 goals and 33 assists for 63 points in 55 games with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL in 2009-10 ... recorded 16 power play goals and four game-winning goals ... ranked third (tied) on the team in goals and fourth in points ... added seven points, five goals and two assists, in 16 playoff games ... played in 42 games with Brantford of GOJHL in 2008-09, posting 105 points, including 37 goals and 68 assists ... tallied 16 power play goals and five shorthanded goals ... coached by former Buckeye Scott Rex with the Golden Eagles ... helped Brantford win the 2009 Sutherland Cup and was named a MWJHL All-Star ... played in 48 games with Brantford in 2007-08, scoring 21 goals and 46 assists for 67 points ... participated in the 2008 GOJHL Prospect ... won the MWJHL Division 2007-08 Sportsmanship and Ability Award and named a first team all star ... named the 2006-07 Mid-Western Rookie of the Year ... graduated from North Park Collegiate in 2008 ... also played rugby.
Off the Ice: Son of Robert and Susan ... older brother, Paul, played at Western Michigan, has played 83 NHL games, all for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and is currently playing in Europe ... enjoys fishing ... consumer and family financial services major.
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014