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Doug Andress
Doug  Andress

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Iroquois Falls, Ontario

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
Defenseman

Major:
Criminology

Quoting Andress
"We should be solid up front and strong in goal. It is up to our defense to help the new players coming in adjust to college hockey."

Grew up playing hockey on a rink in his backyard; describes himself as "an offensive defenseman with good size who likes to handle the puck in pressured situations." ... college hockey highlight was scoring the gamewinner against Michigan in his freshman year and going to the NCAA tournament in 2003 ... favorite player is Ray Bourque because he was a great defenseman and had a big impact on Andress' life while he was growing up ... Favorites: Music - Metallica; Movie - "Rounders"; Television Show - "Everybody Loves Raymond"; Actress - Jennifer Love Hewitt; Actor - Matt Damon; Team - Toronto Maple Leafs; Food - pasta; Vacation Spot - somewhere hot with a beach and free golf; Quote - "Be all you can be and enjoy doing it."

Ohio State Career
Has missed just one game as a Buckeye, playing in the last 108 contests ... led the OSU defensemen in scoring each of his first three seasons ... earned 2001 CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention honors. 2002-03 (Junior Season) Led the Buckeye defensemen with a career-best 23 points and was first on the team with a +17 rating ... posted a career-best seven goals and tied his career high with 16 assists ... even or better in 33-of-43 games and posted a +1 or better rating in 17 of the last 27 games ... first career two-goal game was against Michigan State Nov. 16; also posted two goals, including the gamewinner, vs. BGSU Jan. 16 ... named CCHA Defensive Player of the Week Jan. 20 following the series vs. Bowling Green; had 2-1-3 totals in the series and was +4 ... assisted on the third-period gamewinner vs. Notre Dame March 20 in the CCHA quarterfinals ... +3 in the series vs. Michigan (March 7-8) and had an assist in the finale on Bencharski's game-tying goal ... scored a goal at ND Jan. 31 and was +1 in each game vs. the Irish ... three-game assist streak was stopped against Princeton (0-4-4) ... rebounded with a helper vs. Findlay ... had an outstanding series against MSU (Nov. 15-16), posting two assists in the opener and a career-best two goals in the finale ... had an assist in each game in the Everblades College Classic ... tallied two assists in the last game at home vs. UNO and in the first game at UAF ... had two +3 and seven +2 performances. 2001-02 (Sophomore Season) Ended the year first among defensemen with 13 points, including 12 assists ... assisted on Bencharski's game-winning overtime goal vs. Western Michigan in the postseason ... posted two assists in the win vs. Ferris State Feb. 15 ... had an assist in the Feb. 1 game vs. Michigan State and the last game at Alaska Fairbanks ... scored his lone goal on the season vs. Lake Superior State Jan. 12 ... added an assist vs. the Lakers for his second two-point game of the year ... had an assist on both power-play goals in the Buckeyes' 2-0 win over Northern Michigan ... also had a helper against Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 3 and at Miami Dec. 1. 2000-01 (Freshman Season) CCHA All-Rookie Team Honorable Mention honoree ... led all Buckeye defensemen in scoring, posting 5-16-21 totals in 36 games ... had an assist in each playoff game at Nebraska-Omaha ... scored the game-tying goal with just over 10 minutes remaining at Ferris State (Dec. 2) ... first game-winning goal was against Michigan (Jan. 12) ... scored a power-play goal against Northern Michigan (Oct. 14) in the second game of the season for first career point ... had two assists against Niagara Oct. 21 for first career multiple-point game ... also posted two assists vs. Notre Dame (Feb. 3) and in the first game at Nebraska-Omaha (Feb. 16) ... tallied an even-strength goal in the Buckeyes' shutout over Lake Superior Nov. 11 and a power-play goal against Cornell Dec. 28 in the Everblades College Classic.

Prior To Ohio State
Served as an alternate captain for the Brockville Braves of the Central Junior Hockey League ... tallied 21 goals and 51 assists for 72 points in 53 games in last season ... ranked 15th among league scorers and first among league defensemen ... named CJHL Defenseman of the Year ... also earned First Team All-CJHL honors ... he posted 75 goals, 168 assists and 243 points in 262 career games.

Off The Ice
Born April 7, 1979 in Iroquois Falls, Ontario ... son of Angie and Mike Andress ... has a sister, Tracy (26) ... hobbies include golf, softball and tennis ... nickname is Dougie.

Career Overall Statistics
Season    GP    G    A    P   P-PIM   PP  SH  GW  +/-
2000-01   36    5   16   21   11-22   3   0   1   -4
2001-02   40    1   12   13   8-16    0   0   0   -6
2002-03   43    7   16   23   13-26   3   0   1   +17
Totals   119   13   44   57   32-64   6   0   2   +7

Career CCHA Statistics Season GP G A P P-PIM PP SH GW +/- 2000-01 28 4 11 15 9-18 2 0 1 -4 2001-02 28 1 10 11 5-10 0 0 0 -7 2002-03 28 7 10 17 8-16 3 0 1 +12 Totals 84 12 31 43 22-44 5 0 2 +1