Teams close series - and Buckeyes' home slate - Saturday on Senior Night
B1G games set for Friday in Ann Arbor, Sunday in Columbus
Teams meet Friday and Saturday in East Lansing
Dzingel nets three points as team comes from behind for win
Teams will meet Friday outside in Hockey City Classic
Born in Queens, N.Y., moved to Minnesota at age 12 to attend Shattuck St. Mary's ... started skating at age 4 after watching the New York Rangers on TV ... highlight of hockey career was representing the United States overseas with the U17 National Team... parents have had a huge impact on him as a person by being his biggest fans... favorite hockey player is Zach Parise because of the way he conducts himself on and off the ice ... favorite thing about hockey is the atmosphere and speed of the game ... Pick One: Movie - Warrior; Television show - Entourage; Professional team - New York Rangers; Ice cream flavor - chocolate chip cookie dough; Celebrity - Mark Wahlberg; Rink - Des Moines Buccaneer Arena; Sport other than hockey - baseball.
Ohio State Career: An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.2013-14 (Sophomore Season): Played in 12 of first 16 games (DNP 10/11 vs. Miami because of injury, 11/1 vs. Minnesota Duluth, 11/9 vs. Niagara, 11/16 vs. Niagara) ... two games, seven assists, nine points; 10th in B1G with .58 assists per game ... one assist and +1 in each game vs. Mercyhurst 12/28-29 ... one goal 11/29 at Michigan ... one assist, +1 vs. Canisius 11/15 ... +1 on the ice 11/9 vs. Niagara ... one assist, +1 11/2 vs. Minnesota Duluth ... three points in series with Robert Morris 10/25-26; PP, GW goal in game one, with two assists in game two ... Assisted on Darik Angeli's goal on 10/15 at BG, with two blocked shots.
2012-13 (Freshman Season): Skated in 20 games, with 11 points on five goals and six assists ... played in first seven games, injured Nov. 9 vs. Alaska and missed 15 games before returning to action at Northern Michigan Jan. 18 ... scored third period gamewinning goal, clinching CCHA quarterfinal series win, in game three vs. Ferris State March 17; blocked two shots vs. the Bulldogs ... gamewinning goal and an assist vs. Notre Dame Feb. 1, with +1 mark ... three points in series vs. Lake Superior State Jan. 25-26; assist in opener before goal and assist in game two, with +1 mark ... tallied in first game back from injury Jan. 18 at Northern Michigan ... scored Buckeyes' first goal of the season in first career game Oct. 12 at Minnesota Duluth ... two assists Oct. 27 at Bowling Green, with +2 mark ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree.
Prior to Ohio State: Played with the Des Moines Buccaneers and Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL ... led the Buccaneers with 24 assists and 46 points in 2011-12 ... ranked second with 22 goals while playing in 58 regular-season games in 2011-12 ... received 2011-12 Leading Scorer Curt Hammer Award ... began USHL career in 2010-11 with Waterloo, skating in 10 games before joining Des Moines for the final 32 regular-season games ... had 15 points in 2010-11, with 13 (7g, 6a) coming with the Buccaneers ... skated for Team USA in an Under-17 tournament overseas... attended Shattuck St. Mary's ... graduated from Valley High School (Des Moines, Iowa) in 2011 ... also played baseball.
Off the Ice: Son of Paul, a New York City firefighter who played baseball in college, and Mary Jane, a registered nurse ... has one older brother, Paul, a graduate of Notre Dame who attends law school at St. John's ... younger brother, Nicholas, a student at Shattuck St. Mary's High School ... plans to study marketing or business at Ohio State ... over the summer, has spent time working at Shattuck St. Mary's hockey camps.
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014