Austin Pooley
Austin  Pooley


Dublin, Ohio

Last College:
Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210



My Gameday - Austin Pooley

Take a look inside the gameday of Ohio State's freshman forward


No. 6/7 Buckeyes Win 5-1 at No. 13 Penn State

Laczynski, Gerard, Weis all notch multiple points, Nappier posts win in net


No. 15/13 Buckeyes Win in OT Over No. 7 Minnesota, 2-1

Teams close series at 8 p.m. Saturday


No. 11/13 Buckeyes Tie Penn State, 5-5

Nittany Lions win shootout for extra league point


Gameweek Video - Buckeyes Preview Series with Notre Dame

Teams to face off in B1G series


Austin Pooley - Notre Dame Preview

Austin Pooley - Notre Dame Preview


Get to Know the Buckeyes, Summer Edition - Dream Vacation

Get to Know the Buckeyes, Summer Edition - Dream Vacation


Buckeyes Shut Out Badgers

Ohio State posted a 4-0 win over Wisconsin on Senior Night


OSU vs UW - Senior Night

OSU vs UW - Senior Night


Buckeyes Down Gophers in OT

Ohio State won 2-1 over Minnesota


Buckeyes vs. Nittany Lions - Game 1

The teams opened their season series in Columbus Dec. 1


Buckeyes Win 3-2 at Michigan

A three-goal run propelled the Buckeyes to a victory over the Wolverines. (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)

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Son of former Buckeye All-American Perry Pooley, a forward from 1980-84 who amassed 174 points (85 goals, 89 assists) in his career at Ohio State to rank among the Top 10 scorers in program history … nephew of Paul Pooley, the Buckeyes’ all-time leading scorer (270 points) … Paul and Perry both signed NHL contracts with Winnipeg and won a Calder Cup in the AHL with the Sherbrooke Canadiens … cousin Scott plays hockey at Holy Cross … favorite hockey player is Franz Nielsen because “He is a good two-way forward that is consistent and can play in a lot of different situations. He is a good leader and is a person who makes his teammates better.” … a Columbus area native, calls Ohio State his dream school to attend and play hockey … Pick one: Movie – The Shawshank Redemption; Television show – House of Cards; Musician – Kenny Chesney; Professional team – Columbus Blue Jackets; Athlete – Roger Federer; Homecooked meal – steak; Celebrity – Tom Cruise; Snack food – peanut butter and jelly; Ice cream flavor – cookie dough; Sport other than hockey – golf; Vacation spot – Fort Lauderdale.

Prior to Ohio State: Skated with the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL in 2016-17 and had 32 points, with 21 goals and 11 assists, in 60 regular season games while serving as an assistant captain … spent two seasons with USHL Fargo Force … team captain and posted 11 points on four goals and seven assists in 60 games during 2015-16 … totaled 15 points (8g, 7a) in 57 games in 2014-15 and was an assistant captain … played in 46 games and four playoff games with Omaha Lancers in the USHL in 2013-14, registering eight points (1g, 7a) … played with Ohio Blue Jackets AAA program, collecting 82 points on 29 goals and 53 assists over two seasons … also played baseball.

Off the Ice: Son of Perry and Sharon … has a younger brother, Connor … plans to major in business finance … enjoys golfing, going to concerts and going to the pool … has worked at a golf course.