Austin Pooley
Austin  Pooley


Dublin, Ohio

Last College:
Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210



Buckeyes Hit the Road on Bucks Go Pro Road Trip

Student-athletes visited Indianapolis as part of professional development program


Academic Standouts Recognized

20 Buckeyes named Ohio State Scholar-Athletes


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


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


Frozen Four: No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Minnesota Duluth

The Buckeyes and Bulldogs clash for the right to play in the national championship.


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

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Ohio State Career

  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Took part in Bucks Go Pro professional development road trip to Indianapolis in Summer 2018
2017-18 (Freshman Season)
  • Played in all 40 games, with 2 goals and 3 assists for 5 points; 1st among B1G freshmen in games played
  • Assist and +1 vs. Michigan State 3/2 in B1G Tournament quarterfinals
  • Unassisted goal in final second at Penn State 1/13
  • 2 assists vs. Penn State 12/1; first career helpers and multiple point game
  • Scored first goal as a Buckeye 10/27 vs. Robert Morris, +1 in the win
  • Made Ohio State debut 10/6 at Wisconsin
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 and has a younger brother, Connor
  • Plans to major in business finance
  • Enjoys golfing, going to concerts and going to the pool
  • 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 played 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