Favorite hockey player is Steve Yzerman because he is a quiet leader with unbelievable vision and skill ... describes himself as "a hardworking athlete who loves to compete" ... started playing hockey at age 5 after seeing games on television ... Favorites: Music - rock, especially Matthew Good Band and Goo Goo Dolls; Video Game - NHL 2005; Movies - American History X and Home Alone; Television Show - Hockey Night in Canada; Actresses - Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron; Actor - Edward Norton; Professional Sports Team - Calgary Flames; Professional Athletes - Steve Yzerman and Fred Couples; Colors - scarlet and gray; Meal - pasta, steak; Part of Campus - Younkin Success Center; Television Channels - Score and TSN; Sportscaster - Scott Russell (CBC) ... would like to play golf at Ohio State if not on the hockey team.
Ohio State Career A three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2005-06 (Junior Season) Played in all 39 games, marking a career high ... had four goals, six assists for 10 points ... goals and points were a career best, assists matched personal high ... scored unassisted vs. Wisconsin Feb. 11 at Lambeau Field ... also scored vs. Michigan State Feb. 9 for first career back-to-back games with a goal ... set up Mathieu Beaudoin's gamewinner vs. Holy Cross Dec. 29 and was +1 in each game in the Ohio Hockey Classic ... assisted on both goals in 2-1 win over Union Dec. 10 ... had three-game point (1-2-3) streak Nov. 25-Dec. 2 ... helper Dec. 2 vs. Alabama-Huntsville ... assist in opener at Notre Dame Nov. 25 and scored in game two vs. the Irish Nov. 26 ... tallied at Bowling Green Oct. 20 and had an assist at Western Michigan Oct. 28 ... career-high tying +2 rating vs. Union Dec. 10 ... +1 in 10 games and had just eight minus games, ending the year +3 ... career-high 12 penalty minutes at Miami 11/4 ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2004-05 (Sophomore Season) Played in 19 games on the year, scoring two goals and adding four assists for six points ... posted a goal and added an assist Feb. 19 at Michigan State, marking second career two-point game ... scored first career goal vs. Western Michigan Jan. 28 in 35th career game ... tied career best with two helpers Oct. 21 vs. Miami ... added an assist vs. Sacred Heart Nov. 6 ... had 19 shots on the year, including career-high three twice ... +2 vs. Miami Oct. 21 and vs. Western Michigan Jan. 29 ... an OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2003-04 (Freshman Season) Had six assists on the year while playing in 21 games ... had two multiple-point games ... posted two helpers in win at Bowling Green Nov. 29 ... recorded two assists and +2 rating in win over Michigan Nov. 15 ... first career point came on a helper on Mathieu Beaudoin's goal at Northern Michigan Nov. 8; also was +1 in that game ... first collegiate game was vs. Notre Dame Oct. 11 ... had eight penalties on the year, including a major at BGSU ... just three minus ratings, with four +1 and two +2 outings.
Prior to Ohio State Spent the 2002 and 2003 seasons with the Calgary Canucks under coach Don Phelps, earning First Team All-Alberta Junior Hockey League honors twice ... competed in 60 games in 2003, recording 34 goals; also tallied 41 assists and 75 PIM ... captained the squad ... had 19-43-62 totals in 63 games to lead the Canucks in scoring in 2002 ... selected to the 2001-02 AJHL South All-Rookie Team by the league's general managers and coaches ... participated in golf and lacrosse ... graduated from Lord Beaverbrook High School in 2001.
Off the Ice Son of Roberta and David Barton ... has a brother, Chris (18) ... born Feb. 3, 1983 ... uncle Paul Gerlitz played hockey at Boston University ... enjoys golf ... majoring in finance ... nickname is Barts.
My Gameday - Austin Pooley
Big Ten Honors for the Buckeyes