Brendon Kearney
Brendon  Kearney


Northville, Mich.

Last College:
Chicago Steel (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 194



Buckeyes Garner Academic Honors

Schilkey a finalist for Big Ten Medal of Honor


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics


No. 11 Ohio State Ties Robert Morris, 4-4 in OT

Wiitala scores twice, Joshua posts three points for the Buckeyes


No. 19 Ohio State Rallies for 5-4 Win at Bowling Green

Buckeyes Schilkey and Laczynski score in the third as Buckeyes move to 2-0-2


Get to Know the Buckeyes, Summer Edition - Dream Vacation

Get to Know the Buckeyes, Summer Edition - Dream Vacation


Game One vs. RPI

Ohio State and RPI skated to a 1-1 overtime tie, with the Buckeyes winning the shootout (Photo credit: Ric Kruszynski)


Buckeyes Open Year with Exhibition Game

Buckeyes Open Year with Exhibition Game (Photo Credit: Ric Kruszynski)


Buckeyes vs Spartans

Buckeyes vs Spartans (Credit Ric Kruszynski)


Buckeyes vs. Wolverines

Buckeyes vs. Wolverines


Buckeyes Down Wolverines, 4-2

Buckeyes Down Wolverines, 4-2

Started skating at age 2 while living in New Haven, Conn.; went to an open skate at The Whale (Ingalls Rink) after a Yale practice, with one of the coaches coming out and giving him his first lesson; loved the game ever since ... has worked for a local sign company, helping design and install signs in the Metro Detroit area, including work at Joe Louis Arena and Comerica Park ... favorite player is Henrik Zetterberg because “He is a captain, a leader and plays a complete game, focusing on all three zones. I try to learn by watching him and apply those characteristics to my game, but add a little more grit!” ... Pick one: Movie - Miracle; Television show - Entourage; Musician - Taylor Swift; Professional team - Detroit Red Wings; Athlete - Wayne Gretzky; Homecooked meal - chicken parmesan; Celebrity - Margot Robbie; Snack food - apples and peanut butter; ice cream flavor - cookies and cream; Vacation spot - Dominical, Costa Rica; Rink - Joe Louis Arena; Book - Lone Survivor.

Ohio State Career: Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.

2016-17 (Sophomore Season): Saw action in 33 games and had 10 points, with three goals and seven assists ... goal vs. Michigan State in B1G Tourney quarterfinals March 16 tied game at three in the second period en route to OSU’s 6-3 win ... scored first career shorthanded goal at Wisconsin March 11; had three shot blocks in the victory ... tallied at Michigan State Feb. 17 ... assisted on goal that tied game vs. Minnesota Feb. 10 in eventual 5-4 win ... assist on gamewinning goal with 30 seconds remaining at Michigan Feb. 4 ... two assists at Robert Morris Nov. 5 ... helper at Bowling Green Oct. 21 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2015-16 (Freshman Season): Played in 27 games and had nine points on four goals and five assists ... four-game point streak Feb. 27-March 11, with a 3-3-6 line in the stretch ... three points, with two goals and an assist, in sweep of Michigan March 4/6; gamewinning goal and an assist in game one in Ann Arbor for first career two-point game; goal in game two ... goal, assist and two points at Michigan State March 11, with +2 mark ... scored Nov. 13 vs. Canisius for first career goal and point ... assists Jan. 17 at Michigan and Jan. 23 vs. Penn State ... +2 in three of last six games ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Alternate captain for the Chicago Steel in 2014-15 ... 32 points, with 18 goals and 14 assists, in 57 games ... finalist for the Curt Hammer Award, which recognizes the USHL player who distinguishes himself both on and off the ice by demonstrating outstanding performance skills, leadership pride and determination ... began 2013-14 with the Langley Rivermen in the BCHL, playing in 16 games, before joining the Chicago Steel in the USHL ... 19 points, including 18 assists, in first campaign with the Steel ... captain of Honeybaked U18 squad in 2012-13 and had 27 points (12g, 16a) in 26 regular season games ... also spent time with the US NTDP in 2012-13 ... 19 points in 25 games with Honeybaked U18 in 2011-12 ... came up through Honeybaked program and won back-to-back national championships in 2010 and ‘11 with the team ... graduated from Northville High School in 2013 ... also played lacrosse and baseball growing up.

Off the Ice: Son of Doug and Julie ... two younger sisters, Ryann and Reagan ... enjoys spending time volunteering, playing golf and watching baseball, especially the Detroit Tigers, and has made roadtrips to see the Tigers play in other ballparks ... finance major.