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Brendon Kearney
Brendon  Kearney

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Northville, Mich.

Last College:
Chicago Steel (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 194

Position:
F

04/23/2018

Kearney, Parran and Stork Named Bucks Go Pro Interns

Hockey trio part of 45 student-athletes who will intern this summer

04/10/2018

Academic Standouts Recognized

20 Buckeyes named Ohio State Scholar-Athletes

03/19/2018

Buckeye Hockey Update - NCAA Midwest Regional Week

No. 1 seed Ohio State takes on No. 4 seed Princeton Saturday in Allentown, Pa.

03/02/2018

No. 6 Buckeyes Open B1G Quarterfinal Series with 6-2 Win over MSU

Ohio State takes 1-0 lead in best-of-three series

02/24/2018

No. 6 Ohio State Blanks Badgers 4-0 on Senior Night

Buckeyes close regular season with sweep

03/01/2018

Kearney - B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Preview

Kearney - B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Preview

01/21/2018

The Buck Attack is Back!

The Mighty Bucks - The Buck Attack is Back!

08/18/2017

Get to Know the Buckeyes, Summer Edition - Dream Vacation

Get to Know the Buckeyes, Summer Edition - Dream Vacation

04/05/2018

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.

04/03/2018

Frozen Four

For the first time since 1998, the Buckeyes make their way to the Frozen Four in search of their first national championship.

03/03/2018

Buckeyes Down Spartans in B1G Quarterfinals

Ohio State won 4-3 in overtime to advance to the tournament semifinals (Photo credit Mac Connor)

03/03/2018

Ohio State Wins B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Series

The Buckeyes beat the Spartans in overtime to advance to the semifinals. (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)

03/02/2018

Ohio State Wins B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Game One, 6-2

Ohio State Wins B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Game One, 6-2


Ohio State Career

  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice
  • Bucks Go Pro intern for Summer 2018
  • Hosts #KearneysCorner feature for OhioStateBuckeyes.com
2017-18 (Junior Season):
  • Played in all 41 games, with 5 goals and 13 assists for 18 points, all career highs; 27 shot blocks 
  • Tied for eighth in the B1G with +14 mark
  • Point in six of the last nine games, with two goals, six assists and eight points in stretch, along with +8 mark
  • Assist in NCAA Tournament win over Denver March 25; Part of line that shut down top line for both Princeton and DU
  • Played in 100th career game March 25 vs. Denver
  • Goal in Big Ten Tournament championship game at Notre Dame March 17
  • Three points vs. Michigan State in B1G quarterfinals March 2-3, with two assists in game one and helper in game two; +2 in each game
  • Three points in series vs. Wisconsin Feb. 23-24; Goal and +2 in game one and 2 assists and +2 mark in game two
  • 3 shot blocks at Minnesota Feb. 17
  • Goal and an assist at Notre Dame Feb. 10, with career-best +3 mark
  • Scored vs. Michigan Jan. 27
  • Helper at Michigan State Jan. 6, with +2 rating, and vs. Michigan State Feb. 2
  • Assist vs. Niagara 12/29, +1 in each game vs. the Purple Eagles Dec. 29-30
  • Goal and an assist vs. Penn State Dec. 1, with two shot blocks
  • Helper at UMass 10/20 and at Michigan Nov. 25
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten

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 and has 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
  • 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

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