Brendon Kearney
Brendon  Kearney


Northville, Mich.

Last College:
Chicago Steel (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 194



Kearney, Parran and Stork Named Bucks Go Pro Interns

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


Academic Standouts Recognized

20 Buckeyes named Ohio State Scholar-Athletes


Buckeye Hockey Update - NCAA Midwest Regional Week

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


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

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


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

Buckeyes close regular season with sweep


Kearney - B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Preview

Kearney - B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Preview


The Buck Attack is Back!

The Mighty Bucks - The Buck Attack is Back!


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.


Frozen Four

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


Buckeyes Down Spartans in B1G Quarterfinals

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


Ohio State Wins B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Series

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


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