First professional game attended was the Minnesota Twins vs. the Seattle Mariners and first job was at an ice cream shop ... most famous person he has met was Brett Hull after he won the Stanley Cup ... started playing hockey at age 4 ... father got him into the game by bringing him to outdoor rinks when he was young ... Pick one: Ice cream flavor - chocolate chip cookie dough; Movie - The Dark Knight; Music - 80s; Professional team - Dallas Stars; Homecooked meal - steak and potatoes; Sport other than hockey - golf; Vacation spot - California; Rink - Xcel Energy Center; Book - anything by John Grisham.
Ohio State Career: A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten selection and three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12 (Junior Season): Played in 22-of-35 games, including 10 of last 12 ... career-high three goals, six assists and nine points on the year ... two goals at Western Michigan Feb. 11; goals came in 1:55 span late in the third period, first tying the game and then notching eventual gamewinner ... helper in CCHA playoff game at Notre Dame March 3 ... assist and +1 vs. Robert Morris Dec. 30, with career-high six shots ... won overtime faceoff for assist on gamewinning goal at Miami Dec. 10; +1 vs. the RedHawks ... two points in series vs. Alaska Oct. 27-28; goal in opener and +1 mark; assist in shutout win in game two ... assist in each game vs. Quinnipiac Oct. 7-8 to open year ... an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2010-11 (Sophomore Season): Played in 17 games, including the final eight ... saw first action of the season at Ferris State Oct. 23, playing on the blueline, also skated at Northern Michigan Oct. 30 and in both games at Bowling Green Dec. 10-11; ended season with games against Michigan State Feb. 4-5, Lake Superior State Feb. 18-19 and Ferris State Feb. 24-25, along with CCHA playoff series vs. the Lakers March 4-5 ... assist Jan. 2 vs. Army in Catamount Classic, along with a +1 mark ... +1 Jan. 29 at Alaska ... blocked three shots against Ferris State Feb. 24 ... picked up Academic All-Big Ten, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
2009-10 (Freshman Season): Played in 12 games, posting two points on a goal and an assist ... scored goal in first collegiate game vs. Quinnipiac Oct. 9 ... won offensive zone faceoff to set up go-ahead goal in third period vs. Michigan Dec. 4, marking first career assist ... three +1 outings - Oct. 9 vs. the Bobcats, Oct. 24 at Lake Superior State and Dec. 4 vs. the Wolverines ... played in the first six games of the year and in four of the final six, including March 5-6 vs. Notre Dame in first round of CCHA tournament and March 12 at Miami in CCHA quarterfinals ... blocked nine shots, including three vs. the RedHawks in the playoffs ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Prior to Ohio State: Played for the North Iowa Outlaws for two seasons ... saw action in 60 games in 2008-09, with 27 goals, 34 assists and 61 points, along with 63 penalty minutes, while serving as team captain ... was named the team's MVP and a nominee for the Junior Player of the Year and participated in the NAHL Top Prospects tournament ... had a seven-point night, with two goals and five assists ... in 2007-08 played in 54 games, with a 16-11-27 line and 57 PIM as the team won the Central Division league title ... 2008 Outlaws Most Improved Player ... graduated from Farmington High School in 2006 ... also played golf.
Off the Ice: Son of Mark, a youth supervisor, and Diane, a travel agent ... has an older sister, Ashley ... enjoys tennis, golf, boating and anything outdoors.
First Goal - Oct. 9, 2009 vs. Quinnipiac
First Assist - Dec. 4, 2009 vs. Michigan
Goals - 2 (2/11/12 at Western Michigan)
Assists - 1 (8x, last 3/3/12 at Notre Dame)
Points - 2 (2/11/12 at Western Michigan)
Shots - 6 (12/30/11 vs. Robert Morris)
PIM - 2 (7x, last 3/3/12 at Notre Dame )
Plus/Minus - +1 (10x, last 12/30/11 vs. Robert Morris)
Bio and statistics updated through 10/1/12