Dustin Carlson
Dustin  Carlson


Forest Lake, Minn.

Last College:
Alexandria Blizzard (NAHL)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190




Ohio State Adds Carlson, Caruso and Harris to Men’s Hockey Staff

Carlson named volunteer coach, Caruso goaltending consultant and Harris conditioning coach

Attended Washington Capitals' development camp in summer 2009 ... favorite part of the game of hockey is winning ... one thing he can't live without is his dog ... superhero quality he would want is to fly ... in 10 years would like to be "playing in the show" ... says best player he has skated with is Luke Nesper, would most like to play with Ryan Galiardi ... best food he can cook is pesto with chicken ... favorite Ohio State tradition is the songs ... with a free hour he relaxes and watches tv ... began playing hockey at age 8 after seeing the game on television ... hometown of Forest Lake, Minn., is a small suburb about 25 minutes away from the Twin Cities ... Pick one: Ice cream flavor - cookies and cream; Holiday - Christmas; Movie - Rudy; Spot on Campus - front porch; Game to play as a kid - ghost in the graveyard; American from history - Frank Sinatra; Television show - Laguna Beach; Old-school television show - Global Guts; Professional Team - Florida Everblades; Professional athlete - Roberto Luongo; Homecooked meal - mom's meatloaf; Vacation spot - Fiji ... most important pregame ritual is to meditate ... would like to trade places for a day with Harry Potter ... college class he surprisingly liked was medicine in ancient Greece and Rome ... first professional sports event he attended was a Minnesota North Stars game ... first job was as a coach ... most famous person he's met is Topanga from Boy Meets World at Mall of America ... most productive spot to study is his room.

Ohio State Career: National and CCHA Player of the Month in November 2008 ... two-time CCHA Goalie of the Week ... voted Team Most Improved Player as a sophomore ... won Ohio State's 2009 Perani Cup, based on three stars of the game selections during conference play ... enters senior season fourth in Buckeye record books in career goals-against average and third in career save percentage ... four career assists to rank fifth (tied) for Buckeye goalies.

2009-10 (Junior Season): Started 22 games, including the final 10 games of the year, split time throughout much of the season ... 2.80 goals-against average and .916 save percentage (sixth in OSU history) on the year ... team scored less than two goals a game with Carlson between the pipes through the first half of the year, contributing to a 5-10-4 ledger ... 12 games with 30 or more saves and held opponents to two or fewer goals 10 times ... allowed just three goals on 84 shots in playoff series sweep of Notre Dame March 5-6; had 34 saves on 35 shots in game one; in series finale tied career high with 47 stops, allowing two goals ... stopped all 38 shots he faced in shutout of No. 2 Miami Feb. 27; won shootout with a save in round two to hold Buckeye lead; first shutout of the year and fifth of his career ... 42 saves in 5-4 overtime win for the Buckeyes in game two of CCHA quarterfinals vs. Miami March 13 ... allowed just two goals in game three vs. the RedHawks as Buckeyes fell 2-1 to end season ... made 67 saves, allowing four goals, in 1-0-1 weekend at Western Michigan Feb. 19-20; had 33 saves in the opener, allowing just one late extra-attacker goal; 34 stops in game two as Buckeyes rallied to tie ... 27 saves in 3-3 tie vs. Alaska Feb. 13 ... 21 saves against No. 10 Ferris State in a 3-3 tie ... had 17 stops in 4-2 victory at Michigan State Jan. 23 ... made 19 saves in win vs. Western Michigan Nov. 13 ... 36 stops, allowing three goals, in loss at No. 1-ranked Miami Dec. 12 ... 35 saves at Nebraska-Omaha Feb. 6 in 4-3 loss ... blocked 34 shots in 1-0 loss to Northern Michigan Nov. 6 ... 31 saves in 4-2 defeat vs. Quinnipiac Oct. 8, had 30 stops on 32 shots in 2-0 loss to Denver Oct. 15 and at Notre Dame Oct. 30 in 3-1 loss (allowing two goals) ... three assists on the year - at Michigan State Jan. 2, at Western Michigan Feb. 19 and vs. Notre Dame March 6, tying for second-best in a single-season for a Buckeye ... Buckeye Sports Bulletin Icer of the Month in February.

2008-09 (Sophomore Season): Played in 39 games, starting 36, including 33 of last 34 ... 2.50 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and 21-12-3 ledger ... 21 wins tied for fourth in program history in a single season and were the most since 2005 ... 1,014 saves ranked second in the CCHA in 2008-09 and fifth in OSU history for a single season ... 2206:15 minutes played were fourth-most for a Buckeye in a single campaign ... save percentage ranked sixth in the CCHA, 24th in the NCAA and tied for fourth for a Buckeye in a single year ... season goals-against average was eighth in the league, 25th in the nation and eighth-best for a Buckeye ... four shutouts on the year tied for third in program history ... 13 games with 30 or more saves ... winning percentage was 16th nationally ... 31 stops at Alaska March 14 in game two of playoff series; stopped 25-of-26 shots in game three vs. Nanooks March 15 ... 32 saves in win vs. Bowling Green March 6 and had 28 stops, allowing just one goal, vs. Falcons March 7, in playoff series sweep ... made 35 saves, including on last 29 shots he faced, in Buckeyes' 3-2 comeback win vs. Michigan Feb. 21 ... allowed just three goals in series at Michigan State Feb. 13-14, stopping 57-of-60 shots, including 33 in game two; allowed one goal in 1-1 OT tie in series opener and had two saves in the shootout loss ... CCHA Goalie of the Week after earning Ohio Hockey Classic all-tournament team honors, allowing just one goal on 52 shots in the two games combined; had 27 saves in win vs. Army Jan. 2 and stopped all 24 shots he faced in championship game vs. Clarkson Jan. 3 ... National and CCHA Player of the Month in November after going 6-1, with a 1.47 goals-against average, .954 save percentage and three shutouts during the month ... 32 saves in 4-1 upset win vs. Notre Dame Feb. 8 ... career-high 47 saves at Ferris State Jan. 17; stopped first career penalty shot in the game and made two saves in 1-0 shootout win (three rounds); 30 saves in series opener vs. Bulldogs Jan. 16 ... 12-game unbeaten streak (10-0-2) Nov. 22-Jan. 23, with 2.05 goals-against average and .936 save percentage over the stretch ... stopped three attempts in shootout Jan. 23 vs. Western Michigan as Ohio State won 2-1 in five rounds ... made 80 saves vs. Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 28-29, including then-career-best 44 in game two and 36 in opener ... allowed just one goal in series sweep of Michigan State Nov. 7-8; recorded first career shutout with 21 saves in series opener and stopped 24-of-25 shots in game two ... stopped 32 shots in shutout of Robert Morris Nov. 14 and had 29 saves in shutout at Northern Michigan Nov. 22 ... allowed just one goal and made 27 saves vs. Bentley Dec. 12 ... 36 saves in 3-1 loss at Northern Michigan Nov. 22 ... started first game of the year vs. Lake State Oct. 18 and made 27 saves in 4-2 come-from-behind win ... started at Denver Oct. 24 with 33 saves in 3-1 loss ... played in relief at Miami Oct. 11, vs. Lake State Oct. 17 and at Michigan Nov. 1 ... first career assist vs. Michigan State Nov. 8 ... Buckeye Sports Bulletin Icer of the Month in November.

2007-08 (Freshman Season): Played in nine games, starting seven, with 3.44 goals-against average and .886 save percentage ... started four-consecutive games Dec. 29-Jan. 5, with 2.96 goals-against average and .901 save percentage in stretch ... first career action came in relief vs. Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 8, made 11 saves and allowed one goal in 31:21 ... first start came vs. Mavericks Nov. 9, making 28 saves ... then-career-best 35 saves vs. Harvard in Ohio Hockey Classic Dec. 29 for first career win, allowing two goals ... made 21 saves vs. No. 1-ranked Miami in OHC final, allowing three goals (one even-strength) ... 27 saves vs. Alaska Jan. 4, including 18 in second period ... posted win vs. Nanooks Jan. 5, allowing two goals and making 17 saves ... 26 saves vs. Michigan State Jan. 19 ... played in relief at Lake Superior State Jan. 26 ... started against Bowling Green Feb. 1, posting 32 saves.

Prior to Ohio State: Spent two seasons with the Alexandria Blizzard in the North American Hockey League ... played in 46 regular-season games in 2006-07, with a 2.80 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and four shutouts ...tied for fourth in the league in games played, ranking ninth in gaa and sixth in svpct. ... in 2005-06, saw action in 22 regular-season games, posting a 3.39 gaa and .905 svpct.; played in five postseason games, with a shutout and 2.94 gaa ...was assistant captain for the Forest Lake Rangers in 2003-04 ... graduated from Forest Lake Senior High in 2004.

Off the Ice: Son of Glenn and Laura ... has two sisters, Chelsea and Paige ... family has two dogs and one cat ... favorite things to do are hockey, golf, the beach and anything outdoors.


First Collegiate ActionNov. 8, 2007vs. Nebraska-Omaha
First StartNov. 9, 2007vs. Nebraska-Omaha
First WinDec. 29, 2007vs. Harvard
Shutouts (5)
Nov. 7, 2008 vs. Michigan State
Nov. 14, 2008 vs. Robert Morris
Nov. 22, 2008 at Northern Michigan
Jan. 3, 2009 vs. Clarkson
Feb. 27, 2010 vs. Miami


Saves, Game 47 (2x)Jan. 17, 2009at Ferris State
March 6, 2010vs. Notre Dame