Buckeyes return to action vs. Niagara Friday
Teams will face off Friday and Saturday
Oddo, Statchuck post three points each, Johnson chips in with two
Teams to meet Friday in Columbus, Saturday in Pittsburgh
Instate foes to face off in Bowling Green
Osiecki, McCormick and Olson Preview Quinnipiac Series
Drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes (No. 159 overall) and has attended the team's development camp ... started playing hockey at age 4 after going to his hockey tournaments where his cousins Nick and Mike were playing ... favorite hockey player is Pekka Rinne because they have a similar playing style ... Favorite part of hockey is the culture and community ... Pick One: Movie - Anchorman; Television show - Prison Break; Musician -Jason Aldean; Sports team - Carolina Hurricanes; Ice cream flavor - cookies and cream; Athlete - Michael Phelps; Celebrity - Will Ferrell; Meal - steak and potatoes; Snack - beef jerky; Rink- Cedar Rapids; Place hockey has taken you - Switzerland.
Ohio State Career: An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... CCHA Rookie of the Month Special Mention honoree.
2012-13 (Freshman Season): Started seven games and saw action in nine contests ... posted a 3.09 goals-against average and .901 save percentage ... 32 saves vs. Penn State Dec. 29 ... 12 saves on 14 shots in win vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 17 ... career-high 42 saves vs. Alaska Nov. 10 ... won first career start Oct. 13 at Minnesota Duluth; stopped 26-of-28 shots (allowed two power play goals) ... 25 saves on 27 shots Oct. 20 at Quinnipiac ... then-career-high 36 saves on 39 shots Oct. 27 at Bowling Green ... nine saves in relief at Alaska Feb. 8 ... CCHA Rookie of the Month Special Mention for October ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two years with the U.S. National Team Development Program ... member of Team USA that won the gold medal at the World Under-18 Championship in the Czech Republic in April 2012 ... between the pipes in the tournament's gold medal game, stopping all 27 shots, to earn Team USA's Player of the Game honor; also won Directorate Award as the tournament's best goaltender ... played in 38 games with the NTDP in 2011-12 and had a 2.44 goals-against average and .902 save percentage ... member of U.S. squad USA that won the 2011 Under-18 Four Nations Tournament ... played in 22 games against junior competition for the U.S. National Under-17 team in 2010-11, with an 11-9-1 record ... saw action in 30 total games in 2010-11, with a 2.57 gaa and .905 svpct. with three shutouts ... member of U.S. Under-17 team that won the 2011 Vlad Dzurilla U-18 Tournament title and the 2010 Four Nations Cup ... also competed in 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, with 2-0-0 record and 2.71 goals-against in the tournament ... between the pipes for Apple Valley High School before joining the NTDP...graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 2012.
Off the Ice: Son of Randy and Leanne Olson ... has an older brother, Kenny, who graduated from Minnesota Duluth ... would like to major in business finance.
Ohio State Career Milestones2
First Start -10/13/12 at Minnesota Duluth
First Win - 10/13/12 at Minnesota Duluth
Ohio State Career Highs
Saves, Game - 42 (11/10/12 vs. Alaska)
30+ Save Games -3 (32, 12/29/12 vs. Pen State; 42, 11/10/12 vs. Alaska; 36, 10/27/12 at Bowling Green)
Buckeyes vs Gophers to Close Homestand
Buckeyes Fall to Spartans, 4-2