Attracted to Ohio State because he is a local player, along with the unbelievable coaching staff and facilities ... introduced to hockey by his father when he was 3 years old ... favorite player is Stu Barnes because he is entertaining to watch ... taught at hockey camps over his summers ... Pick One: Ice cream flavor - moose tracks; Television show - Entourage; Movie - Happy Gilmore; Celebrity - Adam Sandler; Vacation spot - Atlanta, Ga.; Music - Brad Paisley; Professional Team - Columbus Blue Jackets; Sport other than hockey - lacrosse.
Ohio State Career: 2013-14 (Junior Season):Played 10/26 at Robert Morris, with 4 blocked shots ... Also skated 11/1 vs. Minnesota Duluth and 11/9 vs. Niagara ...+1 and 2 blocked shots 11/9 vs. Niagara.
2012-13 (Sophomore Season): Played in eight games, with three assists ... saw action in season opener Oct. 12 at Minnesota Duluth, Oct. 20 at Quinnipiac, in both games at Bowling Green Oct. 26-27, in both games of Three Rivers Classic Dec. 28-29 vs. Robert Morris and Penn State, vs. Michigan Feb. 23 and in both games at Miami March 1-2 ... +1 at Miami March 1, picked up an assist vs. the RedHawks March 2 ... assist and +1 vs. Michigan Feb. 23, with two blocked shots in the game ... +3 in series at Bowling Green, with career-high +2 mark (and three blocked shots) in game two and +1 rating in game one ... assist and +1 vs. Penn State Dec. 29.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Played in 16 games, including last six of the year ... assist at Michigan State Oct. 21 for first career point; +1 vs. the Spartans ... also +1 vs. Michigan State Feb. 4 and at Western Michigan Feb. 10 ... blocked three shots at Quinnipiac Oct. 8 and had two blocks in each game at Western Michigan Feb. 10-11.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two years with the Sioux Falls Stampede in the USHL ... had 13 assists and +10 mark in 51 regular-season games in 2010-11 ... scored a goal in the postseason ... nine points, including seven helpers, in 46 regular-season games during 2009-10 ... first player to commit to Ohio State after playing for the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets AAA team ... graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2011, also attended Olentangy Orange High School ... also a letterwinner in lacrosse.
Off the Ice: Son of Ed and Kim... father played hockey at Denver, while mother was a gymnast for the Pioneers ... father played professional hockey as well, including skating in nine games with the Montreal Canadians ... older brother to Cameron and Breea ... interests include mountain biking, computers and boating ... communication major.
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014