Dakota Joshua
Dakota  Joshua


Dearborn, Mich.

Last College:
Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200



Academic Standouts Recognized

20 Buckeyes named Ohio State Scholar-Athletes


Buckeye Hockey Update - Frozen Four Bound Buckeyes

Ohio State captured the Midwest Regional


Look Back at the NCAA Midwest Regional

Ohio State posted two wins to advance to the NCAA Frozen Four


Buckeyes Advance to NCAA Midwest Regional Final

Ohio State topped Princeton 4-2


NCAA Midwest Regional Arrival, Practice Day

The Buckeyes are the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional in Allentown


Dakota Joshua - Michigan Road Series Preview

Dakota Joshua - Michigan Road Series Preview


RPI Game One Postgame Press Conference

RPI Game One Postgame Press Conference


Joshua Previews Minnesota Series

Joshua Previews Minnesota Series


Frozen Four

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


NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal

Ohio State faced Princeton in the PPL Center in Allentown, Pa.


Big Ten Tournament Championship Game

No. 2 seed Ohio State fell to No. 1 seed Notre Dame in overtime. (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)


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)

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  • Drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto (No. 128 overall)
  • Attended team’s development camp in Summer 2014, ‘16 and ‘17 (missed 2015 with injury)

Ohio State Career
  • Honorable Mention All-B1G in 2017
  • 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team
  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten 
2017-18 (Junior Season) 
  • Played in 34 games, with 15-11-26 line
  • Point in 12 of his last 19 games (11g, 6a, 17p)
  • Tied for seventh in B1G in goals, tied for sixth with six power play goals
  • Finished tied for fourth in B1G games only with 11 goals
  • NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team; Shut down Princeton and Denver's top lines; Opened scoring vs. Denver; Won 66.7% of his faceoffs (26-13); Blocked three shotsSeventh in NCAA, first in B1G with .592 faceoff winning percentage (260-179); First in league with .593 winning percentage in B1G games only (131-90)
  • Assist in NCAA Tournament semifinal game vs. Minnesota Duluth April 5
  • Power play goal and power play assist vs. Michigan in Big Ten Tournament semifinals March 10
  • Two goals and +4 rating vs. Wisconsin Feb. 23
  • Two points vs. Michigan Jan. 26, with a PPG and an assist
  • Power play goal at Penn State Jan. 13
  • Three points in series at Michigan State Jan. 5-6; assist in game one, 2 goals (and +2) in game two
  • Assist in each game vs. Minnesota Dec. 8-9
  • Scored vs. Penn State Dec. 1
  • Goal and an assist in back-to-back games against Notre Dame Nov. 4 and at UConn Nov. 10
  • Assist in each game at UMass Oct. 20-21
  • Goal Oct. 13 vs. RPI

2016-17 (Sophomore Season)

  • Career-high 12 goals, 23 assists and 35 points en route to Honorable Mention All-B1G accolades 
  • 20 points in league play to tie for 10th in scoring 
  • Point in 24 of 33 games played, including in 20 of last 26 
  • Five two-assist games and a three-assist outing 
  • Missed Dec. 3 game because of a B1G suspension and five contests with illness 
  • 11 points in last nine games combined (3g, 8a) 
  • Eighth in B1G in points per game (1.06) and 13th in total points 
  • Career-high three assists vs. Michigan Feb. 24 
  • First career two-goal game came vs. Minnesota Feb. 11 
  • Four points in series at Penn State Jan. 20-21; two assists in game one, goal and assist in game two 
  • Four points in series vs. Michigan State March 3-4; two assists in game one, third period GWG (on the power play) and an assist in game two
  • Scored gamewinner at RPI Nov. 18 
  • Three points, with two assists, at Robert Morris Nov. 5
  • Two helpers Oct. 21 at Bowling Green and Oct. 28 at Niagara 
  • 15 power play points, as Buckeyes led NCAA, converting 31.6 percent of their chances with the extra man
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Acdemic All-Big Ten choice

2015-16 (Freshman Season)
  • 17 points, with five goals and 12 assists, while playing in 29 games 
  • Three points and +5 in the series vs. Michigan March 4/6; goal and +3 in road win to open series and two points, with a goal and an assist, and +2 mark, in game two victory
  • Scored shootout winner vs. Wolverines Jan. 15
  • First career goal and picked up an assist at Michigan Jan. 17 
  • Two assists and +3 mark at Michigan State March 11 
  • Power play goal vs. Minnesota Feb. 12 
  • Assist in three games in a row, with one in each contest at Omaha Nov. 27-28 and one at Minnesota Dec 4 
  • Helper vs. Canisius Nov. 13 was first career point

Prior to Ohio State

  • Drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto (No. 128 overall)
  • Played two full seasons with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL
  • 13 points in 11 playoff games, with four goals and nine assists, to rank third in playoff scoring for the Stampede as they won the Clark Cup 
  • 20 goals, 24 assists and 44 points in 52 regular season games; eight power play goals and two shorthanded scores
  • Member of gold medal winning team at 2014 World Junior A Challenge
  • 38 points, with 17 goals and 21 assists, in 55 games for the Stampede in 2013-14 
  • Spent time with U.S. National Team Development Program 
  • Played for Honeybaked program in 2011-12 and 2012-13
  • Also played basketball
  • Graduated from Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 2014

Off the Ice

  • Son of Alexander and Jullee and has two younger brothers, Jagger and Bishop
  • Enjoys playing all sports and is an avid book reader 
  • Sport industry major
  • Attracted to Ohio State because “it is the best all-around school in the country” 
  • Started playing hockey at age 3; got into the game because his mother plays
  • Has mentored children in a summer program
  • Favorite player is Pavel Datsyuk because he loves to watch him play the game
  • Played with Buckeye classmate Brendon Kearney in youth hockey 
  • Pick one: Movie - Like Mike; Television show - SportsCenter; Musical group - Meek Mill; Athlete - Kobe Bryant; Homecooked meal - chicken parm; Celebrity - Jennifer Aniston; Ice cream flavor - rocky road; Vacation spot - Huntington Beach, Calif.; Magazine - Sports Illustrated