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Dakota Joshua
Dakota  Joshua

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Dearborn, Mich.

Last College:
Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
F

04/10/2018

Academic Standouts Recognized

20 Buckeyes named Ohio State Scholar-Athletes

03/29/2018

Buckeye Hockey Update - Frozen Four Bound Buckeyes

Ohio State captured the Midwest Regional

03/26/2018

Look Back at the NCAA Midwest Regional

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

03/24/2018

Buckeyes Advance to NCAA Midwest Regional Final

Ohio State topped Princeton 4-2

03/23/2018

NCAA Midwest Regional Arrival, Practice Day

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

11/22/2017

Dakota Joshua - Michigan Road Series Preview

Dakota Joshua - Michigan Road Series Preview

10/14/2017

RPI Game One Postgame Press Conference

RPI Game One Postgame Press Conference

02/09/2017

Joshua Previews Minnesota Series

Joshua Previews Minnesota Series

04/03/2018

Frozen Four

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

03/24/2018

NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinal

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

03/17/2018

Big Ten Tournament Championship Game

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

03/03/2018

Buckeyes Down Spartans in B1G Quarterfinals

Ohio State won 4-3 in overtime to advance to the tournament semifinals (Photo credit Mac Connor)

03/03/2018

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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NHL

  • 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


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