Laczynski, Gerard, Weis all notch multiple points, Nappier posts win in net
Ohio State is now 14-4-4 overall, extending winning streak to six
Ohio State scored three goals in the third for the victory, improving to 10-4-4 overall
Teams close series at 8 p.m. Saturday
Nittany Lions win shootout for extra league point
Ohio State faced the Irish for the tournament title.
Ohio State won 4-3 in overtime to advance to the tournament semifinals (Photo credit Mac Connor)
The Buckeyes beat the Spartans in overtime to advance to the semifinals. (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Ohio State Wins B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Game One, 6-2
Ohio State posted a 4-0 win over Wisconsin on Senior Night
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.
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 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
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 ... an 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 ... had 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 ... had 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 ... has two younger siblings, Jagger and Bishop ... enjoys playing all sports and is an avid book reader ... sport industry major.
My Gameday - Austin Pooley