Drummer in the band Shorthanded with the Special Teams, joining OSU teammates Johann Kroll and Tyson Strachan and former teammate JB Bittner ... drummer in a band, The Silver Company, throughout high school ... the group recorded a few demo CDs and was talking to record companies before splitting up to go to college ... says brother Howard has made an impact on his life - "He has inspired me and has been a tremendous motivator." ... Favorites: Music - rock; Music Groups - Phish (and Shorthanded); Movie - Tombstone; Television Show - Myth Busters; Actress - Reese Witherspoon; Actor - Christopher Walken; Color - Scarlet; Team - Cleveland Indians; Television Channel - Discovery Channel; Professional Athlete - LeBron James ... started playing hockey at age 6 ... was attracted to Ohio State "for the chance to play for a great hockey program, being close to family and friends and a chance to say "THE" Ohio State University" ... hometown of Shaker Heights is a suburb of Cleveland.
Ohio State Career Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2005-06 (Sophomore Season) Played in 37-of-39 games ... career-best five goals and added an assist for six points ... tied for second on the team with two game-winning tallies ... opened scoring vs. Miami Jan. 10 with eventual gamewinner in 3-0 victory ... also had gwg against Lake Superior State Nov. 18 ... scored third-period game-tying goal vs. Bowling Green Oct. 21 in 2-all tie ... also scored vs. Nebraska-Omaha Jan. 14 and at Western Michigan Oct. 29 ... assist came at Michigan Feb. 4 ... +5 in the series vs. the Wolverines Feb. 3-4, including career-high tying +3 in opener ... ended the year +8 ... even or better in all but five games and had 10 games with a +1 or better mark ... career-high four shots vs. Alabama-Huntsville Dec. 2, Miami Jan. 20 and Michigan Feb. 4 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and to the Academic All-Big Ten team.
2004-05 (Freshman Season) Played in 21 games, scoring four goals and adding three assists ... injured in CCHA Super Six game vs. Michigan State March 18 and forced to miss the last two games of the season ... scored overtime winner vs. Ferris State March 13 in game three of the playoff series to send Ohio State to the CCHA Super Six; goal was his first since Nov. 6 vs. Sacred Heart ... had two helpers in Dec. 4 game vs. Alaska for first career multiple-point game and first assists ... added a helper at Clarkson Dec. 10 ... had three-game goal-scoring streak, starting at Western Michigan Oct. 30 with first career goal ... tallied vs. Sacred Heart Nov. 5 and added the gamewinner vs. the Pioneers in the series finale ... +5 on the season ... career-best +3 Nov. 5 vs. SHU ... had just two minus ratings ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State Played for the Tri-City Storm in the USHL in 2003-04, tying for third on the team in scoring with 44 points in 57 games ... had 31 assists to go with 13 goals, including six power-play tallies ... posted 42 penalty minutes while serving as an assistant captain ... the Storm claimed the Anderson Cup championship ... selected to play in the USHL Prospects/All-Star Game for Team USHL ... one of 22 players named to the U.S. squad that placed second in the 2004 Viking Cup; scored five goals and added four assists in the tourney to rank fourth in scoring overall ... played for the Pittsburgh Forge in 2002-03, winning a national title with the squad and earning NAHL All-Rookie Team accolades while posting 19-29-48 totals in 56 games ... member of Shaker Heights High School state championship team in 2001 and earned best defensive offenseman accolades while serving as an assistant captain ... as team captain, named to Cleveland Plain Dealer Best of the Best Team and was crowned Mr. Ohio Hockey for offense as a senior in 2002 ... captain of Team Ohio midget team as a senior ... also played lacrosse, earning second team All-Ohio honors ... graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 2002.
Off the Ice Born May 24, 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio ... son of Beth and Peter Dingle ... has a brother, Howard (22), a graduate of Lehigh University who is an accountant for Deloitte in New York City ... has a pet dog, Brandy ... hobbies include music and reading.
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