Trio of seniors to lead squad in 2016-17
Junior defenseman calls Lakeville, Minn., home
Senior Fritz, sophomores Brevig, Frey and Schilkey all recognized
Ohio State suffers 5-4 loss in overtime to Badgers
Ohio State will face Wisconsin for inaugural crown Saturday
Penn State preview - Tanner Fritz and Drew Brevig
Buckeyes Fall to Michigan State, 4-2 (photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Ohio State 5, No. 14 Penn State 1
MHKY B1G Quarterfinals: OSU 2, MSU 1 OT
Ohio State at Michigan Nov. 29
Participated in Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks prospect camps in Summer 2014 ... attracted to Ohio State because of the Big Ten Conference and chance to play for such a great university ... started playing hockey at the age of 3 after spending long hours at the rink watching his sister figure skate ... has worked as an offseason hockey instructor ... favorite player is Ryan McDonagh because he loves his style of play and would like to pattern the type of game he plays ... Pick One: Movie - Shooter; Television show - 24; Musician - Zac Brown Band; Professional team - Minnesota Wild; Home cooked meal - food on the grill; Celebrity - Mark Wahlberg; Ice cream flavor - cookies and cream; Sport other than hockey - football; Vacation spot - Mexico; Hockey rink - Xcel Energy Center; Book/Magazine - Friday Night Lights; Place hockey has taken you- Calgary, Banff mountains.
Ohio State Career: Big Ten All-Freshman Team and earned a spot on Big Ten All-Tournament Team in 2014 ... two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2014-15 (Sophomore Season): Played in 28 of 36 games and had seven points, including six assists ... 42 blocked shots ... two assists, +2 mark and blocked three shots at Wisconsin Feb. 14 ... scored a power play goal vs. Miami Oct. 17 and had nine blocked shots in the series, with four in game one Oct. 17 and five in game two Oct. 18 ... skated at forward in five games ... five shot blocks at Minnesota Feb. 6 ... assists vs. Michigan Jan. 16, at Mercyhurst Jan. 2, Nov. 21 vs. Michigan State and Oct. 10 vs. Providence ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and to the Academic All-Big Ten team.
2013-14 (Freshman Season): Voted to Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... played in 34-of-37 games and had two goals and 12 assists for 14 points ... led Buckeye defensemen in scoring and ranked sixth in the Big Ten in points among blueliners ... first among B1G freshmen defensemen in scoring and tied for eighth nationally among rookie blueliners ... seven points in conference play to rank second among B1G rookie defensemen ... named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team after posting a point in each game and a +5 mark in the three tournament games; scored overtime gamewinner and was +2 vs. Michigan State in the quarterfinals March 20 ... assist and +1 vs. Minnesota in B1G tourney semifinals ... helper and +3 rating against Wisconsin in B1G tournament final ... blocked eight shots in the B1G tournament, including four vs. the Gophers and three vs. the Badgers ... +16 to rank third on the team and tie for seventh in the Big Ten ... even or better in 28 of last 31 games ... 58 blocked shots, including five Dec. 2 vs. Michigan and Jan. 25 at Wisconsin; three in seven games ... two assists Feb. 15 vs. Wisconsin in series finale; +3 in the series, with +2 mark in game two ... assist and +1, with three blocks, vs. Minnesota March 8 ... +5 in series vs. Penn State Jan. 31-Feb. 1, with career-best +4 mark in game one; assist in game two ... power play goal at Minnesota Jan. 18 ... assist at Wisconsin Jan. 24 and +1 in game two Jan. 25; eight blocked shots in the series ... assist and +1 vs. Michigan State Jan. 10 ... helper vs. Mercyhurst Dec. 29, with +2 mark; +3 in series ... two assists vs. Niagara Nov. 9 for first career multiple-point game ... first career assist and point came at Bowling Green Oct. 15 and had a helper (with a +2 mark) vs. the Falcons Oct. 29 ... first career goal came on the power play Oct. 26 at Robert Morris and had an assist in game one Oct. 25 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent one season with the Sioux Falls Stampede in 2011-12 before playing for the Brookings Blizzard in 2012-13 ... tallied six assists for the Stampede during his time in Sioux Falls ... led Brookings blueliners in scoring during the 2012-13 campaign, posting 10 goals and 24 assists for 34 points in 53 games ... played in the 2013 NAHL Top Prospect Game and tallied an assist in three games played ... two-time all-conference selection in high school playing for Lakeville High School ... captain of Lakeville South High School during junior and senior seasons ... led all Minnesota high school defensemen in scoring as a senior, ranking third overall for his squad ... Herb Brooks Award winner his senior year, given to the hockey player in the Minnesota high school state tournament who strongly represents the values, characteristics and traits that defined Herb Brooks ... graduated from Lakeville South High in 2011.
Off the Ice: Son of Greg and Dana ... has an older sister Devan ... enjoys waterskiing and boating, as well as spending time with friends and family ... communication major.