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 off season 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: 2013-14 (Freshman Season): Played in 13 of 16 games (DNP 10/26 at RMU, 11/9 vs. Niagara, 11/15 vs. Canisius); 1G, 6A, 7P, t-2nd in scoring among Buckeye rookies; even or better in last 10 games ... 2nd among Big Ten freshmen blueliners in points (t-17th in NCAA); t-7th in points among all B1G defensemen ... Went +3 (+1 in game one, +2 in game two) in the series with Mercyhurt, assisted onAlex Szczechura's goal in the first period ... had two assists against Niagara on 11/9 for his first career multi-point game ... had a four game point streak from 10/15-10/29 (1g, 3a) ... redorded an assist vs. Bowling Green on 10/29 while going +2 on the ice ... First career goal came on the power play 10/26 at Robert Morris, assist in game 1 vs. the Colonials 10/25 ... assist at BG 10/15 for first career point, 3 blocks vs. the Falcons ... +1 on 11/16 vs. Canisius ...16 blocked shots, with 5 12/2 vs. Michigan and 3 10/15 at BG and 10/29 vs. BG
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 ... plans to major in business.