Started playing hockey at age 3, with his dad introducing him to the game ... favorite hockey player is Steve Yzerman because he was his favorite player to watch growing up and he even had the chance to meet him at Joe Louis Arena ... hometown of Lake Orion is a vacation town in the summer and has a lot of lakes ... attracted to Ohio State because of the campus, coaching staff and reputation ... Pick one: Olympic sport to watch - hockey; Ice cream flavor - moose tracks; Movie - Slap Shot; Television show - Hockey Night in Canada; Professional Team - Detroit Red Wings; Athlete - Alex Ovechkin; Homecooked meal - anything off the barbeque; Celebrity - Will Ferrell; Snack food - beef jerky; Sport other than hockey - water skiing; Vacation spot - anywhere its warm and there is an ocean; Rink - Joe Louis Arena ... stretches before a game ... first job was as a beach attendant.
College Career: Two-time CCHA Player of the Week ... 2011 Vermount Catamount Cup MVP ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... transferred to Ohio State after two seasons at New Hampshire.
2011-12 (Senior Season, Through games of 12/10):Has played in all 18 games, with team-best 11 goals and ranks 2nd with 16 points ...3rd in CCHA in goals; t-19th in NCAA in goals per game (.61) ... In CCHA games only is t-8th in points (12) and t-2nd in goals (8) ...t-4th in CCHA in PPG (4), t-9th in CCHA play (2) ...Goal 12/10 at Miami tied game in 3rd period in eventual 3-2 OT win ...2G (Including the GWG) and +3 12/2 vs. LSSU ...First career hat trick 11/4 at Alabama-Huntsville (two PPG); added an assist for second four-point night; +2 in the game ...3 points in series with Northern Michigan 11/11-12; 1A in opener, 1G, 1A, +1 in game two ...Two goals 10/14 at Notre Dame ...Scored two first-period PPG 10/28 vs. Alaska, including GWG ...Assist 10/15 at ND and 11/18 at Michigan ...First on team with 79 shots, including 8 vs. Northern Michigan 11/11 and 6 at Michigan State 10/20 and vs. NMU.
2010-11 (Junior Season): Played in 36-of-37 games (DNP Feb. 4 vs. Michigan State) ... second on team with 15 goals and third with 27 points ... tied for 13th in the CCHA in goals; 10 goals in CCHA play to tie for 15th ... four points, with three goals, in the Catamount Cup Jan. 1-2 to earn tournament MVP and CCHA Offensive Player of the Week accolades; two goals vs. host Vermont, with 1-1-2 line and +2 mark against Army ... CCHA Offensive Player of the Week Nov. 8 after five points in series with Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5-6; team season-high four points and three assists in opener, along with +2 mark; assist and +1 in game two ... three points in series at Bowling Green Dec. 10-11, including both gamewinning goals; OT power-play tally and an assist in opener and scored unassisted in game two with +1 mark ... had a hand in all three goals, with two tallies and an assist, and +2 against Alaska Nov. 26, along with the only goal in the shootout; scored extra-attacker goal with 10 seconds left to force overtime ... two points, with a goal and an assist, in win over Lake Superior State Feb. 18-19; +1 in the game ... game-winning goal and +1 Jan. 21 vs. Notre Dame, assist in second game vs. the Irish; played on the blueline for much of the series ... goal and +1 in final playoff game at Lake Superior State March 5 ... empty-net goal and an assist vs. Miami Jan. 8, with +1 mark ... assist and +1 vs. Michigan State Feb. 5 ... first point as a Buckeye came Oct. 9 at Quinnipiac and was 50th collegiate point ... tallied at Ferris State Oct. 23 on the power play, at Northern Michigan Oct. 29 (+1 vs. the Wildcats) and at Michigan State Nov. 12 (+1 vs. the Spartans) ... played in 100th collegiate game at Michigan Feb. 11 ... honorable mention CHA Player of the Month in November ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten choice and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2009-10: Sat out season to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements.
2008-09 (Sophomore Season at New Hampshire): Played in 34 games and had 21 points, recording 10 goals and 11 assists ... had two power-play goals and one gamewinner.
2007-08 (Freshman Season at New Hampshire): Had 28 points, on 11 goals and 17 assists, while playing in 37 games for the Hockey East regular-season champion Wildcats ... ranked seventh in the league in rookie scoring ... six multiple-point games, including a three-point night vs. Providence Feb. 16 ... six power-play goals tied for second on the team and had three gamewinners ... named to Hockey East All-Academic team.
Prior to College: Played for the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders in the USHL in 2006-07 but was limited to 27 games because of injury ... had 17 points, on 13 goals and four assists ... scored 16 goals in 17 games for the Victory Honda Midget AAA team in the Midwest Elite Midget League in 2005-06 ... graduated from Lake Orion High School in 2006 ... also played basketball.
Off the Ice: Son of Ray, who works in sales, and Allison, a teacher ... father played hockey at Michigan from 1981-85 ... has a younger brother, Nick ... enjoys hanging out on the lake during the summer and playing beach volleyball and basketball.
Dec. 29, 2007 at North Dakota*
Oct. 27, 2007 vs. Colorado College*
Oct. 9, 2010 at Quinnipiac (assist)
Feb. 11, 2011 at Michigan
Ohio State Career Single-Game Highs
Goals - 3 (11/4/11 at Alabama-Huntsville)
Assists - 3 (11/5/10 vs. Alabama-Huntsville)
Points - 4 (11/4/11 at Alabama-Huntsville, 11/5/10 vs. Alabama-Huntsville)
PIM - 17 (11/26/10 vs. Alaska)
Shots - 8 (3x, 11/11/11 vs. Northern Michigan, 10/30/10 at Northern Michigan; 2/18/11 vs. Lake Superior State)
Plus/Minus - +3 (12/2/11 vs. Lake Superior State)
Ohio State Career Multiple Point Games - 12
Ohio State Career Multiple Goal Games - 6
Ohio State Career Multiple Assist Games - 1
Ohio State Career Longest Point Streak - 4 games (12/10/10-1/2/11)
Bio and stats updated 12/22/11