Participated in Detroit Red Wings prospect camp in summer 2006 ... Favorites: Movie - Out Cold; Television Channel - History Channel; Television Shows - Smallville and Alias; Sportscaster - Stuart Scott; music - rock, especially Trapt; Actor - Jet Li; Actress - Jennifer Garner; Team - Manchester United; Athlete - Sergei Federov; Video Game - Splinter Cell ... would like to play soccer or tennis at Ohio State if not on the hockey team ... says greatest strengths of his game are vision and passing ... enjoys reading Dan Brown's novels ... Buckeye senior Sean Collins and junior Domenic Maiani also played for the Musketeers.
Ohio State Career An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.
2005-06 (Freshman Season) Played in nine games before suffering season-ending knee injury in practice week of Jan. 15 ... played in first game as a Buckeye Oct. 29 at Western Michigan; was +1 in the game ... scored a goal in exhibition game vs. Western Ontario ... +1 rating Nov. 25 at Notre Dame ... has 12 shots on the year, including three at WMU Oct. 29 and against Miami Dec. 30 ... had two shots in three other games ... also played vs. Miami Nov. 5, at Notre Dame Nov. 25, vs. Union Dec. 10, in both games of the Ohio Hockey Classic Dec. 29-30, in the series vs. Bowling Green Jan. 6-7 and vs. Nebraska-Omaha Jan. 14.
Prior to Ohio State Played for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL in 2004-05 ... posted 19 goals and 23 assists for 42 points in 58 games ... had 4-1-5 in 13 playoff games ... the Musketeers won the USHL Western Conference championship ... played for the St. Louis Eagles of the USHL in 2003-04, posting 12-17-29 totals in 57 games ... member of Detroit Compuware (NAHL) in 2002-03 ... graduate of Walled Lake Central High School ... competed in Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament ... merit scholarship award winner, earned academic honors for having a grade-point average over 3.5 and was a member of Positive Peer Intervention Group.
Off the Ice Born Feb. 23, 1985 ... son of Larry and Laura Elkins ... has a sister, Carla (18) and a brother, Collin (16) ... hobbies include snowboarding, wakeboarding, soccer and playing video games.
Buckeyes Fall to Spartans, 4-2