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Ben Gallacher

Hometown:
Calgary, Alberta

Last College:
Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
Defenseman

Ben Gallacher

02/29/2012

Buckeyes Open Playoffs at Notre Dame

Best-of-three series set for Notre Dame, Ind.

02/22/2012

No. 17 Buckeyes Close Out Regular Season vs. No. 15 Miami

Teams meet in home-and-home series, including Senior Night Saturday in Columbus

02/11/2012

Rally Lifts No. 15 Buckeyes to 4-3 Win at No. 18 Western Michigan

Carlson scores twice, freshmen Dzingel, McCormick and Gallacher chip in two points each

02/10/2012

No. 15 Buckeyes Fall in Overtime to No. 18 Broncos, 3-2

Schneider and McCormick tally for Ohio State, Heeter makes 34 saves

02/09/2012

No. 15 Buckeyes Take on No. 18 Broncos in Kalamazoo

Teams set to meet in two-game series

11/11/2011

Men's Hockey 4, Northern Michigan 1 (photos by Alissa Clendenen)

Buckeyes post 4-1 win over Wildcats (photos by Alissa Clendenen)

Began playing hockey at age 5 when his parents introduced him to the sport ... Attracted to Ohio State because of the academics and hockey ... favorite player is Niklas Lindstrom because of the example he sets on and off the ice ... works at hockey schools over the summers ... Pick One: Television show - Dexter; Movie - Dumb and Dumber; Ice cream flavor - cookie dough; Rink - Edgeworth Center (Camrose, Alberta); Magazine - Rolling Stone; Celebrity - Jennifer Aniston; Vacation spot - Kaui; Music - City and Color; Professional Team - Chicago Blackhawks; Sport other than hockey - golf.

Ohio State Career: 2011-12 (Freshman Season, Through 12/10/11):Has played in 15-of-18 games (DNP 10/20 at Michigan State, 11/12 vs. Northern Michigan, 12/10 at Miami), 1G and 6A for 7 points ...t-3rd among rookie D in CCHA in points scoring (t-19th among all league freshmen) ...In CCHA games only is t-15th among all D and t-1st among freshmen blueliners in points (1-5-6); t-7th in scoring among all rookies ...First career goal was 3rd period GTG on the power play vs. Alaska 10/27; power-play assist in game two vs. the Nanooks 10/28 ...Career-high 2 assists 10/21 at Michigan State ...Assist vs. the Bobcats (10/7) for first collegiate point ...Assist vs. Northern Michigan 11/11 and at Michigan 11/18 ...+1 10/15 at Notre Dame and 11/4 at Alabama-Huntsville ...+1 in each game at Michigan 11/18-19.

Prior to Ohio State: Selected by the Florida Panthers in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (No. 93 overall) ... spent the past three season with the Camrose Kodiaks in the AJHL ... had 22 assists and 27 points in 2011-10 ... team reached the Enerflex Cup league finals as he recorded a 3-5-8 line in 18 games ... played in 34 games in 2009-10, with 3-19-22 line, picking up AJHL South Division All-Star honors ... skated in 43 contests in 2008-09, his first year with Camrose, posting 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) ... played for Canada West in the 2010 World Junior A Championship, with a goal and an assist in five games ... won a silver medal at the 2009 World Junior A Challenge ... also played lacrosse.

Off the Ice: Son of Bill and Susan ... has an older brother, Liam ... plays guitar ... interested in studying exercise science and would like to be a chiropractor.

Career Milestones
First Goal - 10/27/11 vs. Alaska
First Assist - 10/7/11 vs. Quinnipiac

Career Highs
Goals - 1 (10/27/11 vs. Alaska)
Assists - 2 (10/21/11 at Michigan State)
Points - 2 (10/21/11 at Michigan State)
PIM - 4 (3x, last11/5/11 at Alabama-Huntsville)
Shots - 3 (4x, last 12/9/11 vs. Miami)
Plus/Minus - +1 (4x, last 11/18/11 at Michigan)

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Stats and bio updated 12/22/11

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