Sophomore defenseman calls Mannheim, Germany home
Freshman defenseman skated in 2014 event
Buckeyes Open Year with Exhibition Game (Photo Credit: Ric Kruszynski)
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Buckeyes vs. Wolverines
Buckeyes Down Wolverines, 4-2
Ohio State Ties UConn
Attracted to Ohio State because of the chance to play Big Ten hockey, it’s a good school and it has a good hockey program ... started playing hockey at age 3, skating for fun in his hometown ... hometown of Mannheim is 40 minutes away from Frankfurt ... Pick one: Movie - Shutter Island; Television show - Breaking Bad; Professional Team - Chicago Blackhawks; Homecooked meal - schnitzel; Snack food - yogurt with granola; Ice cream flavor - chocolate; Sport other than hockey - soccer; Rink - SAP Arena; Place hockey has taken you - Winnipeg ... favorite hockey player is Drew Doughty.
Ohio State Career: Competed for Germany in World Junior Championship in 2014 and ‘15 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2016-17 (Junior Season): Saw action in 36 of 39 games and had four assists ... missed series at Minnesota Dec. 2-3 with an injury ... 49 shot blocks on the year ... blocked five shots in NCAA Tournament game vs. Minnesota Duluth March 24 ... four blocks at Wisconsin March 11 and had three in five games ... assist vs. Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament March 16 ... helper Feb. 17 at Michigan State and was +1 in each game of the series vs. the Spartans ... blocked five shots in series with UConn Nov. 11-12 and had a helper in game one ... posted an assist in season opener at Denver Oct. 7 ... +2 rating at Bowling Green Oct. 21 and March 11 at Wisconsin.
2015-16 (Sophomore Season): Played in 24 games and had four assists ... 31 blocked shots ... injured in season opener and missed next five games; returned for three games and suffered another injury that forced him to miss more time ... returned to action in Florida College Classic and had four shot blocks vs. Boston College Dec. 28 and an assist and +2 rating against Cornell Dec. 29 ... assist Jan. 9 at Wisconsin and +1 in each game vs. the Badgers Jan. 8-9 ... helper and three shot blocks in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals vs. Minnesota March 18 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree and named to Academic All-Big Ten team.
2014-15 (Freshman Season): Played in 23 games, recording four assists and blocking 18 shots ... skated for Germany in 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, playing in all six games and serving as an alternate captain ... assist in each game at Penn State Jan. 9-10, with +2 mark in game one ... assist Dec. 5 at Michigan for first career point and blocked two shots in the game ... picked up an assist at Michigan Feb. 22 and had three shot blocks in game one vs. the Wolverines Feb. 20 ... blocked two shots Oct. 18 at Miami and Oct. 31 at Canisius ... +1 Nov. 7 vs. Omaha, Nov. 21 vs. Michigan State, Nov. 29 at Notre Dame and Feb. 13 vs. Wisconsin.
Prior to Ohio State: Skated for the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the USHL in 2013-14 ... 15 points, on three goals and 12 assists, in 47 games ... played for Jungadler Mannheim U18 in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... 30 points in 33 games (12 goals, 18 assists) in his last year with the organization ... had 13 points in 32 games in 2011-12 ... played for Germany in the 2012 and 2013 World Under-18 Championships and in the 2014 World Junior Under-20 Championship ... member of four national championship squads in Germany and served as team captain on one winning team ... graduated from Mona Shores High School in 2014.
Off the Ice: Son of Claudia and Uwe ... has a brother, Timo ... economics major ... enjoys video games and playing soccer, used to play the drums.