Players focus on learning both on and off skills
Fritz to wear C after serving as an alternate captain in 2013-14
Dzingel voted MVP, Gedig squad's Best Defensive Player
Ohio State opens play vs. Michigan State Thursday
Ohio State heads to Big Ten Tournament next
Jardine and Dzingel Preview Series at Michigan State
UW 3, OSU 2
Ohio State vs. Bowling Green (Photo credit Michael Griggs)
Tanner Fritz, Sam Jardine and Coach Rohilk represented Ohio State at 2015 Big Ten Media Day in Detroit.
Ohio State 2, No. 1 Minnesota 2, OSU wins shootout
Notre Dame 3, Ohio State 1
Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Draft (No. 169 overall) and has attended team's development camp ... brother, Clayton, is a senior on the Merrimack hockey team ... cousin Macgregor Sharp played four seasons at Minnesota Duluth, signed a contract with the Anaheim Ducks and now plays in Germany ... began playing hockey at age 5 because his older brother was also skating; father and grandfather built an outdoor rink where they learned how to play ... favorite thing about hockey is setting up a goal for a teammate ... has worked as a truck driver for a fertilizer company and on a maintenance crew at a golf course, but favorite summer job was helping as a farmhand on his grandfather's farm ... Pick One: Movie - Legends of the Fall; Television show - Friday Night Lights; Professional team- Boston Red Sox; Celebrity - Ryan Gosling; Musician - Kenny Chesney; Athlete - Roger Federer; Home cooked meal - turkey pie; Snack foods - dill pickle potato chips and cookie dough ice cream; Sport other than hockey - tennis; Rink - Red Deer Arena; Vacation spot - Alberta Rocky Mountains; Book - Showdown.
Ohio State Career: An Academic All-Big Ten selection and two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... received team's Scholar-Athlete award in 2013-14.
2013-14 (Sophomore Season): Played in 36 of 37 games (DNP Oct. 15 at Bowling Green) ... goal and 12 assists for 13 points ... 12th in scoring among B1G defensemen; tied for sixth in conference games only (1g, 9a, 10p); tied for 13th in assists among all league players in conference play ... three points vs. Michigan Feb. 28/March 2, with +1 mark in each game; assist in game 1, first career goal and an assist in game two (goal came in 57th career game) ... three assists in series at Wisconsin Jan. 24-25; helper in game one and two assists, with +2 mark, in game two win ... +5 in series vs. Mercyhurst Dec. 28-29; +2 with an assist in game one, +3 in game two ... two assists Oct. 26 at Robert Morris for first career multiple-point game, +1 10/25 vs. the Colonials ... assist March 15 at Penn State and Feb. 1 at home vs. PSU ... +3 in home series vs. Penn State, with +2 mark in game one Jan. 31 ... assist and +1 Jan. 10 vs. Michigan State ... picked up an assist vs. Michigan Dec. 2 ... +1 Oct. 29 vs. Bowling Green, Nov. 8 vs. Niagara, Nov. 16 vs. Canisius and March 21 vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Tournament semifinals ... 35 blocked shots, with career-high four Oct. 26 at Robert Morris and three at Minnesota Jan. 18 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2012-13 (Freshman Season): Played in first eight games of the year, injured vs. Alaska Nov. 10 and missed 12 games before returning at Ferris State Jan. 11 ... skated in 28 games, with seven assists ... tied for ninth in scoring among CCHA freshmen defensemen in league games only with six points ... +1 in games two and three vs. Ferris State in CCHA quarterfinals March 16-17 ... assist Feb. 22 vs. Michigan ... +3 in series vs. Western Michigan Feb. 15-16, with +2 mark Feb. 16 ... assist and +1 Feb. 2 vs. Notre Dame, with three blocks ... assist and +2 vs. Lake Superior State Jan. 26, +1 in game one vs. the Lakers ... assist in each game at Northern Michigan Jan. 18-19 ... assist and +1 Jan. 11 at Ferris State ... first career assist and point was on a shorthanded goal Oct. 20 at Quinnipiac ... +1 Oct. 13 at Minnesota Duluth and Feb. 9 at Alaska ... led squad with five shots on goal in first career game Oct. 12 at Minnesota Duluth ... three blocks Feb. 2 vs. Notre Dame and March 2 at Miami; 26 recorded blocks on the year ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two seasons with the Camrose Kodiaks in the AJHL ... 2012 Reebok South Division All-League Team selection ... posted 30 points in 2011-12, with 11 goals and 19 assists in 51 regular-season games ... named team's MVP ... won gold medal as team captain with Team Canada West at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge ... finalist for 2011 AJHL Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the AJHL South Division All-Rookie Team ... played for Canada West in 2010 World Junior A Challenge ... named to Team West at 2010 CJHL Prospects Game ... posted 22 points, including 16 assists, in 50 regular-season games in 2010-11 ... had 11 postseason points in 23 games ... Kodiaks played in the 2011 RBC Cup, with Jardine skating in all five games and earning RBC Cup All-Star accolades ... played in three games for the Kodiaks in 2009-10 ... skated for Red Deer Midget AAA prior to joining the Kodiaks, earning league defenseman of the year honors ... also played inline hockey with the Lacombe Rednecks from 2005-11.
Off the ice: Son of Ted, a principal, and Lynee, a physical therapist ... has a sister, Naomi , as well as a brother, Clayton ... enjoys playing tennis, camping and hunting ... communication major.