Jeff Michael
Jeff  Michael

RS Senior

Hilliard, Ohio

Last College:
North Bay Skyhawks (NOJHL)

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175




Hjelle Voted Team MVP to Lead Buckeye Award Winners

Dalrymple selected Rookie of the Year


Athletics Good Stuff

March 19 - 25, 2013


Buckeyes Fall to Notre Dame in CCHA Semifinals, 3-1

Hjelle makes 41 saves, Dzingel scores for the Buckeyes


Buckeyes Heading to The Joe for CCHA Championship

Team to face Notre Dame in semifinals Saturday


Buckeyes Begin Postseason Play at Home vs. Ferris State

Teams will meet in quarterfinal best-of-three series in OSU Ice Rink

Owned and operated his own landscape maintenance business throughout high school ... attracted to Ohio State because of "hometown dreams" ... first pro sports event he attended was a Detroit Tigers game ... childhood hero was his dad ... most famous person he has met is Ken Dryden while on a family vacation to Toronto while he was in elementary school ... began playing hockey at age 6 ... started playing because his neighbor put street pads on him and started shooting on him for target practice. "I loved it, a ton of black eyes and bloody noses later." ... favorite hockey player is Martin Brodeur, because of his atheistic and ability to succeed every year ... Pick one: Olympic sport to watch - water polo; Ice cream flavor - strawberry; subject in high schol - art; Movie - The Hangover; Musician - TI; Professional Team - Columbus Blue Jackets; Athlete - Roberto Loungo; Homecooked meal - anything Italian; Celebrity - Denzel Washington; Sport other than hockey - basketball; Vacation spot - Florida; Rink - Memorial Gardens.

Ohio State Career: Two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten choice and three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

2010-11 (Junior Season): Did not see game action ... earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades for posting a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher during 2011-12 ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2010-11 (Sophomore season): Came on in relief at Alaska Jan. 29 for first collegiate action; stopped 6-of-7 shots against the Nanooks ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2009-10 (Freshman season): Did not see game action ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and had team-high grade-point average for the school year.

Prior to Ohio State: Played for the North Bay Skyhawks in the Northern Ontario Junior A Hockey League, earning second all-star team honors ... won the NOJHL Wayne Chase Memorial Award after leading the league with a 2.66 goals-against average and team won the NOJHL Team Goaltenders Award ... also first with 23 wins and was third with a .908 save percentage ... had two shutouts ... the team, which was ranked in the CJHL Top 15 the majority of the season, reached as high as No. 6 ... squad was 41-6-3 in the regular season and advanced to the league championship series ... played for Ohio AAA Junior Blue Jackets in 2007-08, with a 16-12-4 ledger, 2.81 goals-against average and .909 save percentage ... graduated from Hilliard Davidson High School in 2008.

Off the Ice: Son of Jerry, a builder, and Christine, a teacher ... has a twin sister, Julie, a student at Michigan ... majoring in accounting ... enjoys hanging out with friends and having fun, playing video games and watching television.

Career Milestones
First Appearance - Jan. 29, 2011 at Alaska

Career Highs
Saves, Game - 6 (1/29/11 at Alaska)


Bio and stats updated through 10/1/12