Players focus on learning both on and off skills
Miller-Oddo-Niddery line combines for eight points
Ohio State opens play vs. Michigan State Thursday
Dzingel and Schilkey post three points each, Frey makes 40 saves
Jardine scores first goal, Niddery post two assists, Tomkins makes 34 saves
Coach Rohlik, Dzingel and Healey meet with media, game highlights
Attended Edmonton Oilers development camp in Summer 2015 ... attracted to Ohio State because of the coaching staff, the campus and the Big Ten ... started playing hockey at the age of 4 because his dad got him into the sport ... works doing landscaping part time in the summer, was also a lot attendant at a car dealership ... grandfather Rich played a few games with the Detroit Red Wings when they were in the Original Six ... played two seasons with classmate Matt Tomkins in Sherwood Park ... coached the 2013 Jr. Oilers in Edmonton ... favorite player is TJ Oshie because they have similar physical game characteristics ... Pick One: Movie - This is the End; Television show - The Big Bang Theory; Musician - French Montana; Professional Team - St. Louis Blues; Homecooked meal - chicken pot pie; Celebrity - Mark Wahlberg; Snack food - any kind of fruit; Ice cream flavor - banana chocolate; Sport other than hockey - football; Vacation spot - Christina Lake in British Columbia; Rink - Casman Center in Fort McMurray; Book/magazine - How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer; Place hockey has taken you - The Ohio State University.
Ohio State Career: Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice ... two of three career goals are gamewinners.
2014-15 (Sophomore Season): Played in 32 games and had nine points, with two goals and seven assists ... second on team with 59 blocked shots and eighth in the Big Ten with 1.84 blocks per game ... three points in sweep of Penn State Feb. 27-28, with gamewinning goal in game one and two assists in game two; +2 in each game ... +2 and blocked two shots vs. Penn State in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals March 19; five shot blocks vs. Minnesota in tourney semifinals March 20 ... three assists in series at Canisius Oct. 31-Nov. 1, with two helpers in game two; +3 in series finale and +4 in series ... assist and +2 vs. Minnesota March 7 with four blocks; +1 in game one ... goal and +1 mark vs. Bowling Green Nov. 15 ... blocked seven shots in series with Michigan Feb. 20/22, with four in series opener ... assist and +1 rating at Mercyhurst Jan. 2 ... +1 and four shot blocks Feb. 14 vs. Wisconsin ... +1 with two blocked shots Nov. 29 vs. Western Michigan and Dec. 5 at Michigan ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2013-14 (Freshman Season): Played in 33 of 37 games ... goal and four assists for five points ... 51 blocked shots, with six Jan. 25 at Wisconsin, five Dec. 2 vs. Michigan and four Nov. 16 4 vs. Canisius ... assist and +2 March 14 at Penn State, two blocks in game two ... helper March 2 vs. Michigan ... two points in series vs. Canisius Nov. 15-16; assist and +1 mark in game one, first career goal, +2 rating and four blocked shots in game two ... assist Nov. 9 vs. Niagara for first career point, +2 in the game ... +1 vs. Penn State Feb. 1 and had three blocks in game one of the series ... +1 Oct. 25 vs. Robert Morris ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two full seasons with the Sherwood Park Crusaders in the AJHL ... totaled 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points during the 2012-13 season ... team’s assistant captain during his second season ... awarded the AJHL Top Defenseman award in 2013 ... named to the AJHL’s North Division All-League team in 2013 ... nominated for CJHL Defenseman of the Year honor in 2013 ... played for Team Canada West in the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, where his team won the silver medal ... leading scorer among defensemen on the 2012-13 Sherwood Park Crusaders.
Off the Ice: Son of Tim and Pam ... has one younger sister, Jessica, who plays for Minnesota Duluth ... enjoys fly fishing and yoga ... business administration major.