Fritz voted Team MVP, receives leading scorer award
Buckeyes score game's last four goals to capture win; Seniors Johnson and Fritz each post two points
Cambridge, Ontario, native participates in Senior Q&A
Ohio State opens play vs. Michigan State Thursday
Ohio State heads to Big Ten Tournament next
Schilkey and DaSilva Preview Penn State Series
Participated in Vancouver Canucks Development Camp in Summer 2012 ... introduced to hockey at the age of 4 by his father because it was a family tradition ... has worked at a golf course pro shop, but also has experience in construction and landscaping and helped build a hockey arena from the ground up ... an outstanding golfer who won tournaments all over Ontario, he almost gave up hockey to pursue a career in golf but was invited to junior camps and fell back in love with hockey ... Pick One: Homecooked meal - steak and potatoes; Snack food - trail mix; Book - Theo Fleury's Playing with Fire; Ice cream flavor - peanut butter chocolate; Music - Brad Paisley and Eric Church.
Ohio State Career: NCAA leader in blocks per game (2.74) as a junior in 2013-14 ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2013-14 after posting a grade-point average of 3.7 or better during the school year ... three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2012-13 (Junior Season):Played in 31 of 37 games (DNP 10/12 at Miami, 11/1 vs. UMD, 11/9 vs. Niagara, 3/8 vs. Minnesota; injured in B1G tournament game vs. Michigan State March 20 and missed final two games) ... career-high four goals, six assists and 10 points after entering season with one goal and seven points in first 64 career games ... led the NCAA in blocks per game (2.74) ... tied for first in the Big Tean and ninth in the NCAA with 85 total blocks ... six blocks at Michigan Nov. 29 and vs. Minnesota March 7, five Jan. 25 at Wisconsin and two or more in 21 games; at least one block in all but one game ... three blocks in each game vs. Michigan Feb. 28/March 2 ... +1 in B1G tournament game vs. Michigan State March 20 ... +2 in each game vs. Wisconsin Feb. 14-15, with an assist in game 1 ... eight blocked shots at Michigan State Feb. 7-8, with four in each game; +1 in game two ... assist and +1 mark vs. Penn State Jan. 31, with three blocks in each game vs. Penn State Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 ... seven blocked shots in series at Wisconsin Jan. 25-25; assist and five blocks in game two ... seven blocked shots in series at Minnesota Jan. 17-18, with three in game one and four in game two, along with an assist ... two-point night, with a goal and an assist, Dec. 28 vs. Mercyhurst and was +2 vs. the Lakers Dec. 29 ... goal and +2 rating vs. Canisius Nov. 15 ... two points in series with Robert Morris ... helper in game one Oct. 25 and scored a goal, with a +1 rating, on the road Oct. 26 ... scored at Bowling Green Oct. 15 ... +2 mark Nov. 2 vs. Minnesota Duluth ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Played in 24 games ... four assists on the year, all in CCHA play ... assist and +2 Jan. 20 vs. Ferris State ... +1 in 7 games: vs. Quinnipiac Oct. 8, at Notre Dame Oct. 15, at Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 4, vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 11, in both games at Michigan Nov. 18-19 and vs. Lake Superior State Dec. 3 ... assist vs. Miami Dec. 9 and at Michigan Nov. 19 ... helper vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 12 for first career point ... 39 blocked shots to rank fifth on team, with five vs. Michigan Jan. 15 ... four blocks vs. Robert Morris Dec. 30, vs. Michigan Jan. 13 and vs. Ferris State Jan. 21 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State:Spent two seasons playing for the Powell River Kings in the BCHL, with the Kings winning the BCHL Coastal Conference Championship and reaching the Fred Page Cup final both years ... received the Top Defenceman Award for the Coastal Conference and was a conference all-star after the 2010-11 campaign and served as an assistant captain ... had 43 points, with 11 goals and 32 assists, his final year after a 10-24-34 line his first season with the Kings ... Armitage Menswear Player of the Month in February 2010... spent 2008-09 and 2007-08 with the Brampton Capitals in the OPJHL ... served as a team captain his final year and had 25 assists and 33 points ... in 2007-08, posted four goals, 19 assists and 23 points and was named to the OPJHL Future Stars Prospect Team while serving as an assistant captain ... graduated from St. Benedict High School in 2008 ... also played soccer.
Off the Ice: Son of Charles and Sheri ... has a younger sister, Lauren ... sport industry major with a minor in legal foundations ... enjoys fishing and golfing.
First Goal - Feb. 1, 2013 vs. Notre Dame
First Assist - Nov. 12, 2011 vs. Northern Michigan