Attracted to Ohio State because his father played hockey for the Buckeyes and because Ohio State has great academics and athletics ... began playing hockey at age 5 ... favorite player is former Buckeye Ryan Kesler, because he works hard in all three zones and does whatever he can to win ... played against classmate Chris Crane in the 2010 Clark Cup Finals ... Pick one: Television show - Family Guy; Movie - The Departed; Home cooked meal - steak and mashed potatoes; Vacation spot - Nantucket Island; Music - Jack Johnson; Professional team - Montreal Canadiens; Sport other than hockey - baseball.
Ohio State Career: An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2011-12 (Sophomore Season): Played in 25 games ... career-high 11 points, with five goals and six assists ... CCHA Offensive Player of the Week after two goals, two assists and four points in 6-5 win at Michigan Nov. 19, including power play game-winning goal in the third period; +2 in the win ... assist on third period gamewinner Feb. 12 at Western Michigan; +1 in the game ... goal in first minute vs. Michigan State Feb. 3 and +1 vs. the Spartans ... assist and +1 at Lake Superior State Jan. 28 ... two points in series vs. Lake Superior State Dec. 2-3; unassisted goal in game one and assist and +1 in game two ... goal, assist and +1 vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 12 ... +1 in each game vs. Ferris State Jan. 20-21 and vs. Alaska Oct. 28 and vs. Robert Morris Dec. 30 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2010-11 (Freshman season): Played in 35-of-37 games, with four goals, four assists and eight points, along with a +5 mark ... scored first goal and point vs. Robert Morris Oct. 15 ... three points in series vs. Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5-6; goal and +1 in opener, before two assists (first of his career and first multiple-point game) and +2 mark in game two ... assist and +1 mark vs. Lake Superior State Feb. 19 ... tally and +1 at Alaska Jan. 29 ... assist vs. Michigan Dec. 3 ... tallied against Alaska Nov. 2, +1 in the game ... just five minus ratings on the year ... +2 Jan. 8 vs. Miami; +1 at Bowling Green Dec. 10 and vs. Ferris State Feb. 24 ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Prior to Ohio State: Posted eight goals and seven assists for 15 points in 52 games with Fargo in the USHL in 2009-10 ... notched two assists in 13 playoff games ... helped the Force win the USHL West Division and advance to the 2010 Clark Cup finals ... tallied 27 points, including 15 goals and 12 assists, 58 penalty minutes and was +20 in 56 games with Mahoning Valley of the NAHL in 2008-09 ... ranked second on the team in plus/minus ... played for the 2008 U.S. Under-17 Select Team that participated in the Five Nations Tournament in Slovakia ... won the 2008 MWEHL Champions with the Cleveland Barons ... attended Walsh Jesuit High School and graduated from Fargo South High School in 2010.
Off the Ice: Son of Chip and Janet ... has a younger sister, Anna, and a younger brother, Colin ... father was a member of the Ohio State hockey team in 1983-84 ... enjoys golfing and working with Photoshop ... communication major.
First Goal - Oct. 15, 2010 vs. Robert Morris
First Assist - Nov. 6, 2010 vs. Alabama-Huntsville
Goals - 2 (11/19/11 at Michigan)
Assists - 2 (2x, 11/19/11 at Michigan; 11/6/10 vs. Alabama-Huntsville)
Points - 4 (11/19/11 at Michigan)
PIM - 6 (10/28/11 vs. Alaska)
Shots - 5 (3/4/11 at Lake Superior State)
Plus/Minus - +2 (3x, 11/19/11 at Michigan; 1/8/11 vs. Miami; 11/6/10 vs. Alabama-Huntsville)
Stats and bio updated 12/22/11