Attracted to Ohio State because he grew up a Buckeye fan and also because the university has great academics and athletics ... started playing hockey at the age of 4 after attending a Blue Jackets game and falling in love with the sport ... spends his summers helping out with local hockey clinics, as well as dog sitting and babysitting ... favorite hockey memory was defeating the Cleveland Barons in a shootout in the district tournament ... favorite player is Jonathan Quick because he is the epitome of having the will to win and is enjoyable to watch ... Pick One: Movie - Cloud Atlas; Television show - Psych; Musician - The Beatles; Professional team - Columbus Blue Jackets; Home-cooked meal - steak and sweet potatoes; Celebrity - Tom Hardy; Snack food - grapes; Ice cream flavor - mint chocolate chip; Sport other than hockey - soccer; Vacation spot - St. George Island; Rink - Dispatch Ice Haus; Book/magazine - Lost in Shangri-La; Place hockey has taken you - Quebec.
Career at Ohio State: 2013-14 (Freshman Season): Played in 5 games, with 3 wins, 2.21 goals-against average and .909 save percentage ... Career-high 34 saves - and stopped a penalty shot - in overtime loss at Michigan 11/29 ... Assisted on David Gust's goal vs. Michigan 12/2 for first point ... B1G Third Star of the Week after picking up two wins, stopping 42-of-43 shots, in sweep of Canisius 11/15-16; 22 saves in game 1 for first career shutout, 22 saves in game 2 ... First collegiate action was 11/9 vs. Niagara, playing 56:16 in relief and allowing 1 goal on 15 shots.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent time with the Midget Ohio AAA Blue Jackets from 2011-13 ... Played in 22 games during the 2012-13 season, racking up 1177 minutes and posting a record of 7-12-3 ... had a 2.98 goals-against average with an .895 save percentage, making 553 saves ... graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 2013.
Off the Ice: Son of Mike and Tama ... father Mike is the tv meterologist for Columbus channel 10 ... has an older brother Tyler, who attended Ohio State, and an older sister Kenzie, who attends Columbus State ... neuroscience major who plans to continue on to medical school.
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014