Junior goalie hails from Upper Arlington, Ohio
Ohio State opens play vs. Michigan State Thursday
Ohio State makes first trip to University Park
Buckeyes and Gophers close Ohio State home slate
B1G games set for Friday in Ann Arbor, Sunday in Columbus
Fritz and Davis Preview Canisius Series
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.
Ohio State Career: A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2014-15.
2014-15 (Sophomore Season): Played in two games, both vs. Michigan ... played 24:49 Jan. 16 at home and had six saves, along with stopping a penalty shot attempt by Zach Hyman ... played 18:49 in relief at Michigan Dec. 5 and stopped all five shots he faced ... earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades after posting a grade-point average of 3.7+ during the 2014-15 school year ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2013-14 (Freshman Season): Played in five games, with three wins, 2.21 goals-against average and .909 save percentage ... career-high 34 saves - and stopped a penalty shot - in overtime loss at Michigan Nov. 29; game was inaugural Big Ten contest ... assist vs. Michigan Dec. 2 for first point ... B1G Third Star of the Week after picking up two wins, stopping 42-of-43 shots, in sweep of Canisius Nov. 15-16; 22 saves in game one for first career shutout, 22 saves in game two ... first collegiate action was 11/9 vs. Niagara, playing 56:16 in relief and allowing one 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 1,177 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 ... business administration major.