Started played hockey at age 4 ... came to Ohio State because of the high-level education and great hockey program ... hometown of Elk River, Minn., is a small town with a population of around 20,000 ... three NHL players call Elk River home - Stanley Cup winners Joel Otto and Dan Hinote and Paul Martin ... favorite hockey player is Paul Martin because "he's from my hometown, a great person, someone I look up to and is one of the best players at his position" ... cousin Tyler Landman played hockey at Providence and aunt Amy Dahle played on the LPGA ... Pick one: Ice cream flavor - strawberry and banana; Movie - Wedding Crashers; Television shows - Deadliest Catch and Ice Road Truckers; Musician - Kenny Chesney; Professional team - Pittsburgh Penguins; Homecooked meal - steak and potatoes; Celebrity - Jim Carrey; Snack food - beef jerky; Sport other than hockey - baseball; Vacation spot - anywhere warm by the ocean and the beach ... hidden talent is throwing pottery and favorite subject in high school was clay ... first job was working in a meat shop ... first pro sports event he attended was a Minnesota North Stars game.
Ohio State Career: Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011-12 (Junior Season): Played in 13 games, with two assists ... assist and +1 vs. Michigan State Feb. 3 ... power play assist and four blocked shots vs. Michigan Jan. 15 ... +1 with five blocked shots Jan. 28 at Lake Superior State ... 18 recorded blocked shots on the year, with three at Notre Dame in the second game of the playoffs March 3 ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades and Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2010-11 (Sophomore Season): Played in 14 games, including nine of last 20 ... scored first career goal vs. Miami Jan. 8 to tie game in the third; +1 in the contest, an eventual 5-2 Buckeye win ... helper and +1 mark at Michigan Feb. 11; two blocked shots vs. the Wolverines Feb. 12 ... assist and +1 vs. Army Jan. 2 in Catamount Cup ... +1 at Quinnipiac Oct. 9 ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2009-10 (Freshman Season): Played in seven games as a rookie ... first action came vs. Denver Oct. 16, skating at forward ... skated in three of the final six games of the year, all vs. Miami (Feb. 27 and March 13-14 in the CCHA quarterfinals) ... also played at Lake Superior State Oct. 23, vs. Bemidji State Nov. 28 and vs. Michigan Dec. 5 ... blocked two shots and put two shots on goal ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Played for the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in 2008-09, earning a spot in the NAHL All-Star Tournament ... saw action in 46 regular-season games, with four goals, 14 assists and 18 points along with a +10 mark and 103 penalty minutes ... spent 2007-08 with the Tri-City Storm in the USHL, posting eight assists and 40 PIM ... played for Elk River High School and competed in the Minnesota state high school hockey tournament, serving as team captain as a senior ... earned all-conference honors three times and was an all-state selection in 2005-06 ... graduated from Elk River High School in 2007 ... also played baseball and was a three-time all-conference selection and the 2007 pitcher of the year as a senior.
Off the Ice: Son of Jay and Michelle ... has two younger brothers, Nick and Alex ... also has two dogs, Bauer and Libby ... enjoys hunting, fishing, watching movies and hanging out with friends ... biology major.
First Goal - Jan. 8, 2011 vs. Miami
First Assist - Jan. 2, 2011 vs. Army
Goals - 1 (1/8/11 vs. Miami)
Assists - 1 (4x, 2/13/12 vs. Michigan State; 1/15/12 vs. Michigan; 2/11/11 at Michigan; 1/2/11 vs. Army)
Points - 1 (5x, last 2/13/12 vs. Michigan State)
PIM - 4 (1/27/12 at Lake Superior State)
Shots - 3 (1/2/11 vs. Army)
Plus/Minus - +1 (7x, last 2/3/12 vs. Michigan State)
Bio and statistics updated 10/1/12