Ten Buckeyes pick up a point, led by Dzingel and McCormick with two goals each
Teams will face off Friday and Saturday
Dzingel leads squad with three points, Niddery nets gamewinner
Oddo, Statchuck post three points each, Johnson chips in with two
Teams to meet Friday in Columbus, Saturday in Pittsburgh
Johnson and Krogh - Quinnipiac Postgame Press Conference Oct. 8
Introduced to hockey at age 5 by his parents, who were hoping it would use up some of his neverending energy ... Joe Sakic is his favorite player because of his long career in the NHL and his skills as an all-around player ... many summer jobs include work at youth hockey camps, repairing hockey rinks, working for a construction company and as a server on a river boat cruise ... Pick one: Television show - Swamp People and Two and a Half Men; Movie - Transformers; Athlete - Brett Hull; Celebrity - Jessica Alba; Ice cream flavor - cookie dough; Snack food - pot stickers; Homecooked meal - mom's chicken enchiladas; Vacation spot - Grandparents' house in California; Music - Luke Bryan; Professional team - Penguins; Sport other than hockey - football.
Ohio State Career: Selected squad's 2011-12 Unsung Hero by his teammates.
2012-13 (Sophomore Season): Played in 35 of 40 games ... five goals and four assists for nine points ... assist, +1 Feb. 9 at Alaska ... assist and +1 mark Dec. 29 vs. Penn State in Three Rivers Classic ... goal Dec. 7 vs. Robert Morris, +1 in both games vs. the Colonials Dec. 7-8 ... assist, +1 at Michigan State Dec. 1 ... tally and +2 mark Nov. 23 at Lake Superior State ... assist and +1 rating vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 17 ... scored Oct. 12 at Minnesota Duluth and Oct. 27 at Bowling Green; +2 vs. the Falcons ... netted third period game-tying tally Oct. 19 at Quinnipiac; +1 vs. the Bobcats ... +1 Jan. 11 at Ferris State ... wore captain's C in four series.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Played in 28-of-35 games ... missed time with injury ... three goals, two assists and five points on the year ... goal and an assist vs. Quinnipiac Oct. 8 for first collegiate point and multiple-point game; +2 in the game ... scored shorthanded goal to seal win at Michigan State Oct. 21, +1 in the game ... tally in win at Notre Dame Oct. 15 ... assist and +1 at Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5 ... +3 in series vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 11-12, with +2 mark in game 1 ... voted squad's 2012 Unsung Hero by his teammates.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent three years in the USHL, skating with the Waterloo Black Hawks in 2008-09 before playing two seasons with the Tri-City Storm ... alternate captain for the Storm ... played in 56 regular-season games, with nine goals, 14 assists and 23 points, along with 62 penalty minutes in 2010-11 ... received Grinder of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year accolades in 2011 ... 9-3-12 line in 55 regular-season games for the Storm in 2009-10 ... received Most Inspirational Award in both 2010 and `11 ... traded to the Storm to begin the 2009-10 campaign ... played and had eight points, including six assists, in 40 games for Waterloo in 2008-09 ... named Waterloo's Hardest Worker ... skated for Stillwater High School where he was named Varsity MVP, all-conference and elite league with 12 goals, 12 assists and 24 points while serving as a captain in 2007-08 ... graduated from Stillwater High School in 2009 ... also played football.
Off the Ice: Has a younger brother, Anthony ... consumer and family financial services major ... in his spare time enjoys working on his truck, hunting and boating.
Stats and bio updated 9/13/13