Matt Joyaux
Matt  Joyaux

RS Senior

Bloomingdale, Ill.

Last College:
Omaha Lancers (USHL)

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 185



Buckeye Hockey Update - Frozen Four Bound Buckeyes

Ohio State captured the Midwest Regional


Buckeyes Advance to NCAA Midwest Regional Final

Ohio State topped Princeton 4-2


No. 6 Buckeyes Wrap Regular Season vs. Wisconsin

Senior Night set for Saturday, Script Ohio on Ice Friday


Senior Salute - Class of 2018

The six members of the senior class look back at their time in the Scarlet and Gray


No. 8 Buckeyes Wrap Up Sweep with 5-3 Win over Spartans

Ohio State is now 14-4-4 overall, extending winning streak to six


Buckeyes host the Engineers in VCA

Matt Joyaux - RPI Preview


Frozen Four: No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Minnesota Duluth

The Buckeyes and Bulldogs clash for the right to play in the national championship.


Frozen Four

For the first time since 1998, the Buckeyes make their way to the Frozen Four in search of their first national championship.


Ohio State Wins B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Game One, 6-2

Ohio State Wins B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Game One, 6-2


Ohio State 6, Wisconsin 2

Ohio State 6, Wisconsin 2


Matt Joyaux - 2018 Senior

Matt Joyaux - 2018 Senior

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Started playing hockey at age 3; father played hockey and got him out on the ice ... has worked in the delivery department for his father’s business ... favorite hockey player is Jared Spurgeon, because he is a small undersized defensemen who he looks up to as a player ... Pick one: Movie - Lone Survivor; Television Show - Prison Break; Music - A$AP Rocky; Professional Team - Chicago Blackhawks; Athlete - Drew Doughty; Homecooked meal - mom’s mostacolli and meatballs; Celebrity - Justin Bieber; Snack food - pretzels and hummus; Ice cream flavor - cookies and cream; Sport other than hockey - golf; Vacation spot - Torch Lake, Michigan.

Ohio State Career: Joined the Buckeyes in December 2015 ... earned criminology degree in Spring 2018.

2016-17 (Redshirt Junior Season): Played in 28 games, with two goals, eight assists, 10 points and 35 shot blocks ... three shot blocks in NCAA Frozen Four semifinal game vs Minnesota Duluth April 5 ... goal and an assist vs. Denver in NCAA Midwest Regional final March 25; ; +3 in the game ... +1 vs. Princeton and had two shot blocks in regional semifinal March 24 ... played in 100th game of collegiate career March 24 vs. Princeton ... helper in opener vs. Michigan State in B1G quarterfinals March 2 ... assist in game one vs. Wisconsin Feb. 23; +3 and six shots blocks in the series ... goal (on a delayed penalty) and +3 at Notre Dame Feb. 10 (also scored the Buckeyes' last delayed penalty in October 2017) ... two assists at Michigan State Jan. 6 ... assist at Michigan Nov. 25 and vs. Niagara Dec. 29 ...  four shot blocks vs. Minnesota Dec. 8 and Feb. 24 vs. Wisconsin ... assist Oct. 7 at Wisconsin; blocked 5 shots in season-opening series, with three in game one.

2016-17 (Redshirt Junior Season): Played in 35 games and had 11 points, with three goals and eight assists ... missed three games with injury and B1G quarterfinal game with illness ... 54 blocked shots, tying for 11th in B1G ... 37 blocks in league games only to tie for eighth ... eight blocked shots in each series vs. Penn State, including five shot blocks Jan. 6 and six Jan. 21 ... 14 shot blocks in last six games combined ... tallied in NCAA Tournament game vs. Minnesota Duluth March 24 ... scored Oct. 7 at Denver in first game as a Buckeye ... three points in series with Bowling Green Oct. 21-22, with two assists in game one and a goal in game two ... assists Oct. 8 vs. Air Force and Feb. 3 at Michigan.

Prior to Ohio State: Played two games for the Chicago Steel in the USHL in 2011-12 ... spent 2012-13 with the Powell River Kings in the BCHL, posting four goals and 12 assists for 16 points in 50 regular season games ... skated for the Miami RedHawks, playing in 35 games in 2013-14, picking up five assists and seven points ... earned NCHC All-Academic Team honors ... began the 2014-15 campaign with Miami, seeing action in four games, before closing the year with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL; 18 points, with four goals and 14 assists, in 38 regular season games with Omaha ... spent two years with Chicago Mission AAA teams and won Ilinois state title five consecutive years.

Off the Ice: Son of Chris and Juanita ... has two brothers, Chris, who played hockey at Miami, and Mike ... criminology and criminal justice major and would like to pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney.