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Matt Miller
Matt  Miller

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
East Palestine, Ohio

Last College:
Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 204

Position:
D

03/24/2018

Buckeyes Advance to NCAA Midwest Regional Final

Ohio State topped Princeton 4-2

03/23/2018

NCAA Midwest Regional Arrival, Practice Day

The Buckeyes are the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Regional in Allentown

03/21/2018

Gameweek Video - NCAA Midwest Regional

The Buckeyes take on Princeton in the regional semifinal Saturday in Allentown, Pa.

03/19/2018

Buckeye Hockey Update - NCAA Midwest Regional Week

No. 1 seed Ohio State takes on No. 4 seed Princeton Saturday in Allentown, Pa.

02/17/2018

No. 6 Ohio State Falls at No. 10/9 Minnesota, 2-1

Romeo stops 26 shots for the Buckeyes; Teams close series at 5 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPNU

03/21/2018

Matt Miller - NCAA Midwest Regional Preview

Matt Miller - NCAA Midwest Regional Preview

01/05/2018

Matt Miller - MSU Road Series Preview

Matt Miller - MSU Road Series Preview

12/12/2017

Coach Rohilk, Matt Miller and Mason Jobst spoke after the loss

Coach Rohilk, Matt Miller and Mason Jobst spoke after the loss

12/12/2017

Coach Rohlik, Matt Miller, Matthew Weis and Sean Romeo speak after the 4-1 win.

Coach Rohlik, Matt Miller, Matthew Weis and Sean Romeo speak after the 4-1 win.

11/30/2017

Matt Miller - PSU Home Series Preview

Matt Miller - PSU Home Series Preview

03/03/2018

Buckeyes Down Spartans in B1G Quarterfinals

Ohio State won 4-3 in overtime to advance to the tournament semifinals (Photo credit Mac Connor)

03/03/2018

Ohio State Wins B1G Tournament Quarterfinal Series

The Buckeyes beat the Spartans in overtime to advance to the semifinals. (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)

03/02/2018

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

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

02/23/2018

Ohio State 6, Wisconsin 2

Ohio State 6, Wisconsin 2

02/03/2018

Buckeyes vs. Spartans

The Ohio State men's hockey team fell to Michigan State, 6-3, in VCA.

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Ohio State Career

  • 2018 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • 2017 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete 
2017-18 (Sophomore Season)
  • 37 games played, with career-high seven goals, 11 assists and 18 points 
  • Tied for first among Ohio State defensemen in points and tied for ninth among all B1G blueliners; second in goals among league defensemen
  • Second on squad with 53 shot blocks 
  • +12 on the year to tie for 15th in B1G (t-seventh among D)
  • B1G All-Tournament Team selection; two power play assists in B1G Tournament semifinal win March 10 vs. Michigan and had a goal and an assist at Notre Dame in final March 17
  • +3 in NCAA Midwest Regional March 24-25 (+1 vs. Princeton, +2 vs. Denver); Three shot blocks vs. PU
  • Seven shot blocks, with 5 in game one, vs. Wisconsin Feb. 23-24; +1 in each game and had an assist in game one
  • Power play goal at Minnesota Feb. 16
  • Helper and +2 at Notre Dame Feb. 10
  • Three blocks vs. Michigan State Feb. 3
  • Two assists vs. Michigan Jan. 26
  • Goal and +1 in each game vs. Niagara Dec. 29-30; blocked three shots in game two
  • Scored gamewinner in the third period vs. Minnesota Dec. 9; four blocks in the game
  • Assist and two shot blocks vs. Penn State Dec. 1
  • +2 and on the ice for all five Buckeye goals at Michigan Nov. 25, blocked four shots in game one
  • Two assists at UConn Nov. 10, marking first career mutli-point game
  • Assist vs. Notre Dame Nov. 4, with five shots and three blocks in the game
  • Scored at Robert Morris Oct. 28
  • Goal at UMass Oct. 20; +3 in the series, with +2 mark in game two Oct. 21

2016-17 (Freshman Season)

  • Played in 20 games and had seven points, with two goals and five assists, with +9 mark
  • Three-plus shot blocks in eight of his last 14 games and 43 total on the year; 2.15 blocks per game ranked fifth among B1G players but did not play in enough games to qualify for official statistics
  • Scored first career goal vs. Minnesota Feb. 11 on the power play and was +1 in the game
  • Assist Nov. 19 at RPI for first career point 
  • Played in first game as a Buckeye Oct. 22 vs. Bowling Green and was +2
  • Assist in game one at Michigan Feb. 3 and had five shot blocks in game two Feb. 4 
  • Five blocked shots Jan. 28 at Wisconsin 
  • Assist and +2 rating vs. the Wolverines Feb. 24 
  • Helper at Michigan State Feb. 17 and had a power play goal vs. the Spartans in game two Feb. 18; seven blocks in the series, with four in game two
  • Assist, +1 mark and five shot blocks vs. Arizona State Jan. 14
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete 

Prior to Ohio State

  • Spent three seasons with Youngstown in the USHL 
  • Skated in 56 games for Youngstown in 2015-16, scoring seven goals and adding six assists for 13 points while serving as an assistant captain
  • 13 points, on four goals and nine assists, in 52 games during 2014-15 when the team won the Anderson Cup 
  • Seven assists in 56 games during first full year with the Phantoms in 2012-14
  • Played three games for the Phantoms in 2012-13 and skated in five contests with the USHL Des Moines Buccaneers in 2011-12 
  • Skated with Detroit Compuware and Pittsburgh Hornets organizations
  • Also played baseball

Off the Ice

  • Son of Dennis and Jennie
  • Brother J.T. Miller plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Family has four dogs
  • Accounting major
  • Enjoys golfing
  • Attracted to Ohio State because of the great academics, especially the Fisher College of Business Started playing hockey at age 4 
  • Parents fell in love with the game after watching the Pittsburgh Penguins win the 1991 Stanley Cup and got their sons into the sport 
  • Has worked at hockey camps and in construction with his father
  • Favorite hockey player is Ryan McDonagh because “he is a great leader and plays whatever role his team needs him to play”
  • Brother, who has “made me a better player every year” and father, who “influenced me off the ice in every possible way to get me where I am” have had the most impact on him as a person and hockey player
  • Spent a year in AAA hockey and two years of junior hockey with Buckeye senior Tommy Parran 
  • Pick one: Best thing about hockey – hitting; Movie – Inception; Television show – Orange is the New Black; Musical group – Everclear; Professional team – New York Rangers; Athlete – Jason Day; Homecooked meal – chicken and rice; Celebrity – Anna Kendrick; Snack food – Snickers; Ice cream flavor – cookie dough; Vacation spot – Folly Beach, S.C.; Rink – Madison Square Garden; Magazine – Golf Digest; Place hockey has taken you – Fussen, Germany

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