Ohio State scored three goals in the third for the victory, improving to 10-4-4 overall
No. 11/13 Ohio State takes on the Nittany Lions this weekend
Gerard scores twice for the Buckeyes, Romeo makes 31 saves
Nappier notches first collegiate win in goal, six Buckeyes record multiple points
Ohio State extends unbeaten streak to six (4-0-2)
Ohio State won 2-1 over Minnesota
(Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Ohio State lost to Notre Dame, 4-1, in the first B1G game between the teams. (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
NCAA Practice in Fargo
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Brother J.T. Miller plays for the New York Rangers … 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” … spends time in the summer drag racing with his grandfather … 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 … played with Buckeye senior Luke Stork in AAA hockey for about five years as well as in junior hockey and spent a year in AAA hockey and two years of junior hockey with Buckeye junior 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.
Ohio State Career: Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a freshman.
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 honoree.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent last 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 ... played for Detroit Compuware and Pittsburgh Hornets organizations … also played baseball.
Off the Ice: Son of Dennis and Jennie … has an older brother, J.T. … family has four dogs … accounting major … enjoys golfing.