?We will be a veteran team that prides itself on hard work and a never-die attitude. We will be fast and big, which is a lethal combination.?
Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the seventh round of the 2002 NHL draft ? describes himself as ?a team-oriented, heads-up playmaker, who is tenacious and able to put the puck in the net? ? favorite player is Todd Bertuzzi because ?he dominates in all aspects of the game and he plays for the Vancouver Canucks.? ? pregame ritual includes being the second-to-last Buckeye to leave the ice following warm-ups ? now lives in White Rock, British Columbia, a small-sized city on the ocean that is jut minutes from the Washington state border ? an avid and competitive water skier ? college hockey highlight was scoring first career goal against Maine with his parents in the stands at their first collegiate hockey game ? Favorites: Books ? anything by John Grisham; Music ? R&B (rap); Movie ? ?Old School?; Television Show ? ?Friends?; Actor ? Will Farrell; Teams ? Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs; Athletes ? Mike Weir and Andy Roddick; Food ? seafood pasta; Quote ? ?Don?t put something off to do tomorrow that can be accomplished today.?
Ohio State Career
Has not missed a game as a Buckeye, playing in in 120 consecutive games, the longest streak on the squad ? enters senior year with 83 career points ? posted back-to-back 30-point seasons. 2002-03 (Junior Season) Received votes for All-CCHA accolades ... second on the team in points with a career-high 35 and in assists with 25 ... led the team with two goals, including the gamewinner, March 14 vs. UNO; it was his first multiple-goal game of the season and the second of his career ... had an assist on an Olsgard goal vs. UAF Feb. 22 for 30th point of the season and 50th career helper ... had four points (1-3-4) Jan. 17 vs. BGSU ... posted three points, with the gamewinning goal and two assists, against Findlay ... had a five-point weekend against MSU; had career highs for assists (3) and points (4) in the first game against the Spartans ... had a six-game scoring streak (2-9-11) Nov. 3-22 ... posted four two-assist games (at UAF Oct. 18, vs. Clarkson Oct. 27, vs. Colgate Nov. 3 and vs. Findlay Jan. 7) and seven two-point games ... posted 50th career point against Alaska Fairbanks Oct. 18 and 75th against the Falcons Jan. 17 ... even or better in 32 games ... had the gamewinner against Clarkson (Oct. 25) ... recorded five power-play goals on the season and was second on the team with 18 power-play points ? Buckeye Sports Bulletin Icer of the Month for November. 2001-02 (Sophomore Season) Earned the Coaches Award ? finished the season tied for second on the squad with a career-best 30 points ? second in assists with 18 and fourth in goals with 12 ? played in every game for the second consecutive season ? also earned the Scarlet and Gray Award ? Buckeye Sports Bulletin Icer of the Month for October ? tied for the team lead with four gamewinning goals, the third-highest (tied) total in the NCAA ? had two assists against UAF in the CCHA tournament, including the primary helper on Caponigri?s game-tying goal late in the third period ? scored OSU?s lone goal in the semifinal game vs. Michigan ? had a personal and team season-best seven game scoring streak (3-5-8) Jan. 5-26 ... scored the third-period gamewinner vs. Cornell ... had a career-high tying two assists, including the primary on the overtime gamewinner, at WMU Jan. 5 ... had points in 24 of 40 games ? went more than one game without a point just three times ... had two goals, including the gamewinner, in the 3-2 victory over Notre Dame ... even or better in 19 of the last 23 games ... +3 in the playoffs with three +1 ratings ... scored in the wins at Bowling Green and Miami ... added an empty-netter to seal the victory over Cornell ... tallied the gamewinner on the power play against Northern Michigan ... third on the team with 94 shots on goal ? team was 9-2-0 when he scored a goal and 15-7-1 when he had at least one point ? drafted in the seventh round (No. 222) by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. 2000-01 (Freshman Season) Posted nine goals and nine assists for 18 points ? only freshman to play in all 37 games ? earned co-most improved player award as determined by his teammates ? had a point (6-3-9) in nine of the last 16 games of the season ? posted two assists against Findlay (Nov. 28) for first career multiple-point game ? scored the game-winning overtime goal against No. 7 Maine for first collegiate goal (Oct. 27) ? had three points in the Everblades College Classic, including a two-point game (1-1) against Clarkson (Dec. 28) ? scored in two consecutive games: Michigan (Jan. 12) and Notre Dame (Jan. 19) ? also scored against Ferris State (Dec. 1), Michigan State (Feb. 24) and in the first playoff game at Nebraska-Omaha (March 9) ? posted an assist on a Jean-Francois Dufour goal against Northern Michigan, the second game of the season, for first career point ? an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior To Ohio State
Scored 42 goals and 42 assists in 54 games for the South Surrey Eagles of the British Columbia Hockey League in 1999-00 ? ranked second in scoring on the squad ? tallied 17 power-play goals ? named a Fan Favorite in the 1999-00 season ? participated in the 2000 BCHL All-Star Game ? on the squad that placed third at the Canada Winter Games ? also a standout in rugby ? graduated from Elgin Park High School in 2000.
Off The Ice
Born Jan. 8, 1982 in Calgary, Alberta ? son of Gerry and Anne May ? has a brother, Derek (19) ? enjoys summer holidays, golf, water-skiing and spending quality time with family and friends ? nickname is Scotty.
Career Overall Statistics Season GP G A P P-PIM PP SH GW +/- 2000-01 37 9 9 18 13-26 0 0 1 -3 2001-02 40 12 18 30 21-42 3 0 4 +4 2002-03 43 10 25 35 24-56 5 0 3 +5 Totals 120 31 52 83 58-124 8 0 8 +6
Career CCHA Statistics Season GP G A P P-PIM PP SH GW +/- 2000-01 28 6 5 11 10-20 0 0 0 -3 2001-02 28 8 11 19 14-28 2 0 3 -1 2002-03 28 5 18 23 16-40 3 0 0 +6 Totals 84 19 34 53 40-88 5 0 3 +2
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