Players focus on learning both on and off skills
Junior had 35 points in 2013-14
Ohio State suffers 5-4 loss in overtime to Badgers
Ohio State will face Wisconsin for inaugural crown Saturday
Ohio State opens play vs. Michigan State Thursday
Osiecki, McCormick and Olson Preview Quinnipiac Series
Ohio State at Michigan Nov. 29
Season Opener vs. Miami
Notre Dame 3, Ohio State 1
Men's Hockey vs. Michigan 2/23/13
Ohio State 2, Notre Dame 2 OT
Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, No. 171 overall ... participated in the Senators' development camp the last three summers ... began playing hockey at age 4 when his parents and uncle got him involved ... favorite player is Adam Burish ... has spent summers working at a family restaurant, Grazies ... Pick One: Book - Playing with Fire by Theo Fleury; Television show - NHL on the Fly; Movie - Rudy; Celebrity - Denzel Washington; Homecooked meal - spaghetti; Ice cream flavor - mint chocolate chip; Vacation spot - cottage in northern Wisconsin; Music - Eric Church; Rink - Cornerstone Community Center; Professional Team - Green Bay Packers; Sport other than hockey - golf.
Ohio State Career: CCHA Scholar-Athlete for Ohio State in 2012-13... CCHA All-Rookie Team selection ... a two time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All- Big Ten selection ... two-time CCHA Rookie of the Week ... team's Rookie of the Year in 2011-12.
2013-14 (Junior Season): 2nd on team with 18 points and 7 goals, 4th with 11 assists; point in 13-of-16 games; enters Michigan State series on 5-game point streak (2g, 4a, 6p) ... t-6th in B1G in points, 4th in points per game (1.12), t-8th goals and t-7th in assists ... 8th in B1G with .570 faceoff winning percentage ... t-1st in BG with 8 power play points (2g, 6a) ... assist in each game vs. Mercyhurst 12/28-29 ... PPG, assist 11/29 at Michigan, PPG 12/2 vs. UM ... B1G Second Star of the Week after 4G vs. Niagara 11/8-9; two goals in each game, added assist in game 1 for 3-point day; +3 in game 1, +1 in game 2 ... two points in series vs. UMD 11/1-2; assist in opener, GWG in game two ... Assist in each game vs. Robert Morris 10/25-26, +1 in game two ... two assists at Miami 10/12 ... assist at Bowling Green 10/15 and vs. Canisius 11/16, with +1 mark vs. the Griffins.
2012-13 (Sophomore Season): Played in all 40 games, with 31 points to rank third on team, ranking second with 15 goals and adding 16 assists to rank third on the squad; set career highs for goals, assists and points ... point in 16 of last 18 games (9g, 12a, 21p) ... nine-game point streak, with seven goals, seven assists and 14 points in the stretch ended in CCHA semifinals ... ended CCHA play tied for eighth in the league with 23 points, tied for 10th with 10 goals and tied for 15th with 13 assists ... in all games tied for 10th among all league players in points overall and was tied for sixth in goals ... received CCHA's Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for Ohio State ... three goals and an assist for four points in CCHA quarterfinal series vs. Ferris State March 15-17; goal in each game, added an assist in game two for a two-point night (+2 in the contest, with 10 shots on goal and goal was GWG) ... three points at Miami March 1-2, with a goal, assist and +2 mark in game one and helper in series finale ... three points in series with Michigan Feb. 22-23; goal in opener, goal and an assist in game two ... four points in series with Western Michigan Feb. 15-16; assist and +1 in game one; three points, including two assists, and +4 mark in second game ... three-game assist streak, with helper in each game vs. Lake Superior State Jan. 25-26 (+2 in game two) and assist vs. Notre Dame Feb. 1 ... assist Feb. 8 at Alaska ... power play goal Jan. 19 at Northern Michigan ... assist Jan. 11 at Ferris State, with a goal in game two Jan. 12 ... goal Dec. 15 vs. Miami and netted power-play tally Dec. 7 vs. Robert Morris ... goal and +1 mark Nov. 23 at Lake Superior State ... power play goal Nov. 16 vs. Northern Michigan, with +1 rating ; assist in game two vs. the Wildcats Nov. 17 ... scored third period game-tying goal Nov. 9 vs. Alaska and was +1 in the game ... point in each game at Minnesota Duluth Oct. 12-13; assist in opener and third period gamewinning goal (and +1 mark) in game two ... assist on shorthanded goal at Quinnipiac Oct. 20 ... helper at Bowling Green Oct. 27, +1 at Bowling Green Oct. 26 ... wore captain's C in two series ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Earned a spot on CCHA All-Rookie Team after ranking second (tied) among league rookies with 20 points in conference play ... 22 points on the year while limited to 27 games because of injury ... 10 goals and 12 assists, with six power-play tallies ... ended CCHA play tied for 20th in points among all skaters (20), tied for 12th in goals (10), tied for seventh in power play points (10) and tied for first in power play goals (6) ... 11th among all NCAA freshmen in points per game (.81) ... in all games, tied for 14th among CCHA players in power play points (12) and eighth (tied) in power play goals ... ninth in freshman scoring among CCHA players ... hat trick and +1 Jan. 28 at Lake Superior State, with two power play goals; first hat trick for a Buckeye freshman since Tom Fritsche Jan. 29, 2005 vs. Western Michigan ... three points at Western Michigan Feb. 10-11 to earn CCHA Rookie of the Week accolades; power play goals in both games, adding an assist in game two ... CCHA Rookie of the Week Oct. 17 after three-point game at Notre Dame Oct. 15; goal and two assists vs. the Irish ... three points (on three total Buckeye goals) in series at Bowling Green Jan. 7-8; goal, assist in opener and helper and +1 in game two ... five-game scoring streak (6g, 4a, 10p) Jan. 28-Feb. 11 ... four points in series with Michigan State Feb. 3-4; goal, assist in opener and two assists with +2 mark in game two ... scored third period game-tying goal Jan. 21 vs. Ferris State and was +1 in the game ... goal at Michigan 11/19 ... assist vs. Quinnipiac in season opener for first career point ... career-high +3 vs. Lake Superior State Dec. 2 ... power-play assist Jan. 15 vs. Michigan ... helper vs. Miami Dec. 9 and +1 at Miami Dec. 10 ... special mention CCHA Rookie of the Month for January with eight points (5G, 3A) in the month ... voted by his teammates squad's Rookie of the Year ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent the 2010-11 campaign with Sioux City in the USHL scoring 42 points with 21 goals and 21 assists ... USHL Midseason All-Star ... played for U.S. Junior Select Team that won gold at the 2010 World Junior A Challenge in Penticton, British Columbia; three points, on a goal and two assists, in tourney ... received the team's Seventh Man Award ... played for Green Bay Notre Dame Academy and was named Wisconsin's `Mr. Hockey' in 2010, along with earning first team all-state ... two-time first team all-conference selection, serving as a team captain, in both 2008-09 and 2009-10 ... had 71 points in 27 regular-season games to win the 2010 conference scoring title ... the Tritons lost 4-3 in the state semifinals his senior year, with McCormick, an assistant captain, scoring all three goals ... member of Wisconsin High School select team that won the Senior Showcase ... leading scorer for Team Wisconsin in Under-18s and Under 16s, serving as a team captain ... U16 team won National Shoot-Out Competition... graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay in 2010 ... also played golf.
Off the Ice: Son of Scott and Kris ... older brother to Abby and Sam ... enjoys hunting and golf ... business - finance major.
First Goal - 10/15/11 at Notre Dame
First Assist - 10/7/11 vs. Quinnipiac
50th Point - 3/15/13 vs. Ferris State (goal)
Goals - 3 (1/28/12 at Lake Superior State)
Assists - 2 (4x, last 10/12/13 at Miami)
Points - 3 (4x, last 11/8/13 vs. Niagara)
PIM - 15 (10/8/11 vs. Quinnipiac)
Shots - 10 (3/16/13 vs. Ferris State)
Plus/Minus - +4 (2/16/13 vs. Western Michigan)
Point Streak - 9 (2/15/13-3/7/13 (7G, 7A, 14P))
Multiple Point Games - 14 (10 2P, 4 3P )
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014
Buckeyes vs. Gophers - Game Two