Miller-Oddo-Niddery line combines for eight points
Dzingel voted MVP, Gedig squad's Best Defensive Player
Ohio State suffers 5-4 loss in overtime to Badgers
Ohio State opens play vs. Michigan State Thursday
Dzingel and Schilkey post three points each, Frey makes 40 saves
Ohio State vs Mercyhurst 12/28: Press Conference and Highlights
OSU 4, UMD 2: Ohio State postgame press conference
OSU 5, RMU 3: Highlights and press conference
Miami Preview with Nick Oddo, Danny Dries and Coach Osiecki
LSSU Postgame Press Conference Dec. 3 - Crane and Oddo
Began skating at age 3 and playing hockey when he was 5 ... father introduced him to the sport by taking him to Omaha Lancers games when he was a kid ... favorite player is Jed Ortmeyer because he is also from Omaha and an idol ... summer work has included a cleaning service, mowing lawns, hockey camps and FSI Nutrition ... Pick one: Television shows - Entourage and The League; Movie - Wedding Crashers; Celebrity - Mark Wahlberg; Vacation spot - California; Music - Country; Professional Team - Detroit Red Wings; Sport other than hockey - football.
Ohio State Career: Named program's 2011-12 Best Defensive Player and 2013-14 Unsung Player ... CCHA Rookie of the Month and league rookie of the week selection ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... participated in Bucks Go Pro internship program in Summer 2014.
2013-14 (Junior Season): Played in all 37 games and had career-high nine goals, 21 assists and 30 points ... nine multiple-point games, with four three-point nights ... two-time Big Ten Star of the Week ... first on team with +23 mark, ranking second in the B1G and 15th in the NCAA ... ninth in the Big Ten in assists and tied for sixth with three gamewinning goals ... in B1G games only, t-13th with nine assists and t-20th with 13 points; +10 to tie for second ... +2 or better in eight games and even or better in all but two games ... three points, with a goal and two assists, and +1 in Big Ten Tournament championship game vs. Wisconsin March 22 ... two-point night, with gamewinning goal and an assist, March 14 at Penn State, with +2 mark ... assist on each goal in 2-1 win over Wisconsin Feb. 14, posting +2 rating ... at Wisconsin Jan. 25 had gamewinning goal and an assist, along with +2 mark ... three points, with a goal and two assists, and +3 rating Jan. 10 vs. Michigan State ... B1G Third Star of the Week Dec. 31 after five points (goal, four assists) and +2 mark in series with Mercyhurst Dec. 28-29 5P; career-high three assists in game one, with 1-1-2 line in game two; +1 in each game ... B1G First Star of the Week Oct. 29 after league-best two goals, tying conference high with three points, in series vs. Robert Morris Oct. 25-26; all three points came in game one vs. the Colonials ... two assists and +1 vs. Niagara Nov. 9 ... assist in each game vs. Penn State Jan. 31/Feb. 1 ... helper and +1 vs. Minnesota March 8 ... scored vs. the Gophers Jan. 18 ... goal and assist for two-point night vs. Bowling Green Oct. 29, posting +2 mark ... assist vs. Miami Oct. 11 and vs. Minnesota Duluth Nov. 1 ... +2 mark vs. Canisius Nov. 15 ... voted squad's Unsung Hero by his teammates.
2012-13 (Sophomore Season): Played in 22 games, with two goals, five assists and seven points ... missed 16 games because of an injury suffered Oct. 27 vs. Bowling Green ... scored ENG to seal game two win vs. Ferris State in CCHA quarterfinals March 16, +1 in the contest ... career-high three points vs. Notre Dame Feb. 1 (all on the same major power play), with a goal and two assists ... assist Feb. 16 vs. Western Michigan ... assist and +1 Jan. 11 at Ferris State and Jan. 26 vs. Lake Superior State ... +1 at Alaska Feb. 9 and at Miami March 2.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Played in 32-of-35 games ... five goals, five assists and 10 points with team-best +5 mark ... received team's Best Defensive Player award ... five points, with three goals and two assists, and +5 rating in five games (including four-game point streak) in December to pick up CCHA rookie of the month honors ... named CCHA Rookie of the Week Jan. 3 after goal, assist and +3 mark vs. Robert Morris Dec. 30 ... scored gamewinning goal and added an assist Nov. 12 vs. Northern Michigan; +1 in the game ... first career goal and point was gamewinner in 2-0 win at Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5; +1 in the contest ... power play goal vs. Miami Dec. 9 and +1 mark at Miami Dec. 10 ... goal and +1 rating vs. Lake Superior State Dec. 3 ... helper and +1 Nov. 19 at Michigan and Jan. 28 at Lake Superior State ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Played four years in the USHL, two with Cedar Rapids and two with the Omaha Lancers ... skated in 215 career USHL games, with 58 goals, 45 assists and 103 points ... had career-best 42 points, with 24 goals and 18 assists, in 2010-11 ... named Forward of the Year and received the Phil Todd Scholarship his final year ... a USHL Midseason All-Star ... won a gold medal in 2008 World Junior A Challenge ... received RoughRiders' Unsung Hero Award during 2007-08 season ... had 20 points, with 10 goals and 10 assists, for the Lancers in 2009-10 ... posted lines of 10-8-18 and 14-9-23 for the RoughRiders in 2008-09 and 2007-08, respectively ... earned league's player of the week award in 2009 ... graduated from Kennedy High School in 2008.
Off the Ice: Son of Paul and and the late Michele... has two siblings, Andy, a financial advisor, and Megan, a graduate of Nebraska-Omaha ... logistics management major ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... cousins Nick and Chris Greisen both played professional football.