Brother, Seth, played hockey for the Air Force Academy team ... started playing hockey at age 3 ... hometown of China Village is set on China Lake ... favorite hockey player is Paul Kariya because he watched him play at Maine ... Favorites: Book - Secret Window; Music - rock, rap, alternative and country; Movie - Braveheart; Television Show - Everybody Loves Raymond; Actress - Halle Berry; Actors - Mel Gibson and Nicholas Cage; Team - Colorado Avalanche; Athlete - Vincent Lecavalier; Food - lasagna; Television Channel - ESPN ... describes himself as a "gritty, hardnosed competitor."
2005-06 (Sophomore Season) Saw action in career-best 25 games, including 23 of the last 27 games on the year ... posted an assist at Western Michigan Oct. 29 in first game of the season for first career point; also had a shot and was +1 in the game ... +1 rating at Notre Dame Nov. 26 and at Miami Feb. 14 ... just one minus rating on the year ... career-high 12 penalty minutes at Miami Nov. 4 ... ended the season with 25 penalty minutes ... missed Notre Dame series Jan. 27-28 with an injury.
2004-05 (Freshman Season) Saw first action as a Buckeye Oct. 10 vs. St. Cloud State in the Ice Breaker Tournament in Durham, N.H.
Prior to Ohio State Played for the Boston Bulldogs ... served as team captain for the squad ... played in 48 games in 2003-04, with 14-23-37 totals and a +55 plus/minus rating, as well as 60 PIM ... was named best defenseman of the Pro-Am Predraft tournament as his team won the title ... earned Hockey Night in Boston All-Scholastic Tournament first team honors ... coached by Mike Addesa with the Bulldogs ... won a state championship with Waterville High School ... posted 75 goals and 86 assists in three years at Waterville ... graduated from Lexington High School in 2003.
Off the Ice Born July 1, 1984 in Waterville, Maine ... son of Alan and Jeanne Pelletier ... full name is Zachary Alan Pelletier ... nicknames are Slurge and Chaos ... enjoys weight lifting, roller blading, biking and water sports ... criminology major.
NCAA West Regional Practice Day
Ohio State Heading to NCAA Tournament