Ohio State opens play vs. Michigan State Thursday
Ohio State heads to Big Ten Tournament next
Buckeyes and Gophers close Ohio State home slate
Jardine scores first goal, Niddery post two assists, Tomkins makes 34 saves
Tomkins makes 35 saves, Szczechura scores on the power play and in the shootout
Jardine and Dzingel Preview Series at Michigan State
Ohio State 2, No. 1 Minnesota 2, OSU wins shootout
Notre Dame 3, Ohio State 1
Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Draft (No. 169 overall) and attended team's development camp ... brother, Clayton, is a junior on the Merrimack hockey team ... cousin Macgregor Sharp played four seasons at Minnesota Duluth, signed a contract with the Anaheim Ducks and now plays in Italy ... began playing hockey at age 5 because his older brother was also skating; father and grandfather built an outdoor rink where they learned how to play ... favorite thing about hockey is setting up a goal for a teammate ... has worked as a truck driver for a fertilizer company and on a maintenance crew at a golf course, but favorite summer job was helping as a farmhand on his grandfather's farm ... Pick One: Movie - Legends of the Fall; Television show - Friday Night Lights; Professional team- Boston Red Sox; Celebrity - Ryan Gosling; Musician - Kenny Chesney; Athlete - Roger Federer; Home cooked meal - turkey pie; Snack foods - dill pickle potato chips and cookie dough ice cream; Sport other than hockey - tennis; Rink - Red Deer Arena; Vacation spot - Alberta Rocky Mountains; Book - Showdown.
Ohio State Career: An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.2013-14 (Sophomore Season): Played in 15 of 16 games (DNP 10/15 at BG), four assists ... +5 in series vs. Mercyhurst 12/28-29; +2 with an assist in game one, +3 in game two ... Assist on Ryan Dzingel's goal 12/2 vs. Michigan ... two assists in the second period 10/26 at Robert Morris (first multiple-point game), +1 10/25 vs. the Colonials ... +1 10/29 vs. Bowling Green, 11/8 vs. Niagara and 11/16 vs. Canisius ... 14 blocked shots, with career-high 4 10/26 at Robert Morris.
2012-13 (Freshman Season): Played in first eight games of the year, injured vs. Alaska Nov. 10 and missed 12 games before returning at Ferris State Jan. 11 ... skated in 28 games, with seven assists ... tied for ninth in scoring among CCHA freshmen defensemen in league games only with six points ... +1 in games two and three vs. Ferris State in CCHA quarterfinals March 16-17 ... assist Feb. 22 vs. Michigan ... +3 in series vs. Western Michigan Feb. 15-16, with +2 mark Feb. 16 ... assist and +1 Feb. 2 vs. Notre Dame, with three blocks ... assist and +2 vs. Lake Superior State Jan. 26, +1 in game one vs. the Lakers ... assist in each game at Northern Michigan Jan. 18-19 ... assist and +1 Jan. 11 at Ferris State ... first career assist and point was on a shorthanded goal Oct. 20 at Quinnipiac ... +1 Oct. 13 at Minnesota Duluth and Feb. 9 at Alaska ... led squad with five shots on goal in first career game Oct. 12 at Minnesota Duluth ... three blocks Feb. 2 vs. Notre Dame and March 2 at Miami; 26 recorded blocks on the year ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two seasons with the Camrose Kodiaks in the AJHL ... 2012 Reebok South Division All-League Team selection ... posted 30 points in 2011-12, with 11 goals and 19 assists in 51 regular-season games ... named team's MVP ... won gold medal as team captain with Team Canada West at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge ... finalist for 2011 AJHL Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the AJHL South Division All-Rookie Team ... played for Canada West in 2010 World Junior A Challenge ... named to Team West at 2010 CJHL Prospects Game ... posted 22 points, including 16 assists, in 50 regular-season games in 2010-11 ... had 11 postseason points in 23 games ... Kodiaks played in the 2011 RBC Cup, with Jardine skating in all five games and earning RBC Cup All-Star accolades ... played in three games for the Kodiaks in 2009-10 ... skated for Red Deer Midget AAA prior to joining the Kodiaks, earning league defenseman of the year honors ... also played inline hockey with the Lacombe Rednecks from 2005-11.
Off the ice: Son of Ted, a principal, and Lynee, a physical therapist ... has a sister, Naomi , as well as a brother, Clayton ... enjoys playing tennis, camping and hunting ... human development and family science major.
Stats and bio updated through Jan. 9, 2014