Riley Simpson
Riley  Simpson

Innisfail, AB

Last College:
Brooks Bandits (AJHL)

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 178



Hjelle Voted Team MVP to Lead Buckeye Award Winners

Dalrymple selected Rookie of the Year


Buckeyes Heading to The Joe for CCHA Championship

Team to face Notre Dame in semifinals Saturday


Buckeyes Begin Postseason Play at Home vs. Ferris State

Teams will meet in quarterfinal best-of-three series in OSU Ice Rink


Buckeyes Wrap Regular Season at No. 3 Miami

Teams meet Friday and Saturday in Oxford, Ohio


Buckeyes Tie No. 6 Western Michigan , 1-1 in OT

Hjelle posts 30 saves, Broncos win shootout


CCHA Semifinals, Joe Louis Arena

Notre Dame 3, Ohio State 1


MHKY vs. Lake State

Ohio State 6, Lake Superior State 1


MHKY vs. Robert Morris

RMU 3, OSU 2

Attracted to Ohio State for the hockey program, campus and academics ... began playing hockey with his father when he was 3 at the ice rink behind his house ... favorite player is Jonathon Toews because he is a role model on and off the ice ... has worked at a golf course in the summers mowing greens and completing maintenance ... Pick One: Television show - Friday Nights Lights; Movie - Shawshank Redemption; Homecooked meal - roast beef and mashed potatoes with gravy; Vacation spot - Puerto Vallarta; Music - Jason Aldean; Professional Team - Chicago Blackhawks; Sport other than hockey - golf.

Ohio State Career: 2011-12 (Redshirt Season): Received medical redshirt ... played Oct. 7 vs. Quinnipiac and Oct. 14 at Notre Dame but missed remainder of season with injury.

Prior to OSU: Spent two seasons with the Brooks Bandits in the AJHL ... earned a spot on the AJHL South Division All-League Team ... played in 59 regular-season games in 2010-11 and had 76 points, with team-best 35 goals and 41 assists, more than doubling his point total from the previous year ... third in the AJHL in points and tied for second in goals ... Brooks Bandits Game Star Award in 2010-2011 ... 10 points in 10 playoff games in 2010-11 ... had 34 points, with 16 goals and 18 assists, in 58 games in 2009-10 to earn a spot on the South Division All-Rookie Team and win team's Rookie of the Year award ... graduated from Brooks Composite High School in 2011 ... also played baseball and won Alberta provincials.

Off the Ice: Son of Dwayne and Patty... one younger sibling, Bailey... uncle Larry Moberg was a goalie for Alaska Fairbanks ... biology major. ... enjoys camping and horseback riding.


Bio and statistics updated 10/1/12