Attracted to Ohio State because of the hockey program and the campus ... was introduced to organized hockey by his father and brothers when he was 4 ... favorite player is Joe Sakic because of his leadership on and off the ice along with his ability to play both ends of the game and to be humble about his accomplishments ... has spent summers working for a lawn service and as a shop hand ... Pick One: Movie - Shawshank Redemption; Celebrity - Will Farrell; Homecooked meal - Steak; Ice cream flavor - cookie dough; Vacation spot- Mexico; Professional Team - Edmonton Oilers; Sport other than hockey - golf.
Ohio State Career: Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a freshman ... named Most Improved Player by his teammates.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Played in 34-of-35 games, missing just the last game of the year because of injury ... led team freshmen in games played ... voted Most Improved Player by his teammates ... six goals, eight assists and 14 points ... ended CCHA play tied for 10th in rookie scoring ... three-game point streak (1g, 2a) and +1 rating in all 3 games Dec. 2-10 ... nine points (4g, 5a) in six-game stretch Jan. 20-Feb. 4 ... three points vs. Michigan State Feb. 3-4; assist in game one, career-high two goals in game two, along with +2 mark ... career-high three assists and points Jan. 28 at Lake Superior State (first multiple-assist game); +1 in the contest ... two goals, three points in series vs. Ferris State Jan. 20-21 and +1 in each game; goal in opener and two points, with a goal and an assist, in game two for first career multiple-point game ... two points in series vs. Miami; assist in game one Dec. 9 and goal Dec. 10; +1 in each outing ... assist and +1 vs. Lake Superior State Dec. 3 ... scored first career goal Nov. 5 at Alabama-Huntsville; +1 in the game ... first career assist and point was Oct. 28 vs. Alaska; helper came on the power play ... scored in shootout vs. Alaska 10/27 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent four seasons with the Grande Prairie Storm in the AJHL ... named 2011 AJHL MVP after ranking fourth in the league and first on the team with 74 points in 60 games ... served as team captain in 2010-11 after recording 31 goals and 43 assists ... unanimous selection to the 2011 AJHL North Division Team ... had 54 points (in 54 regular-season games), with 27 goals and 27 assists, in 2009-10 ... posted 19-24-43 line in 57 regular-season games in 2008-09 as the Storm won the AJHL title (had 12 points in 19 postseason games) ... in first year with the Storm in 2007-08 limited to 28 games because of injury, recording eight points on four goals and four assists ... played for Canada West in the World Junior A Championship in both 2008 and `09; was invited to play in the 2010 event but opted to remain in Grand Prairie and take care of his schooling ... won the Storm's two-way player award in 2009 and `10 ... graduated from Grande Prairie St. Joseph High School in 2009.
Off the Ice: Son of Irwin and Shirley... has two older brothers, Dustin and Draypr Riendeau ... cousin of Daymen Rycroft (Bencharski) who played for the Buckeyes from 2001-04 ... enjoys baseball and golf ... sport and leisure studies major.
First Goal - 11/5/11 at Alabama-Huntsville
First Assist -10/28/11 vs. Alaska
Goals - 2 (2/4/12 vs. Michigan State)
Assists - 3 (1/28/12 at Lake Superior State)
Points - 3 (1/28/12 at Lake Superior State)
PIM - 15 (10/30/10 at Northern Michigan)
Shots - 5 (1/28/12 at Lake Superior State)
Plus/Minus - +2 (2/4/12 vs. Michigan State)
Point Streak - 3 games (2x, 1/28/12-2/4/12, 2-4-6; 12/3/11-12/10/11, 1-2-3)
Multiple Point Games - 3
Stats and bio updated 10/1/12