Tommy Nappier
Tommy  Nappier


St. Louis, Mo.

Last College:
Omaha Lancers (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215



Academic Standouts Recognized

20 Buckeyes named Ohio State Scholar-Athletes


Ohio State Heads to the Frozen Four in Saint Paul

Buckeyes will take on Minnesota Duluth Thursday in semifinals


Big Ten Honors for the Buckeyes

Rohlik named B1G Coach of the Year, Laczynski First Team All-Big Ten


Nappier Named B1G First Star of the Week

Freshman posted first career shutout Saturday


No. 6 Ohio State Blanks Badgers 4-0 on Senior Night

Buckeyes close regular season with sweep


Buckeyes Shut Out Badgers

Ohio State posted a 4-0 win over Wisconsin on Senior Night


OSU vs UW - Senior Night

OSU vs UW - Senior Night


Buckeyes vs. Spartans

The Ohio State men's hockey team fell to Michigan State, 6-3, in VCA.


No. 6 Buckeyes Shut Out Wolverines

Ohio State downed Michigan 4-0 in front of nearly 10,000 fans


Buckeyes vs. Niagara - Game Two

Buckeyes vs. Niagara - Game Two (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)

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Started playing hockey at age 5 and became a goalie at 7; father, who always loved the sport but never had the opportunity to play, got him into the game … chose Ohio State because of the “academics and rich athletic tradition” … favorite hockey player is Pekka Rinne “His compete level is unmatched and I try to model my game after him.” … coaches growing up included NHL players Jeff Brown, Keith Tkachuk and Bruce Racine … grew up playing on 98 AAA Blues, which produced five NHL draft picks, including three in the first round; Pick one: Movie – Step Brothers; Television show – SportsCenter; Musician – Kenny Chesney; Professional team – St. Louis Blues; Professional Athlete – LeBron James; Homecooked meal – steak and baked potato; Celebrity – Will Farrell; Snack food – trail mix; Ice cream flavor – chocolate; Sport other than hockey – basketball.

Prior to Ohio State: Played for the Chicago Steel and Omaha Lancers in the USHL in 2016-17 … saw action in 10 games with the Steel and had an 8-1-1 ledger, with a 1.87 goals-against average and .929 save percentage … played in 33 games with the Lancers, with 2.93 gaa and .893 sv%, earning team’s Three Stars award … played for the Springfield Jr. Blues in the North American Hockey League in 2015-16 and saw action in 39 games, garnering 2.45 goals-against average and .919 save percentage … named to NAHL Midwest Division All-Rookie Team and tabbed team’s MVP … played in 40 games over two seasons with the St. Louis AAA Blues before moving to the NAHL; team finished third at the Tier 1 National Championship … attended Christian Brothers College High School … played basketball, baseball and soccer growing up.

Off the Ice: Son of Tom and Donna … has an older sister, Madeline, who is attending graduate school at Rockhurst University … plans to major in business/marketing and would like to work in the sport industry … enjoys playing other sports, traveling and spending time with friends and family.