Tommy Nappier
Tommy  Nappier


St. Louis, Mo.

Last College:
Omaha Lancers (USHL)

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215



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Six rookies on Ohio State 2017-18 squad

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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.