Graduates include All-Americans and academic standouts
Ohio State scores final three goals, including third period gamewinner from Wiitala
Senior forward hails from Middleton, Wis.
Ohio State will face Wisconsin for inaugural crown Saturday
Ohio State opens play vs. Michigan State Thursday
Ohio State 4, Wisconsin 4 OT
Buckeyes Fall to Gophers in Overtime, 5-4
Buckeyes Fall to Michigan State, 4-2 (photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Ohio State 4, Canisius 1
Buckeyes vs. Mercyhurst
Began playing hockey at age 4 with his father … favorite thing about hockey is the camaraderie and the games; Pick One: Movie - Shooter; Music group - Zac Brown Band; Professional team - Green Bay Packers; Foods - steak, chips and chocolate ice cream; Vacation spot - Northern Wisconsin; Rink- Capitol Ice.Ohio State Career: 2014-15 (Junior Season): Played in first 15 games and 29 overall ... career-high seven goals, adding three assists for 10 points ... missed seven games with a lower body injury; returned Feb. 6-7 at Minnesota and had points in seven of 12 games after reentering the lineup ... goal in each game at Wisconsin March 13-14, including the gamewinner in game two; +1 in each game ... scored March 6 at Minnesota ... goal Feb. 22 vs. Michigan and was +1 in each game vs. the Wolverines Feb. 20/22 ... two points in series vs. Wisconsin Feb. 13-14; goal and +1 mark in game one, assist in series finale ... scored extra attacker goal unassisted vs. Michigan State Nov. 20 ... tallied in third period of come from behind win at Bowling Green Nov. 14, with assist in game two vs. the Falcons Nov. 15; +1 in each game ... helper, with +1 rating, Feb. 27 vs. Penn State.
2013-14 (Sophomore Season): Saw action in 35-of-37 games, with five goals, seven assists and 12 points ... played in first 32 games before missing series at Penn State March 14-15 with an injury ... goal and a gamewinning assist for two points in 2-1 win vs. Wisconsin Feb. 14; +2 in the game ... helper on the gamewinning goal over Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals March 21; +1 in the game ... assist in each game vs. Penn State Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and posted +1 mark in game two ... assist on third-period gametying goal vs. Michigan State Jan. 11, with +1 mark ... helper Dec. 29 vs. Mercyhurst and +1 in each game vs. the Lakers Dec. 28-29 ... three points in series with Minnesota Duluth Nov. 1-2; goal in opener and had a goal and an assist in game two (along with a +1 mark) ... scored gamewinning goal on the power play at Robert Morris Oct. 26 ... also had a PPG at Miami Oct. 12 ... +1 Oct. 29 vs. Bowling Green and in each game vs. Canisius Nov. 15-16.
2012-13 (Freshman Season): Played in first 22 games and 38 of 40 overall, registering four goals and six assists for 10 points to tie for second among freshmen in scoring; missed series at Ferris State Jan. 11-12 with an illness ... scored lone goal in 1-1 OT tie with Western Michigan Feb. 15 ... assist and +1 vs. Lake Superior State Jan. 26 ... assist and +2 vs. Penn State Dec. 29 ... won faceoff in third period to set up gametying goal Dec. 8 at Robert Morris ... two goals, including the gamewinner and shorthanded empty net tally to seal the win, at Michigan State Dec. 1; +3 in series, with +2 mark in game two ... assist, +1 Nov. 23 at Lake Superior State ... first goal came at Bowling Green Oct. 27, +2 vs. the Falcons ... assist in first career game Oct. 12 at Minnesota Duluth ... helper and +1 Oct. 19 at Quinnipiac ... +1 Feb. 9 at Alaska.
Prior to Ohio State: Played two years with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL, serving as an alternate captain ... second on the team with 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists) in 60 regular-season games in 2011-12 ... posted seven points in five postseason contests, scoring five goals ... member of 2011 Clark Cup championship team ... eight goals and 23 points in 54 regular-season games in 2010-11 ... 2-4-6 line in the team’s playoff run ... played with the Wichita Falls Wildcats in the NAHL in 2009-10, recording 41 points on 13 goals and 28 assists in 58 games ... also played lacrosse and was a first team all-conference selection ... graduated from Middletown High School in 2009.
Off the Ice: Son of Sarah and David Lundey….has an older brother, Kyle … enjoys fishing ... consumer and family financial services major.
My Gameday - Austin Pooley
Big Ten Honors for the Buckeyes