Jeff Salajko
Jeff  Salajko

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Salajko and Carlson Join Coaching Staff

Salajko spent two years on men's staff (2009-10) and Carlson played for the Buckeyes from 2009-12

Jeff Salajko enters his second season working with the Ohio State women's ice hockey program. Salajko started working with the team prior to the 2012-13 season as a goalies coach and continues on helping out in facets of hockey operations.

"I am very pleased that Jeff has joined our staff," Nate Handrahan, Buckeyes head coach, said. "His enthusiasm for coaching along with a wealth of experience will benefit our team and our goaltenders."

A native of Kitchener, Ontario, Salajko served as a volunteer assistant coach with Ohio State men's ice hockey for two seasons under then head coach John Markell from 2009-10. He worked mainly with the goalies, helping former Buckeye goalie Dustin Carlson to a career year in 2008-09, as his season goals-against average, wins, shutouts, saves and save percentage all rank in the Top 10 in Ohio State history.

Salajko spent eight years in the professional ranks as a goalie. A 10th-round draft pick of the San Jose Sharks in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft (No. 236 overall), he played in the American, International and East Coast hockey leagues during his career. He played for the Columbus Chill in the ECHL from 1997-99 and was a three-time winner of the Subway Player of the Year and team MVP awards. Salajko played four years of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (1992-96).