OHIO STATE BIO
Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 11:42 AM
Participated in Montreal Canadiens development camp over the summer ... sister, Teal, is a junior defenseman on the Ohio State women's hockey team ... says favorite parts of the game of hockey are scoring goals, the rinks and the fans and the part of his game that needs the most work is his game away from the puck ... hockey player he would most want to play against is Sidney Crosby ... superhero quality he would want is to transport like in the movie Jumper ... lucky number is 61 because he wore it in juniors ... would like to trade places for a day with Vincent Chase from Entourage ... best food he can cook "it's not really a food, but I by far make the best smoothies" ... favorite player is Joe Sakic "because he snipes" ... Favorites: All-time favorite movie - Wedding Crashers; Television show - Entourage; Vacation spot - Mexico; Professional team - Montreal Canadiens; Snack food - quesadillas; Rink - the rink on the side of his house back home.
Ohio State Career: An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... Ohio Hockey Classic All-Tournament Team selection in 2009.
2008-09 (Sophomore Season): Had 14 goals, 17 assists and 31 points, ranking second on team in goals, tied for third in points and tied for fourth in assists ... tied for first on team and tied for third in CCHA with +24 mark ... 13th (tied) in CCHA in goals and 16th (tied) in points; tied for third in plus/minus in league games only (+15) ... after points in just three of first eight games, had at least one point in 23 of last 34 games ... had seven-game goal-scoring streak Nov. 28-Jan. 3, the second-longest streak for a Buckeye since 1998-99; season-high eight game point streak Nov. 28-Jan. 9 (7-2-9) ... +1 or better in five-consecutive games (+9) Feb. 21-March 7, including career-best and team season-high +4 vs. Bowling Green March 7 ... earned a spot on Ohio Hockey Classic all-tournament team after scoring in each game of the tournament and posting +4 mark; first-period goal vs. Clarkson in final stood as gamewinner ... goal and an assist against Boston University in NCAA tournament March 28 ... tallied with 11 seconds remaining at Michigan State Feb. 13 to tie the score at 1; +1 in the game ... two points in overtime win over Bentley Dec. 13, including game-tying goal in third period and an assist; also scored on the power play in series opener vs. Falcons ... three points and +3 in series with Miami Feb. 27-28; career-high tying two assists and +2 in Oxford in opener and scored goal in game two in Columbus ... scored goal Jan. 31 at Alaska in first collegiate series in his hometown; had assist vs. Nanooks in playoffs March 14 ... two-assist games at Miami Oct. 11 and vs. Lake Superior State Oct. 18 ... first collegiate goal came vs. Lake Superior State Oct. 17 ... goal, assist and +4 mark at Ferris State Jan. 16-17; scored goal in opener and had assist in game two; +2 in each game ... opened scoring vs. Robert Morris Nov. 14 and tallied vs. Colonials Dec. 6 ... scored in each game vs. Nebraska-Omaha Nov. 28-29 ... assist in each game vs. Michigan State Nov. 7-8, at Northern Michigan Nov. 21, at Bowling Green Jan. 9, vs. Western Michigan Jan. 23, vs. Michigan Feb. 21 and vs. Bowling Green March 7 ... +1 or better in 17 of last 28 games (+18) and +1 or better in 24 games on the year with just seven minus ratings ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... just 22 penalty minutes and received Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for Ohio State men's hockey.
Prior to Ohio State: Named BCHL Interior Conference MVP while serving as an assistant captain for the Vernon Vipers in 2007-08 ... had 57 goals, 40 assists and 97 points in 60 games, ranking third in the league in points and first with nine shorthanded goals ... began 2006-07 with North Dakota in the WCHA, playing in four games and posting one assist, before leaving to join the Vipers ... played in 24 games with the Vipers in 2006-07, recording 11 goals, 15 assists and 26 points ... also played with the Vipers in 2005-06 and had a 25-29-54 line in 56 games ... won the Clark Cup with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in 2004-05 and had a 2-10-12 line in 50 games ... spent 2003-04 in the NAHL with the hometown Fairbanks Ice Dogs and had 14 assists and 21 points in 52 games ... won Pee Wee state championship ... graduated from Seaton High School (Vernon, British Columbia) in 2006, also attended West Valley in Alaska and John F. Kennedy in Iowa.
Off the Ice: Son of Bill and Rita, who both are jewelers ... has two younger sisters, Teal and Vivian ... majoring in business ... enjoys fishing, camping and trips to Mexico.
First Goal Oct. 17, 2008 vs. Lake Superior State
First Assist Oct. 11, 2008 at Miami
Goals 1 14x, last March 28, 2009 vs. Boston University
Assists 2 3x, last Feb. 27, 2009 at Miami
Points 2 5x, last March 28, 2009 vs. Boston University
PIM 2 9x, last March 14, 2009 at Alaska