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Aug. 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Seniors Craig Dalrymple and Anthony Greco and junior Nick Schilkey have been named team captains for the 2015-16 Ohio State men’s hockey team. Buckeye head coach Steve Rohlik made the announcement Tuesday morning during the squad’s first meeting of the year.

“We are excited about naming these three our captains because of the qualities they bring on and off the ice and in the classroom,” Rohlik said. “Their leadership will help push this program forward. With 10 freshmen on this year’s team, their leadership will be especially important to help the new players adapt as they learn what it means to be a Buckeye in all areas.”

Dalrymple, a defenseman from Kippen, Ontario, played in 28 games a season ago and had two goals and five assists for seven points, along with 52 blocked shots. He has skated in 82 games as a Buckeye, with five goals, 25 assists and 30 points, blocking 122 shots. A 2015 Bucks Go Pro intern, he is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice and a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

“I am honored yet humbled to be named one of the captains for this upcoming season,” Dalrymple said. “I am excited to see what will be brought out of us every day at the rink, in the classroom and as people. I’m looking forward to seeing what this upcoming year has in store for us as a program.”

Greco, a forward who hails from Queens, N.Y., was an honorable mention All-Big Ten choice in 2015 after leading the Buckeyes with a career-high 15 goals, ranking second on the squad with 23 points. He has played in 89 games for the Scarlet and Gray, with 25 goals, 24 assists and 49 points. He has earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten accolades.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be named a captain for this year’s team,” Greco said. “I look forward to and welcome the challenge to try and lead the team in the best possible way on and off the ice.”

Schilkey, a forward who calls Marysville, Mich., home, skated in 31 games a season ago and had 10 goals, 12 assists and 22 points. He has played in 70 games through his first two seasons with the squad and had 48 points, with 23 goals and 25 assists. He is a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.

“It’s an honor to be a captain of The Ohio State University hockey team,” Schilkey said. “This is a program with a great tradition which I hope to continue, and in doing so, help this team leave a positive footprint on both the program and university.”

The Buckeyes open the season with an exhibition game against Brock in Value City Arena Oct. 3. The regular season begins with a home-and-home series against Bowling Green Oct. 9-10, with the opening game in Columbus.