Nov. 1, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Ohio State center Paul Pooley will have his No. 22 jersey retired during the first intermission of the Buckeyes’ game against Notre Dame Saturday. Pooley, who lettered for the Buckeyes between 1981-1984, is the first OSU hockey player to have his number retired.
Pooley, an assistant coach with Notre Dame, is the Ohio State all-time leading scorer with 270 points and also holds the OSU career record for goals (114) and assists (156). His 270 career points is tied for 20th in NCAA history, while his goal and assist totals are among the best in the NCAA all-time.
In 1984, Pooley posted Ohio State single-season records for points (96) and assists (64). At the end of that year, he was named the Bauer National Player of the Year, was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award and earned first-team All-America honors. Pooley also was named the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Player of the Year, the only Buckeye to earn the honor.
Pooley was a standout in the classroom as well. A marketing major from Exeter, Ontario, Pooley was a three-time CCHA All-Academic Team honoree and a First-Team Academic All-American.
Pooley was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.