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Aug. 27, 2015

With the Ohio State hockey 2015-16 season 37 days away, get to know the Buckeyes’ No. 37, Mike Gillespie.

Mike Gillespie is a rookie forward from New City, New York. He spent last season with the Lincoln Stars in the United States Hockey League, playing in 59 games and posting 34 points, on 18 goals and 16 assists. He was named the Eastern Hockey League Rookie of the Year after skating for the New Jersey Rockets in the Eastern Hockey League in 2013-14 and recording 54 points, with 14 goals and 40 assists, in 41 games.

The Buckeyes open the season with an exhibition game Oct. 3 (37 days away), as they host Brock in Value City Arena. The regular season begins with a home-and-home series against Bowling Green Oct. 9-10, with the opening game in Columbus.

16 Questions for 2015-16 with Mike Gillespie
The most fun thing I did this summer was … go to a Darius Rucker concert.
My all-time favorite summer memory is …visiting Outer Banks, North Carolina.
This summer I visited … Minnesota.
My favorite spot in Columbus is … The Schott.
One thing I focused on this summer to prepare for the season was … getting stronger and faster.
The food I would bring to a picnic is … pb&j.
One of my goals for this season is … to win the Big Ten tournament.
My favorite song to hear during warmups is … Back to Back by Drake.
My favorite part of hockey is … scoring goals.
One summer I would like to road trip/vacation to … Cancun, Mexico.
This summer, my golf game … was average.
The class I’m looking forward to this semester is … math.
My favorite thing about the Schott is … the lockerroom.
When I was home this summer, the thing I missed most about Columbus was … the rink.
I am excited for the 2015-16 season because … we have a great group of guys and talent.
The best thing about being a Buckeye is … The people, the tradition, the excellence.