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Aug. 17, 2015

With the Ohio State hockey 2015-16 season nearing, get to know the Buckeyes.

Josh Healey, a defenseman from Edmonton, Alberta, is entering his third season on the Buckeye blueline. He has played in 65 games in his career, with three goals, 11 assists and 14 points. In 2014-15, Healey had nine points, with two goals and seven assists, in 32 games, along with 59 blocked shots. Over the summer, the free agent participated in the NHL Edmonton Oilers’ development camp. Healey, a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice, is a finance major.

The Buckeyes open the season with an exhibition game in 47 days, 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 Josh Healey

The most fun thing I did this summer was … vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
My all-time favorite summer memory is … being out on the lake with the family.
This summer I visited … The Bahamas.
One summer I would like to road trip to … Australia.
This summer, my golf game … was invisible.
When I was home this summer, the thing I missed most about Columbus was … the people, the tradition, the excellence.
The food I would bring to a picnic is … lots of apples!
My favorite spot in Columbus is … The Schott.
My favorite thing about The Schott is … the dressing room.
One thing I focused on this summer to prepare for the season was … becoming stronger and faster on the ice.
The games I’m most looking forward to this season are … every one!
One of my goals for this season is … to help the team make the tournament.
My favorite song to hear during warmups is … any pump up tune.
My favorite part of hockey is … throwing some body around.
I am excited for the 2015-16 season because … we have a team that can win on a nightly basis.
The best thing about being a Buckeye is … going to this unreal school!