Dave Caruso


position Goaltending Consultant

Hometown Roswell, Ga.

Alma Mater Ohio State 2006

Buckeye hockey alum Dave Caruso joined the program as the team’s goaltending consultant in Fall 2017.

Caruso was between the pipes for the Buckeyes from 2003-06, playing in 96 games and posting 52 wins, tying for third in program history in career victories. He is the program’s all-time leader in career goals-against average (2.07), had a program-record 1.97 gaa in 2004 and shares the team’s career shutout record with 11. A two-time All-CCHA Honorable Mention selection, he backstopped the Buckeyes to the 2004 CCHA Tournament title and earned a spot on the all-tournament team that season. A winner of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, he was voted Team MVP by his teammates twice.

Following his Ohio State career, Caruso, a native of Roswell, Ga., spent six years as a professional goaltender in the Atlanta Thrashers and New Jersey Devils organizations, playing in the AHL and ECHL. He also spent two years as the goalie coach for the Albany Devils in the Devils’ organization.

He currently runs Caruso Hockey in Central Ohio, working with all age groups and levels. Caruso earned his Ohio State degree in 2006.