COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State freshman defenseman Devon Krogh has been named the CCM CCHA Rookie of the Week, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Monday. Krogh, from West Vancouver, British Columbia, is the first player to earn the league’s rookie of the week award twice this season and has earned two of three accolades picked up by defensemen. He also was honored Dec. 7 after the Buckeyes’ series with Michigan.
Krogh had three points, with two power-play goals and an assist, and a +1 mark in the Buckeyes’ sweep of Bowling Green last weekend. In the opener Friday he had the game-winning goal in the second period and assisted on Hunter Bishop’s third-period power-play tally that put the Buckeyes up by two, marking his first multiple-point game as a Buckeye. Saturday Krogh scored on the power play in the first period. He and the Buckeye defense were 9-for-10 (90 percent) on the penalty kill on the weekend, while he helped the Buckeye power play go 5-for-12 (41.7 percent).
Krogh leads the Buckeyes and CCHA freshmen with a +10 mark this year. He has eight points, with three goals and five assists, in 19 games for the Buckeyes.
Ohio State has earned four CCHA player of the week accolades this season. In addition to Krogh’s two awards, Zac Dalpe was the CCHA Offensive Player of the Week and Shane Sims was the CCHA Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 16.
The Buckeyes are in action with an exhibition game Friday, as they host the National Team Development Program Under-18 Team at 7:05 p.m. in Value City Arena.