Sept. 18, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Junior Mason Jobst and senior Matthew Weis, forwards on the Ohio State men’s hockey team, were selected to the 17-player Big Ten Preseason Players to Watch list, the conference announced Monday. The watch list was voted on by the seven B1G coaches.
Jobst, from Speedway, Indiana, is a B1G Preseason Player to Watch for the second consecutive year, while Weis, a native of Freehold, New Jersey, is recognized for the first time. Both are Academic All-Big Ten selections who enter the year with 85 career points.
Jobst was a Second Team All-American, First Team All-Big Ten selection and the Big Ten co-Scoring Champion last season after posting a B1G-best 55 points, with 19 goals and 36 assists. He led the NCAA in scoring in the second half of the season (1.62 ppg) and ranked in the Top 8 in the NCAA in points and assists per game overall. A B1G All-Freshman Team choice, he has posted 85 points through his first two seasons as a Buckeye and leads all returning players in the NCAA who have played at least two seasons with 1.15 career points per game, tying for 10th nationally in total points.
Weis had 31 points, with nine goals and 22 assists, a season ago while limited to 32 games because of injury. A Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection and B1G First Star of the Week honoree, he has skated in 99 games for the Scarlet and Gray and has 85 points, with 28 goals and 57 assists, tying for 10th among returnees nationally this year and ranking fifth among Big Ten skaters.
The Buckeyes kick off the season with an exhibition game vs. Ryerson Sept. 30 in Value City Arena and the regular season begins at Wisconsin Oct. 6-7 with a Big Ten series. The regular season home slate opens with games vs. Rensselaer Oct. 13-14.
Ohio State is coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance and was 21-12-6 overall, with an 11-8-1 mark in Big Ten play, last season. The squad ranked third nationally in scoring offense with 3.92 goals per game and led the NCAA on the power play, converting 31.6 percent of its chances.