September 23, 2020

Meet the New Buckeyes – Joe Dunlap


Ten questions with new Buckeye Joe Dunlap, a freshman forward.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be, and why?
Somewhere near the ocean because I love going to the beach.

Favorite pizza toppings?

Would you rather drive or be the passenger?

Are you a coffee person? How do you take it?
Regular iced coffee with a caramel swirl

Favorite dipping sauce?

What is your biggest pet peeve?
Being late, or someone taking their time when I’m in a rush.

What is your favorite holiday? Why?
The Fourth of July. I love the fireworks and being outside with friends.

Favorite show to binge watch?
The Office

Why do you wear No. 21?
I’ve always worn 21. I got my jersey size changed in mites and 21 was the only number left, so I’ve worn it ever since.

What was your first job?
I was a busboy at Tuscan Kitchen.

Ohio State Buckeyes

More on Dunlap …

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played for Fargo Force in the USHL in 2019-20, with 28 points (11g, 17a) in 48 games
  • Won the Iron Man award with the Force
  • Spent 2018-19 with Central Illinois Flying Aces and had 24 points, with 12 goals and 12 assists, in 61 regular season games
  • Played two seasons with New Hampton School, winning the coaches award
  • Came up with New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs program and won U16 championship
  • Graduated from Virtual Learning Academy in 2019
  • Also played football and lacrosse


  • Son of Joe and Lori, who are both self-employed, and has a brother, Jake
  • Plans to major in management operations and hopes to own his own business
  • Has always worn No. 21
  • Played with Buckeyes Tate Singleton and Ryan Snowden with the Flying Aces
  • Chose Ohio State “because of the unbelievable coaching staff, the tour was amazing and I fell in love with campus.”
  • Enjoys fishing
  • Got into hockey at age 3 when his parents got him into a learn to skate program
  • Favorite hockey player is David Pasternak, saying “I’m a Bruins fan and I love his style and his scoring ability.”