July 26, 2019

#ProBucks Update – Summer Edition


Throughout the summer, former Ohio State men’s hockey standouts have been busy, with everything from new teams and contracts to new careers.

Max McCormick - Ohio State vs. Robert Morris - 12/7/12
Ryan Dzingel. CCHA Semifinals vs. Notre Dame at Joe Louis Arena

Ryan Dzingel and Max McCormick both signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. The forwards skated together with the Buckeyes from 2012-14, were both Ottawa draft picks and were together in the Senators organization until they both were traded during 2018-19.

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Anthony Greco, a Buckeye forward from 2013-16, is returning to the Florida Panthers organization.

Nick  Schilkey (7) Buckeyes vs Spartans (Credit Ric Kruszynski)

Nick Schilkey, former Buckeye captain who was with the squad from 2014-17, signed with the Sound Tigers, the Islanders’ AHL affiliate. Schilkey, part of the AHL Calder Cup champion Charlotte Checkers last season, joins Tanner Fritz, who re-signed with New York earlier this summer, and Mason Jobst, who signed his first professional contract with the NYI following the 2018-19 season, in the organization.

Alex Szczechura

Alex Szczechura, a Buckeye forward from 2011-014, has won back-to-back Polish League championships and is returning to GKS Tychy again looking for a third title.

Christian  Lampasso (18)

Christian Lampasso, a Buckeye forward from 2015-18, now works on campus as the director of OnRamp, a program that connects Ohio State students with companies to explore ways to turn the firms’ early stage ideas into startups and spinoffs. His work was featured by the Fisher College of Business.

Tyson Strachan Peoria credit Dennis Sievers

Tyson Strachan, a Buckeye defenseman from 2004-07, announced his retirement from professional hockey and joined The Players Wealth Group, a financial advisory firm created by former professional hockey players, including former Buckeye Johann Kroll.

Strachan played 11 full professional seasons, including 186 NHL games (St. Louis, Florida, Washington, Buffalo,  Minnesota).

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A current Buckeye, Matthew Jennings, has spent his summer preparing for both his hockey career and his post-hockey career. He was a Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 intern in the Ohio State Department of Athletics, working with the Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute. This week, he was part of group presentations for the department, speaking on his group’s project that focused on student-athlete development programming.

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Dave Caruso, a Buckeye goalie from 2002-06, was a coach at the USA Hockey Boys Select 16 Player Development Camp in July. He is heading to Füssen, Germany, in August as part of the Team USA coaching staff for the Five Nations Tournament.