Dakota Joshua


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 200
  • Hometown Dearborn, Mich.
  • Junior Team Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in sport industry in Summer 2019
  • Member of second senior class in program history to make three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a 2018 Frozen Four trip (second in program history)
  • Buckeye Century Club member, with 100 points (41g, 59a) in 128 career games
  • 2018 NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team
  • Honorable Mention All-B1G in 2017
  • 2018-19 B1G Preseason Player to Watch
  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten


  • Traded by Toronto to St. Louis in July 2019, signed two-year, two-way entry level contract with the Blues
  • Drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by Toronto (No. 128 overall)
  • Attended Toronto’s development camp in Summer 2014, ‘16 and ‘17

2018-19 (Senior Season)

  • 9-13-22 line on the year while playing in 32 games
  • Point in nine of his last 16 games (5g, 8a, 13p); t-4th on team in goals
  • Assist Feb. 16 vs. Minnesota was career point 100
  • Scored two power play goals at Penn State Jan. 19
  • Two gamewinning goals, with both coming in the third period when the game was tied
  • Two points (1g, 1a) in each game at Michigan State Jan. 4-5
  • Three assists in series vs. Mercyhurst Dec. 28-29, with two in game two
  • Broke 2-2 tie with 2:17 left in third period vs. Penn State Nov. 24 en route to 5-2 win
  • Scored third-period gamewinner in 1-0 win at Colgate Nov. 10

2017-18 (Junior Season)

  • Played in 34 games, with 15-11-26 line
  • Point in 12 of his last 19 games (11g, 6a, 17p)
  • Tied for seventh in B1G in goals, tied for sixth with six power play goals
  • Finished tied for fourth in B1G games only with 11 goals
  • NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team; Shut down Princeton and Denver’s top lines; Opened scoring vs. Denver; Won 66.7% of his faceoffs (26-13); Blocked three shots
  • Seventh in NCAA, first in B1G with .592 faceoff winning percentage (260-179); First in league with .593 winning percentage in B1G games only (131-90)
  • Assist in NCAA Tournament semifinal game vs. Minnesota Duluth April 5
  • Power play goal and power play assist vs. Michigan in Big Ten Tournament semifinals March 10
  • Two goals and +4 rating vs. Wisconsin Feb. 23
  • Two points vs. Michigan Jan. 26, with a PPG and an assist
  • Power play goal at Penn State Jan. 13
  • Three points in series at Michigan State Jan. 5-6; assist in game one, 2 goals (and +2) in game two
  • Assist in each game vs. Minnesota Dec. 8-9
  • Scored vs. Penn State Dec. 1
  • Goal and an assist in back-to-back games against Notre Dame Nov. 4 and at UConn Nov. 10
  • Assist in each game at UMass Oct. 20-21
  • Goal Oct. 13 vs. RPI

2016-17 (Sophomore Season)

  • 12 goals, 23 assists and 35 points en route to Honorable Mention All-B1G accolades
  • 20 points in league play to tie for 10th in scoring
  • Point in 24 of 33 games played, including in 20 of last 26
  • Five two-assist games and a three-assist outing
  • Missed Dec. 3 game because of a B1G suspension and five contests with illness
  • 11 points in last nine games combined (3g, 8a)
  • Eighth in B1G in points per game (1.06) and 13th in total points
  • Career-high three assists vs. Michigan Feb. 24
  • First career two-goal game came vs. Minnesota Feb. 11
  • Four points in series at Penn State Jan. 20-21; two assists in game one, goal and assist in game two
  • Four points in series vs. Michigan State March 3-4; two assists in game one, third period GWG (on the power play) and an assist in game two
  • Scored gamewinner at RPI Nov. 18
  • Three points, with two assists, at Robert Morris Nov. 5
  • Two helpers Oct. 21 at Bowling Green and Oct. 28 at Niagara
  • 15 power play points, as Buckeyes led NCAA, converting 31.6 percent of their chances with the extra man
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice

2015-16 (Freshman Season)

  • 17 points, with five goals and 12 assists, while playing in 29 games
  • Three points and +5 in the series vs. Michigan March 4/6; goal and +3 in road win to open series and two points, with a goal and an assist, and +2 mark, in game two victory
  • Scored shootout winner vs. Wolverines Jan. 15
  • First career goal and picked up an assist at Michigan Jan. 17
  • Two assists and +3 mark at Michigan State March 11
  • Power play goal vs. Minnesota Feb. 12
  • Assist in three games in a row, with one in each contest at Omaha Nov. 27-28 and one at Minnesota Dec 4
  • Helper vs. Canisius Nov. 13 was first career point

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played two full seasons with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL
  • 13 points in 11 playoff games, with four goals and nine assists, to rank third in playoff scoring for the Stampede as they won the Clark Cup
  • 20 goals, 24 assists and 44 points in 52 regular season games; eight power play goals and two shorthanded scores
  • Member of gold medal winning team at 2014 World Junior A Challenge
  • 38 points, with 17 goals and 21 assists, in 55 games for the Stampede in 2013-14
  • Spent time with U.S. National Team Development Program
  • Played for Honeybaked program in 2011-12 and 2012-13
  • Also played basketball
  • Graduated from Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., in 2014

Off the Ice

  • Son of Jullee and has two younger brothers, Jagger and Bishop
  • Enjoys playing all sports and is an avid book reader
  • Sport industry major
  • Attracted to Ohio State because “it is the best all-around school in the country”
  • Started playing hockey at age 3; got into the game because his mother plays
  • Has mentored children in a summer program
  • Favorite player is Pavel Datsyuk because he loves to watch him play the game
  • Played with Buckeye classmate Brendon Kearney in youth hockey
  • Pick one: Movie – Like Mike; Television show – SportsCenter; Musical group – Meek Mill; Athlete – Kobe Bryant; Homecooked meal – chicken parm; Celebrity – Jennifer Aniston; Ice cream flavor – rocky road; Vacation spot – Huntington Beach, Calif.; Magazine – Sports Illustrated

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