Davis Burnside


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 176
  • Hometown Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Junior Team Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

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Twitter: @burnside_davis
Instagram: @burnzy22
TikTok: @davis.burnside

Ohio State Career

2022-23 (Freshman Season, through Jan. 1)

  • Nine goals on the season to share team lead, adding two assists for 11 points while skaing in first 20 games
  • Tied for fourth in NCAA and one of three B1G skaters with two shorthanded goals; one of two NCAA players with two SHG in a game this year
  • Two shorthanded goals vs. Minnesota Oct. 29; fourth Buckeye with two shorthanded goals in a game, joining Paul Pooley (Feb. 14, 1981 at Bowling Green), Dave Steckel (Nov. 29, 2003 at Bowling Green) and Kenny Bernard (Nov. 9, 2006 vs. Western Michigan)
  • Four points, with two in each game, vs. Bowling Green; goal and a helper in game one on the road Dec. 16 and scored twice at home the next night
  • Two points, with goal and an assist, vs. Notre Dame Nov. 18
  • Scored team’s first goal of the season (and first collegiate tally and point) at Mercyhurst Oct. 1

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played three seasons in the USHL
  • Skated in 39 games with Des Moines to start 2021-22, with 31 points on 12 goals and 19 assists; ended year with Dubuque, posting a 6-6-12 line in 21 regular season games
  • Began 2020-21 with Tri-City, appearing in eight games, before moving to Des Moines, scoring three goals in 19 regular season games
  • Assistant captain for Team USA at 2019 Five Nations tournament
  • Started career with Tri-City Storm, skating in 48 games (5g, 4a) in 2019-20
  • Played AAA hockey with Chicago Mission
  • Attended Lyons Township, Kearney High School and graduated from UNHS in 2022
  • Won high school leadership award


  • Son of Tracy Davis and Brad Burnside; Father was an All-American golfer at Elon who played professionally and grandfather was an Olympic speed skater
  • Sister Mackenzie attends the University of Arizona
  • Sport industry major
  • Wore No. 22 throughout career, but the number is retired at Ohio State, so moved to No. 23 to represent Michael Jordan and Chicago, the city where he grew up
  • Enjoys golfing, hiking and playing the guitar
  • Started playing hockey at age 5, with father getting him into the game

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