Freddy Gerard


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 171
  • Hometown Rocky River, Ohio
  • Junior Team Madison Capitols (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Member of second senior class in program history to make three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a 2018 Frozen Four trip (second in program history); part of program’s first Big Ten championship team in 2019
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in communication in Spring 2019
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2016-17 after posting 3.7+ grade-point average for the school year
  • Four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Inaugural AHCA All-American Scholar in 2017
  • Ended career with 58 points, on 23 goals and 35 assists, in 118 games (44 of 58 points came in last two years combined)

Professional Career

  • Signed with Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) in July 2019

2018-19 (Senior Season)

  • Skated in all 36 games, with 7-13-20 line (second straight 20-point season)
  • Points in 10 of last 19 games (5g, 10a, 15p)
  • Three points vs. Michigan State March 1 with a goal and two assists, with +3 mark
  • Scored gamewinner on the power play in the third period vs. Notre Dame Feb. 1, also scored in the first period for first two-goal game of the year
  • Scored late game-tying goal and had an assist in 2-2 OT tie at Bowling Green Oct. 27; had an assist in first game vs. BG Oct. 26
  • Played in 100th career game Dec. 29 vs. Mercyhurst and had a goal and an assist in the game, along with career-high seven shots
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree

2017-18 (Junior Season)

  • Career-high 12 goals, 12 assists and 24 points while playing in 40 games; tied for fourth on the team in goals, fifth in points
  • Seventh in the B1G with +16 rating
  • Three gamewinning goals
  • Finished conference play tied for 10th in the B1G with 20 points and tied for sixth with 10 goals in league games
  • Goal and an assist vs. Princeton in NCAA Regional semifinals March 24, with +2 mark
  • Scored overtime gamewinner vs. Michigan State in B1G quarterfinals March 3
  • Two assists and +2 mark vs. Wisconsin Feb. 23
  • Assist in each game at Minnesota Feb. 16-17
  • Goal and +2 vs. Michigan State Feb. 2
  • Scored twice vs. Michigan Jan. 27, +2 in the game
  • Two goals and an assist for three points at Penn State Jan. 13; First goal came on PP and was the gamewinner
  • Assist and +2 in game one at MSU Jan. 5, Goal in game two Jan. 6
  • Helper on GWG with 6.3 seconds left vs. Niagara Dec. 29
  • Goal and an assist vs. Penn State Dec. 1
  • Two goals (first career multi-goal game) Nov. 24 at Michigan, including unassisted gamewinner; +3 in road series
  • Two assists in season opener at Wisconsin Oct. 6 and had a goal and an assist at Wisconsin Oct. 7
  • Academic All-Big Ten honoree and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2016-17 (Sophomore Season)

  • Saw action in 17 games and had two assists
  • Helpers vs. Robert Morris Nov. 5 (with +2 rating) and Arizona State Jan. 13
  • B1G Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten honoree and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • An inaugural AHCA All-American Scholar

2015-16 (Freshman Season)

  • Skated in 25 games and had 12 points on four goals and eight assists
  • +7 in last nine games combined, with 3-3-6 line in the stretch
  • First career goal, along with two assists, for three points and +2 mark at Wisconsin Jan. 9
  • Two points on a goal and an assist at Penn State Feb. 20
  • Sealed win at Michigan March 4 with an empty net goal; +2 in game two vs. the Wolverines March 6
  • Assist on the overtime gamewinning goal at Michigan State March 11
  • Assist Nov. 13 vs. Canisius for first career point
  • Goal vs. Wisconsin Feb. 27 and +1 in each game vs. the Badgers Feb. 26-27
  • Named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played in all 60 games for the Madison Capitols in the USHL in 2014-15, recording 36 points on 18 goals and 18 assists to rank second on the team in scoring
  • Served as an alternate captain, elevated to team captain during the season and received team’s MVP award as voted by his teammates
  • Played for the Boston Junior Bandits in the EHL for two years; had 50 points (22g, 28a) in 44 games in 2013-14 and 13 points (6g, 7a) in 41 games in 2012-13
  • Played in Cleveland Barons program; 35 points, with 14 goals and 21 assists, in 40 games with the Barons U18 team in 2010-11 and 15 points, including 12 goals, in 2011-12
  • Graduated from St. Edward’s High School in 2012
  • Played baseball, lacrosse, football and soccer growing up

Off the Ice

  • Son of Allen and Sally and has two siblings, Charlie, who plays on the men’s hockey team at Minnesota State, and Coco
  • Enjoys reading books and listening to music
  • Communication major
  • Attracted to Ohio State because of the opportunity to play Division I hockey in the Big Ten, the coaching staff and because it is his state school
  • Has worked teaching younger hockey players how to skate
  • Started playing hockey at age 3 after seeing his preschool classmate dressed as a hockey player for Halloween and becoming interested in the game
  • Favorite hockey player is Jonathan Toews because “he is the best leader in the NHL right now”
  • Grew up playing with Ohio State classmate Tommy Parran in the Cleveland Barons organization and was teammates with Buckeye Miguel Fidler in Madison
  • Pick One: Movie – The Change Up; Television show – Entourage; Musical group – Creed; Professional team – Columbus Blue Jackets; Homecooked meal – tuna noodle casserole; celebrity – Leonardo DiCaprio; ice cream flavor – chocolate; vacation spot – Myrtle Beach; Book – Count of Monte Cristo

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