Joe Dunlap


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 185
  • Hometown Windham, N.H.
  • Junior Team Fargo Force (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • 2022 team Most Improved Player award winner
  • A two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree
  • Entered junior year with 49 career games played, posting eight goals and six assists for 14 points

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

  • 13 points, with seven goals and six assists, in 20 games, matching total set in 32 games last year
  • Big Ten First Star of the Week after five points in sweep of Bowling Green Dec. 16-17; goal in game one and then had four-points, with two goals (including a shorthanded score) and two assists, in game two; game marked first career multiple goal and multiple assist performance; +3 in game two
  • Two gamewinning goals on the year – vs. Bentley and at Penn State
  • Goal and and assist vs. Minnesota Oct. 28 for third career two-point game

2021-22 (Sophomore Season)

  • Voted team’s Most Improved Player award winner
  • Seven goals and six assists for 13 points while playing in 32 games; had one goal and point in 17 games as a freshman
  • +8 on the year
  • Three points in series at Penn State Jan. 28-29; goal in each game, with assist and +3 mark in game two
  • Scored third-period gamewinner at Minnesota Nov. 12 and tallied breakaway goal vs. Minnesota Feb. 11
  • First career two-point game Dec. 11 vs. Michigan with a goal and an assist; +2 in the win
  • Sealed win at Wisconsin with empty net goal Jan. 8
  • Helper at Michigan State Jan. 21
  • Assist in each game vs. LIU Dec. 31-Jan. 1; +3 in the series
  • Tally vs. Penn State Nov. 6
  • Posted first career assist vs. Mercyhurst Nov. 27
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

2020-21 (Freshman Season)

  • Skated in 17 games
  • Scored first goal and point as a Buckeye Nov. 29 vs. Michigan State; +2 in the game
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree

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
  • Operations management major 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.”

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