John Larkin


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 190
  • Hometown Northville, Mich.
  • Junior Team Austin Bruins (NAHL)

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Ohio State Career

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

  • Made Ohio State debut Nov. 25 at LIU and has played in six games
  • Posted four shots on goal Dec. 2 at Penn State

Prior to Ohio State

  • Spent 2021-22 with Austin Bruins in the NAHL, with 27 points, including 25 assists, in 49 regular season games
  • Played three full seasons in the USHL; Spent 2018-19 and 2019-20 with Youngstown, with three points (1g, 2a) in 53 games his first year (with team reaching Clark Cup finals) and 1-7-8 line in 49 games in year two
  • Skated with Muskegon in 2020-21 and notched nine assists and 10 points in 50 regular season games
  • Won 14U International Silver Sticks Tournament with Little Caesar’s team
  • Also played with Honeybaked and Compuware in junior hockey
  • Attended Detroit Catholic Central High School and Ursuline High School, graduating in 2019
  • An honor roll student and part of National Honor Society and French Club


  • Parents are John and Soraya, who are both attorneys; father was a boxer growing up and won Golden Gloves in Detroit and participated in Olympic Training Camp in Lake Placid
  • Two older sisters, who are both in law school; Caitlyn is at Cardozo Law School after graduating from New York University and Veronica graduated from Ohio State and is now at law school at Capital
  • Cousin Hugh currently plays hockey at Western Michigan and uncle Hugh played four years in the Ontario Hockey League and was drafted by Toronto in 1980
  • Spends time investing in the stock market
  • Wears No. 4 because it was his number growing up and because it is a great defenseman’s number, worn by legendary players like Bobby Orr
  • Plans to major in engineering or business and pursue a career as either an engineer or a lawyer
  • Enjoys fishing, golfing and wake surfing and is an outstanding juggler
  • Started skating at age 4, with his father, who played growing up, getting him into the game

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