Mason Jobst


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-8
  • Weight 180
  • Hometown Speedway, Ind.
  • Junior Team Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)

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Ohio State Career

  • 2019 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner
  • 2019 Hobey Baker Award finalist
  • 2019 Second Team All-American
  • 2019 First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2017 Second Team All-American and First Team All-B1G
  • 2017 co-B1G Scoring Champion
  • 2018 Second Team All-Big Ten and B1G All-Tournament Team
  • Two-time team captain (2017-18, 2018-19)
  • Three-time B1G Preseason Player to Watch (2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19)
  • 2016 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Voted team’s MVP in 2017 and 2019 and was 2016 Rookie of the Year
  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • 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 2019 Big Ten regular season championship squad (first B1G title in program history)
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in real estate and urban analysis in Spring 2019


  • Agreed to terms with the New York Islanders on a two-year, two-way, entry-level contract beginning in 2019-20 following conclusion of senior season
  • Signed ATO with AHL Bridgeport Sound in April 2019 but did not see game action
  • Attended NHL development camps with Boston and Pittsburgh as a free agent invitee in Summer 2017
  • Took part in Minnesota Wild development camp in Summer 2018

In the Record Books

  • Second Ohio State men’s hockey player to win Big Ten Medal of Honor (Dave Hoyles, 1973)
  • Second two-time All-American (Second Team ’17, ’19) in program history and first since Hugo Boisvert in 1998 and ’99
  • Three-time All-Big Ten (First Team ’19, 17; Second Team ’18); Second Buckeye to earn first/second team all-conference honors three times (first since Paul Tilley in 1977, 79, 80)
  • 164 points in 150 career games, ranking 13th in Ohio State history in points
  • One of 21 NCAA players to post 150 or more points since start of 2013-14; ranked eighth (tied) in points over that span
  • Averaged 1.09 career points per game, highest for the Buckeyes since RJ Umberger averaged 1.15 from 2001-03 and ranked tied for fourth among 2018-19 NCAA skaters
  • Goal vs. Penn State Nov. 24, 2018 was 87th point in B1G play to break conference record for career points in B1G games only (Justin Kloos, Minnesota, 86 from 2013-17) and ended B1G career as the all-time leader with 108 points in league games
  • First all-time in career B1G goals with 48 (passed former teammate Nick Schilkey, 36 from 2013-17); Second in career assists with 60
  • Averaged 1.24 points per game in Big Ten games, tying for highest career average among players with two-plus seasons played (first among four-year players)
  • Assist at Penn State Jan. 19, 2019 was 100th point in B1G play (first B1G player with 100 points in conference games)
  • First Buckeye with 160+ points since 1990
  • 95 career assists finished one back of tying for 10th in program history, 28 career power play goals are tied for eighth
  • Ranked in the Top 10 among league player in points in Big Ten games only all four years

2018-19 (Senior Season)

  • Hobey Baker Top 10 Finalist
  • Fifth Hobey Baker finalist in program history (Dzingel/2014, Umberger/2003, Boisvert/1999, Paul Pooley/1984)
  • Second Team All-American, becoming second Buckeye to earn All-America honors twice
  • First Team All-Big Ten; first Buckeye and fourth B1G player named First Team All-B1G twice
  • Scored 3×3 OT goal on a breakaway Feb. 23 at Michigan to seal first Big Ten regular season title in program history
  • Led active NCAA skaters with 164 career points; tied for fourth nationally with 1.09 career points per game (third among seniors); was first among all NCAA skaters with 28 career power play goals, tied for first in career assists (95) and third in career goals (69)
  • Team-high 17 goals and first on squad with 36 points while skating in all 36 games
  • Finished B1G play t-4th in league in points in B1G games with 28; t-1st in league with 13 goals in B1G play; 4th in B1G with .564 faceoff winning percentage in league game
  • NCAA and B1G First Star of the Week after 7 points at MSU Jan. 4-5; had seven points, including five assists, in the series
  • Five points in sweep at Penn State Jan. 18-19 with a goal and four assists
  • Set up 3×3 OT winners in both games at Minnesota Nov. 30/Dec. 1
  • Selected Team MVP

2017-18 (Junior Season)

  • Second Team All-Big Ten, earning All-Big Ten honors for second straight year
  • Named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team with six points in league tourney
  • Ended junior year with 128 career points, ranking sixth among all 2017-18 players in career points; Most points for a Buckeye through three years since RJ Umberger had 129 from 2001-03 (18th all-time for a Buckeye through first three years)
  • 21 goals (4 gamewinners), 22 assists, 43 points
  • Second in B1G in goals and fifth in points; Tied for first in the B1G with nine power play goals and first with 20 power play points
  • Tied for 14th in NCAA in goals, t-20th in goals per game (.53) overall
  • 22 points (12g, 10a) in last 18 games (point in all but five of the games in the stretch)
  • Scored both of Ohio State’s shorthanded goals during the year (tying for second in B1G) and was part of nation’s best penalty kill
  • Finished B1G play second with 26 points, tying for second with 13 goals and ranking first with 1.13 points per game; Top 10 in B1G in conference points for third straight year
  • Point in 27 of 40 games, including in 24 of the last 33 (DNP Jan. 13 at PSU because of injury)
  • Goal in NCAA Tournament games vs. Princeton (PP) and Denver; +2 vs. the Tigers, +1 vs. the Pioneers and had three shot blocks in the regional
  • Six points in B1G quarterfinals vs. Michigan State, with three points in each game; Goal, two assists in game one, two goals, three points in game two; +2 in each game
  • Four points in sweep of Wisconsin Feb. 23-24; Two assists in game one and two goals (one shorthanded) in game two
  • 5-game point streak Jan. 12-Feb. 3; During streak: two goals at Penn State Jan. 12; Goal and an assist vs. Michigan Jan. 26, shorthanded goal and six blocked shots in game two vs. UM Jan. 27; Assist in game one vs. Michigan State Feb. 2, with two assists in game two Feb. 3
  • Three assists in sweep of Niagara Dec. 29-30
  • Four points in sweep of Minnesota Dec. 8-9; Assist (100th career point) in game one and two goals and an assist in game two, with +3 mark
  • Goal and an assist at UConn Nov. 11
  • Scored two PPG at UMass Oct. 2- including third period gamewinner
  • B1G First Star of the Week after season-opening series at Wisconsin; Two goals in season opener (first goal was an #SCTop10 Play of the Day and NCAA Play of the Week; second was GWG with 1:16 left in regulation); Two assists in game two
  • Played in 100th career game Feb. 2 vs. Michigan State

2016-17 (Sophomore Season)

  • Led B1G with 55 points, on 19 goals and 36 assists, en route to Second Team All-America and First Team All-Big Ten accolades
  • Played in all 39 games
  • Voted team’s MVP
  • Eighth nationally with 1.41 points per game and sixth with .92 assists per outing
  • Seventh in NCAA in points and tied for second in assists
  • Led NCAA with 1.62 points per game over second half of the season and had a point in all but three of the last 24 games, including a 14-game point streak (Dec. 3-Feb. 11, with 11g, 17a, 28p)
  • Co-B1G Scoring Champion with 34 points in 20 league games, ranking first with 21 assists and second with 13 goals; had nine points (4g, 5a) in last four B1G games to climb into share of lead
  • First in B1G with 478 faceoff wins and ranked seventh in faceoff winning percentage (.549); led league in total faceoffs (870)
  • Most assists for a Buckeye since 1992 and first Buckeye to post 30+ assists since 2005 (only third since 1998 with 30+); 55 points was most for a Buckeye since 1998; first Buckeye with 50+ points since RJ Umberger in 2003
  • 19 multiple point outings on the year, tying for third in the NCAA
  • B1G First Star and NCAA Second Star after three goals and four points at Penn State Jan. 20-21; two goals in the third period, tying the game twice, in 3-3 OT tie in game one; power play goal and an assist on gamewinner in game two
  • B1G First Star of the Week March 7 after B1G best five points in series vs. Michigan State; two assists and three points in game one, with goal and an assist in game two
  • B1G Second Star of the Week after a goal and an assist in sweep of Wisconsin March 10-11
  • Six points in series at Michigan Feb. 3-4; two assists in game one; four points, with two goals and two assists, in game two
  • Scored first career shorthanded goal vs. Arizona State Jan. 14 and also tallied shorthanded March 3 at Michigan State
  • Four points in B1G Tournament, with 1-2-3 line vs. Michigan State March 16 and helper vs. Wisconsin March 17
  • Four points at Minnesota Dec. 3 (2g, 2a)
  • 30 points came on the power play, as Buckeyes led NCAA with .316 power play percentage
  • Academic All-Big Ten honoree and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

2015-16 (Freshman Season)

  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection after leading Buckeye rookies with 12 goals, 18 assists and 30 points
  • Voted team’s Rookie of the Year
  • Tied for third in points among Big Ten freshmen and tied for 17th among all B1G players
  • 12th in NCAA in rookie points per game (.86)
  • Played in 35 of 36 games and had a point in 19 of the last 28 games
  • Scored overtime gamewinner and had an assist vs. Michigan State in B1G Tournament quarterfinals
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after seven points in series vs. Michigan Jan. 15/17; goal, three assists and four points in game one and had three points, with a goal and two assists, in game two
  • Two goals were NCAA Plays of the Week – Jan. 29 vs. Michigan State and Jan. 23 vs. Penn State
  • Scored lone goal unassisted at Michigan State March 12 in 1-1 overtime tie
  • Had gamewinner vs. the Spartans Jan. 30
  • Three assists vs. Cornell in Florida College Classic championship game
  • Goal and an assist Nov. 14 vs. Canisius for first multiple-point night
  • First career point and goal came Oct. 17 at Miami
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played four seasons with the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL, serving as team captain each of his last two years
  • Limited to 11 regular season games because of injury in 2014-15, posting two goals and five assists for seven points; inserted into lineup for Clark Cup Final and had three points (1g, 2a) in three games
  • Started with the squad in 2011-12, playing in 32 games and posting a 2-8-10 line
  • Skated in 67 games in 2012-13 and had 24 points, with six goals and 18 assists and in 2013-14, played in 49 games and had 45 points, including 35 assists
  • Began 2011-12 with the Indiana Jr. Ice U-18 team (recording five goals and six assists for 11 points in 13 games) before joining the Lumberjacks and skated with the team for 26 games in 2010-11, posting 22 points (8g, 14a)
  • Also played lacrosse and golf
  • Graduated from Speedway High School in 2012

Off the Ice

  • Only child of John and Amy
  • Real estate and urban analysis major and would like to work in business in commercial real estate investing and/or as an entrepreneur
  • Enjoys fishing
  • Attracted to Ohio State because of the chance to play in the Big Ten and it is close to home with top-notch coaches and facilities
  • Became interested in hockey at age 3 after receiving a hockey stick and started skating at age 4
  • Lives one mile from Indianapolis Motor Speeedway (and attends Indy 500 each year)
  • Pick one: Movie – Wolf of Wall Street; Television show – Breaking Bad; Professional teams – Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Blackhawks; Homecooked meal – steak; snack food – acai berries; Ice cream flavor – birthday cake; Vacation spot – fishing cabin in Canada; Magazine – Forbes