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Michael Rounds

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Player profile

  • Year Sophomore
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 180
  • Hometown Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
  • Junior Team Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection

2018-19 (Sophomore Season)

  • Did not play because of injury
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree

2017-18 (Freshman Season)

  • Skated in five games, with two assists
  • Saw action vs. Niagara Dec. 30 and had an assist and +2 mark
  • Played in first game Oct. 28 at Robert Morris, picking up an assist and posting +1 mark
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

Prior to Ohio State

  • Skated with the Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL in 2016-17 and had 12 points, with 10 assists, in 57 regular season games while serving as an assistant captain
  • Played in 55 games for the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League in 2015-16, earning 22 points on seven goals and 15 assists
  • Skated in nine playoff games as Wildcats reached NAHL championship
  • Played with the South Division team at the 2016 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament
  • Skated with the Lansing Capitals of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) for three seasons before moving to the NAHL
  • Graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 2016

Off the Ice

  • Son of Mike and Leslie
  • Has two older sisters, Carly, a graduate of Northwood University, and Courtney, who graduated from Central Michigan
  • Born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Consumer and family financial services major
  • Enjoys golfing
  • Started playing hockey at age 4 when parents put him in learn to skate classes
  • Favorite player is Duncan Keith “He moves well on the ice and always makes the right play.”
  • Pick one: Movie – Fury; Television show – Scandal; Musician – Kendrick Lamar; Professional team – Detroit Red Wings; Professional athlete – Miguel Cabrera; Homecooked meal – chicken and rice; Celebrity – Mark Wahlberg; Snack food – jerky; Ice cream flavor – mint chocolate chip; Books – Harry Potter; Vacation spot – Hawaii

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