Quinn Preston


Player profile

  • Year Freshman
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 182
  • Hometown Trenton, Mich.
  • Junior Team Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Traveled to Costa Rica in Summer 2019 on athletics department service learning trip (Photo Gallery | Trip Blog)
  • Two-time NCAA Play of the Week selection

2018-19 (Freshman Season)

  • 5-9-14 line in 35 games
  • Assist on both goals at Wisconsin Feb. 8, including primary on overtime winner
  • Assist in each game vs. Notre Dame Feb. 1-2 and vs. Michigan State March 2
  • Scored gamewinning goal in the third period vs. Michigan Jan. 12, breaking 2-2 tie
  • Four points and +5 rating in series at Michigan State Jan. 4-5; Three points (1g, 2a) and +3 mark in game one and goal and +2 rating in game two; Assist on Friday goal was top NCAA Play of the Week and No. 2 USCHO play (WATCH)
  • Scored first career goal Nov. 17 vs. Wisconsin; goal was an NCAA and USCHO Top Play of the Week (WATCH)
  • First assist came Nov. 23 vs. Penn State
  • Scored 3×3 OT goal at Minnesota Feb. 1
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete


  • Participated in Winnipeg Jets development camp in Summer 2018 as a free agent invitee

Prior to Ohio State

  • Spent two years with Dubuque in the USHL; notched 55 points, on 24 goals and 31 assists, in 2017-18 as an alternate captain and had a 14-21-35 line in 2016-17
  • Selected Team MVP by his teammates in 2018
  • 2018 USHL Third All-Star Team selection
  • Played in the NAHL in 2015-16 with the Topeka Roadrunners, posting a 17-17-34 line in 59 regular season games and picking up six points (3g, 3a) in seven playoff contests
  • NAHL All-South Division Rookie Team selection
  • Played for Trenton High School, including a 2014 Michigan State Championship, and graduated from the school in 2015
  • Earned all-state honors in tennis and baseball


  • Son of Sean Preston, a floor manager at Chrysler, and Rhonda Holbrook, a hair dresser
  • Has two brothers
  • Pets include a cat, dog, turtle and fish
  • Plans to major in health and rehabilitation sciences and become a physical therapist
  • Wore No. 16 all three years of juniors
  • Choose Ohio State because “The program is headed in the right direction and the recent success. It is also fairly close to home.”
  • Got into hockey at the age of 3, following his older brother into the sport
  • Has worked at hockey camps and helped his grandparents with their landscaping for summer work
  • Favorite player is Sidney Crosby – “He does almost everything right on the ice. You can watch him and learn something almost every time.”
  • Played with Buckeye classmate Matthew Jennings in Topeka for half a season
  • Pick one – Movie: Django Unchained; Television show – Friends; Music group – Juice Wrld; Professional Team – Pittsburgh Penguins; Athlete – Michael Jordan; Homecooked meal – chicken alfredo; Celebrity – Jennifer Aniston; Snack food – Hot Cheetos; Ice cream flavor – cookies and cream; Sport other than hockey – football; Vacation spot – Bora Bora; Rink – Little Caesars Arena; Magazine – Sports Illustrated

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