Quinn Preston


Player profile

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


  • Participated in Winnipeg Jets development camp in Summer 2018 as a free agent invitee and attended Pittsburgh Penguins development camp in Summer 2019

Ohio State Career

  • Alternate captain for the Buckeyes in 2020-21
  • 20201-21 Honorable Mention Big Ten Player to Watch
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and AHCA Scholar All-American in 2020
  • Academic All-Big Ten selection and a two-time 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

2020-21 (Junior Season, through Dec. 28)

  • Played in first eight games and leads team with four goals, ranking third with seven points
  • Tied for third nationally and shares B1G lead with three power play goals
  • Assist in each game vs. Arizona State Dec. 17-18
  • Scored game-tying and game-winning goals in a 45 second span on a major power play in the third period at Notre Dame Dec. 13
  • Two points, with a goal and an assist, vs. Michigan State Nov. 29; +2 in game one vs. the Spartans Nov. 28
  • Scored vs. Wisconsin Dec. 3

2019-20 (Sophomore Season)

  • 26 points, 15 goals to rank second on the team, along with 11 assists, while playing in 35 games (missed Jan. 25 game at Minnesota because of illness and game two vs. Penn State Feb. 8 with injury)
  • Points in nine of last 12 games, including 2-3-5 line in last three combined
  • Six multiple point games and three two-goal outings
  • Tied for fourth in the Big Ten in goals and tied for third with six power play tallies
  • Ended B1G play tied for fifth with nine goals in league action
  • Three gamewinning tallies
  • Tied for fourth among B1G forwards with 31 shot blocks and ranked fourth with .91 blocks per game
  • Three points, with two goals and an assist, along with +2 mark, vs. Wisconsin March 6 in B1G Tournament game and had an assist in game two; goal in game one was first career shorthanded tally
  • Two goals at Michigan State Feb. 22, with a power play goal and empty net score
  • Empty net goal and assist at Michigan Feb. 1; five shot blocks in the series
  • Three points vs. Notre Dame Jan. 17, with goal and two assists; goal in game two for four-point weekend
  • Three goals in series vs. Colgate Dec. 27-28; first career two-goal game in opener
  • Scored overtime gamewinner vs. Minnesota Dec. 6 (WATCH)
  • Three points in series at Penn State Nov. 22-23; assist in game one and power play goal and helper in game two
  • Tied game vs. Michigan on the power play early in the third period Nov. 1
  • Scored gamewinner on the power play in the third period vs. Omaha Oct. 18
  • Clinched Buckeye shootout win vs. WMU Oct. 11
  • Earned B1G Distinguished Scholar, AHCA Scholar All-American, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

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

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
  • Sport industry major
  • 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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