Ronnie Hein


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-0
  • Weight 188
  • Hometown Chelsea, Mich.
  • Junior Team Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Team captain for 2019-20
  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Member of senior class that earned three straight NCAA berths (including a Frozen Four trip in 2018) and was poised for a fourth in 2020 before season was canceled; would have been first group of seniors in program history with four NCAA appearances
  • Part of 2019 Big Ten regular season championship squad, as well as two second-place finishes
  • Played in 113 games in the Scarlet and Gray, with 28 goals, 33 assists and 61 points


  • Attended Calgary Flames development camp as a free agent invitee in Summer 2019

2019-20 (Senior Season)

  • 8-9-17 line in 35 games; did not play Dec. 28 vs. Colgate because of injury
  • 343-264 on faceoffs (.565), ranking fifth in the B1G in faceoff winning percentage and tying for second in faceoff wins
  • Tied for fourth among B1G forwards with 31 shot blocks and ranked fifth with .89 blocks per game
  • Helper in each playoff game vs. Wisconsin March 6-7, including primary assist on overtime gamewinner in game two to clinch series
  • Goal against Wisconsin Feb. 28
  • Assist in each game at Michigan Jan. 31-Feb. 1
  • Power play tally in each game at Wisconsin Jan. 10-11
  • Two goals, including gamewinner, vs. Michigan State Nov. 30; helper in game two vs. the Spartans and was +3 in the series
  • Six shot blocks vs. Michigan Nov. 1-2
  • Scored twice on the power play vs. RIT Oct. 12, including third period GWG

2018-19 (Junior Season)

  • Career-high 11 goals, 10 assists and 21 points on the year while skating in 35 games; Six multiple-point outings; Second on team in goals
  • Goal and an assist for two points vs. Mercyhurst Dec. 28, at Michigan State Jan. 5 and vs. the Spartans March 1 (with +3 rating)
  • Set up Mason Jobst breakaway goal in 3×3 OT that sealed B1G title at Michigan Feb. 24
  • Three points in series vs. Minnesota Feb. 15-16; Two assists in game one and goal in game two; +1 in each contest
  • Scored empty net goal to seal win vs. Michigan Jan. 12
  • Three points and +2 in win vs. Penn State Nov. 24, with power play goal and two assists
  • Scored gamewinner in shutout wins at Arizona State Oct. 13 and at Colgate Nov. 9; Also tallied emptynetter vs. the Sun Devils for two-goal game

2017-18 (Sophomore Season)

  • Played in 27 games, with four goals, eight assists and 12 points (career highs for assists and points)
  • Made season debut in series at UConn Nov. 10-11 after missing first 10 games with injury (had last played Feb. 3, 2018 at Michigan)
  • Missed B1G Tournament quarterfinal and semifinal games with injury
  • Assist in each game of the NCAA Midwest Regional March 24-25, with +1 mark in each
  • Three points in series with Michigan State Feb. 2-3; Power play goal in each game and added an assist in game two
  • Scored against Michigan Jan. 27
  • Assist at Penn State Jan. 13
  • Power play goal at Michigan State Jan. 5
  • Three assists (all first assists) vs. Niagara Dec. 30
  • Picked up first point of the year Nov. 24 at Michigan with a power play assist
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection

2016-17 (Freshman Season)

  • Played in 16 games and had 11 points, on five goals and six assists
  • Missed time with injuries and illness before season ending lower body injury prevented him from playing after Feb. 3
  • Scored first career goal Oct. 8 vs. Air Force and had an assist in the game
  • Four points in series with Bowling Green Oct. 21-22; goal in game one and had three assists in game two
  • Two goals in game two at Niagara Oct. 29 and had an assist in game one of the series
  • Point in each game vs. Arizona State Jan. 13-14, scoring in opener and picking up assist in game two
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades

Prior to Ohio State

  • Spent two seasons with Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL and had 49 points, with 14 goals and 35 assists, in 57 regular season games
  • Squad reached USHL Clark Cup conference finals; seven points (3g, 4a) in nine playoff games
  • Team captain for the Black Hawks
  • Began 2014-15 with the Aberdeen Wings in the NAHL, scoring 17 points on eight goals and nine assists in 33 games, before moving to the USHL Black Hawks; saw action in 33 games and had 21 points, with 11 goals and 10 assists
  • Played two NAHL games with the Corpus Christi IceRays in 2013-14
  • Member of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) Lansing Capitals before joining the Aberdeen Wings

Off the Ice

  • Son of Larry and Tracy; has a brother, Ryan, and a sister, Rachel
  • Real estate and urban analysis major
  • Enjoys wake boarding and riding snow mobiles
  • Started playing hockey at age 4; got into the game because his cousin Cory was playing high school hockey at the time
  • Favorite player is Pavel Datsyuk because of “all the things he does for his team that go unnoticed and of course for being the magic man”
  • Played with classmate Sam McCormick at different times prior to Ohio State
  • Lists best thing about hockey as “being in the locker room with the guys”
  • Pick one: Movie – South Paw; Television Show – Walking Dead; Musician – Eric Church; Professional Athlete – Lebron James; Celebrity – Mark Wahlberg; Homecooked meal – steak and mashed potatoes; Vacation spot – Turks and Caicos; Book – Way of a Seal

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