Tanner Laczynski


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 205
  • Hometown Shorewood, Ill.
  • Junior Team Lincoln Stars (USHL)
  • NHL Draft Philadelphia (2016)


  • Signed entry level contract with the Flyers March 23, 2020
  • Drafted by Philadelphia in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft (No. 169)
  • Attended team’s development camp in Summer 2017 and 2018

Ohio State Career

  • Alternate captain for 2019-20
  • 2018 Second Team All-American
  • 2018 First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2019 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
  • 2018 Big Ten and NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team honoree
  • Senior CLASS Award Second Team honoree
  • Nine-time Big Ten Star of the Week, tying for first in school history
  • B1G Player to Watch entering 2018-19 and 2019-20
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Won gold medal with United States at 2017 World Junior Championship
  • Voted team’s Most Valuable Freshman for 2016-17
  • 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

In the Record Books

  • 143 points in 138 career games, ranking 22nd (tied) in Ohio State history in points
  • Tied for second all-time with 13 career gamewinning goals
  • 95 career assists finished two back of tying for 10th in program history and tied with Mason Jobst in 2019 for most since 1989
  • +49 to lead all Buckeyes since at least 2000
  • Just the third Buckeye since 2000 to average better than a point per game (1.04)
  • Averaged 1.04 career points per game, ranking fifth among 2019-20 NCAA skaters and second among 2019-20 seniors; shared lead among ’20 seniors in career assists and career gamewinning goals
  • Finished career tied for fifth in B1G history in points (76) and power play goals (10) in Big Ten games only, ranking fifth in assists (50) and tying for first in gamewinning goals (6)
  • Assist at Penn State Jan. 18, 2019 was career point 100; third Buckeye since 2003 with 100+ points as a junior and one of 31 all-time with 100+ through three years

2019-20 (Senior Season)

  • Senior CLASS Award Second Team honoree
  • First on team with 34 points and 23 assists, fourth with 11 goals
  • fourth straight year with 30+ points, 10+ goals and 20+ assists
  • Ended year on five-game point streak (4g, 3a, 7p) and had a point in 24 of 36 games played
  • Tied for third in B1G in points and second in assists
  • Fourth in faceoff wins among B1G skaters with 338, seventh in faceoff winning percentage (.546)
  • Led league with 14 power play assists and 17 power play points
  • Three-time B1G Star of the Week
  • Three points in B1G Tournament quarterfinal series sweep of Wisconsin, with goal and an assist in game one, along with career-best +4 ranking, and helper in game two
  • Gamewinning goal and an assist at Michigan State Feb. 22
  • Four points, with two assists in each game, vs. Notre Dame Jan. 17-18 to earn B1G Second Star honors
  • B1G Third Star of the Week Jan. 7 after five points in four games to start the second half
  • First career shorthanded goal came vs. Army Jan. 4
  • Gamewinning goal vs. Michigan State Dec. 1 and Colgate Dec. 27 and set up gamewinner in OT vs. Minnesota Dec. 6
  • B1G Second Star of the Week after three points and 29 faceoff wins at Penn State Nov. 22-23
  • Three helpers at Mercyhurst Oct. 25
  • Three-point game vs. Omaha Oct. 18 (G/2A)
  • Alternate captain

2018-19 (Junior Season)

  • Earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten accolades
  • Finished second on team with 30 points and first with 20 assists; Point in 19 of 27 games played, with multiple points in 10 games (missed nine games with injury, with three in first half and six in second half)
  • Tied for 16th in the NCAA and fifth in the Big Ten with 1.11 points per game
  • Ended season with 109 career points (37 goals, 72 assists); 1.07 career points per game, ranking third among 2018-19 juniors and eighth among all 2018-19 NCAA skaters; 109 points was 20th among all skaters and fourth among juniors
  • 5-16-21 line in B1G games ranked 13th in league in points; 1.31 points per game was third
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after four points (two in each game) vs. Michigan State March 1-2
  • Five points in sweep at Penn Sate Jan. 18-19; 1-2-3 line in game one and two assists in game two
  • Four points in series vs. Wisconsin Nov. 16-17; Gamewinning goal and assist in game one, two assists in game two
  • Nine-game point streak (4g, 7a, 11p) ended Oct. 26 vs. Bowling Green
  • Scored twice vs. UMass Oct. 20, including gamewinning goal with 1:22 left in regulation
  • Two goals at Colgate Nov. 9 in first game after missing three with injury
  • Game vs. Michigan State March 2 was career game 100
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection

2017-18 (Sophomore Season)

  • Second Team West All-American
  • First Team All-Big Ten, Top 3 finalist for Big Ten Player of the Year
  • Eight points (3g, 5a) in postseason, earning B1G All-Tournament Team and NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team honors
  • After five-game scoreless streak Feb. 3-17, had 5-5-10 line in last nine games combined (with point in six of the nine games); Ended season on five-game point streak (2g, 4a, 6p)
  • Career-high 47 points, with 17 goals and 30 assists, in 41 games, with all 47 points coming in last 36 outings (1.27 ppg since Oct. 19, eighth in NCAA among all players in that span)
  • +19 mark (t-19th in NCAA)
  • 17th in NCAA, third in B1G in points per game (1.15), tied for 11th in the NCAA in points and assists
  • 1.05 career points per game ranked 11th among 2017-18 NCAA sophomores/juniors/seniors, 78 career points was second among 2017-18 NCAA sophomores
  • Finished Big Ten play tied for third in points (25), ranking fifth in assists (16) and tied for ninth in goals (9)
  • Named to NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team; three points in regional March 24-25; goal and an assist vs. Princeton, assist vs. Denver; +3 in the two games combined (+2 vs. DU)
  • B1G All-Tournament Team selection after four points (1g, 3a) in tournament
  • Set up overtime gamewinner vs. Michigan in B1G semifinals March 10
  • Goal and an assist vs. Michigan State March 2
  • Scored twice vs. Wisconsin Feb. 23, including a power play goal
  • B1G Second Star of the Week after five points (goal, four assists) at Penn State Jan. 12-13; Two assists in each game, with goal in game two
  • Four points at Michigan State Jan. 5-6; Goal and an assist in game one, two assists in game two
  • Scored GWG with 6.3 seconds left vs. Niagara Dec. 29
  • Three points vs. Minnesota Dec. 8-9; Goal in game one, goal and an assist in game two, with +3 mark
  • Goal and two assists for three points vs. Penn State Dec. 1
  • B1G Second Star of the Week Nov. 27 after four points in sweep of Michigan; assist in game one before gamewinning goal and two assists in game two; +2 and six shots in each game
  • Two assists in first game at UConn Nov. 10 and scored lone goal in game two Nov. 11
  • NCAA First Star and B1G Second Star Oct. 31 after five points and +5 mark in sweep of Robert Morris; goal and two assists at home in game one and then scored twice in final 2:31 (breaking 1-1 tie, then ENG with :08 left) on the road
  • Four assists in series at UMass Oct. 20-21; Second career three-assist game in game two and was +3 in the contest
  • Assist vs. Penn State Dec. 1 was 50th point of his career (came in game No. 49)
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice

2016-17 (Freshman Season)

  • Posted 32 points, with 10 goals and 22 assists, while playing in 34 games
  • Fourth in points among B1G rookies and 11th among NCAA freshmen with .94 points per game
  • +20 on the year, ranking sixth in the Big Ten and 22nd in the NCAA
  • Three gamewinning goals
  • 10 multiple point outings
  • Missed games because of World Junior Championship and illness
  • Won gold medal with U.S. National Junior Team at World Junior Championship Dec. 26-Jan. 5; goal and an assist while playing in six tournament games (missed semifinal game with illness)
  • B1G Third Star of the Week Nov. 22 after four points at RPI Nov. 18-19; goal and an assist in each game, with +2 mark; scored gamewinner in third period in game two
  • Scored vs. Michigan State in B1G Tournament quarterfinals March 16
  • Four points, with a goal and three assists, at Minnesota Dec. 3, posting +3 mark
  • Five points and +5 in sweep at Niagara Oct. 28-29; two assists and +3 in game one, with three points, on a goal and two assists, in game two
  • Assist vs. both Denver and Air Force in Ice Breaker Tournament in first collegiate games
  • Four points in sweep of Bowling Green Oct. 21-22, with goal and an assist in each game; scored gamewinner in the third period in road victory
  • Three points in series vs. Minnesota Feb. 10-11, with a goal and an assist in opener and helper in game two
  • Two assists vs. UConn Nov. 11
  • Goal and an assist at Michigan State Feb. 17
  • Scored sudden victory shootout winner at Miami Oct. 15
  • Assist in NCAA Tournament game vs. Minnesota Duluth March 24
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors
  • Selected by his teammates as the squad’s Most Valuable Freshman

Prior to Ohio State

  • Finished 2015-16 regular season fourth in scoring in the USHL with 63 points, scoring 24 goals and adding 39 assists
  • Started 2015-16 with Chicago Steel, serving as an alternate captain, and had 40 points, on 13 goals and 27 assists, in 52 games
  • Ended year with Lincoln Stars and had 23 points (19g, 11a) in 19 regular season games
  • Participated in 2016 USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp
  • Chosen for USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
  • Competed with the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge
  • 2015 USHL All-Rookie Second Team honoree after posting 28 points, with 18 goals and 28 assists, in 57 regular season games
  • Skated in two games for the Steel in 2013-14
  • 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game participant and played in 2015 USHL/NHL Top Prospects game in January 2015
  • Named 2015 Junior Club World Cup Best Forward after posting a goal and seven assists for eight points in the tournament
  • Skated for Team USA in 2015 Hlinka Memorial Tournament
  • Played for Chicago Mission organization and won 16U national championship

Off the Ice

  • Son of Ken and Dawn and has a sister, Payton, and a brother, Hayden; family has three dogs, Porsche, Buerhle and Lilly
  • Sport industry major
  • A hidden talent is singing
  • Attracted to Ohio State because it is in the Big Ten, the coaches, the atmosphere and the size of the school
  • Started skating at age 4 because he loved it the first time he went; got into the game because of his parents
  • Lists the best thing about hockey as “the feeling you get every time you step on the ice is indescribable and why you love to play”
  • Pick one: Movie – Step Brothers; Television Show – The Office; Celebrity – Blake Lively; Home cooked meal – pasta and chicken; Magazine – Sports Illustrated; Vacation Spot – Florida; Professional Team – Philadelphia Flyers; Snack Food – Chips and salsa

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