Tommy Parran


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 186
  • Hometown Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Junior Team Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)


  • Signed with ECHL Adirondack following senior season

Ohio State Career

  • Hockey Humanitarian Award Top 5 finalist in 2019, the first in program history
  • Member of second senior class in program history to make three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a 2018 Frozen Four trip (second in program history)
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in English in Spring 2019
  • 2017, ’18 and ’19 Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice
  • Traveled to Thailand in Summer 2017 with group from Ohio State Department of Athletics through Global Vision International, where they engaged in sports-related and life skills activities with local youth in the Phang Nga province
  • Bucks Go Pro intern in Ohio State Athletics Administration for Summer 2018
  • Took part in Bucks Go Pro professional development road trip to Indianapolis in Summer 2018
  • Part of Ohio State defense that was Top 15 in the NCAA each of his last two years, including program-record 2.07 team goals against average in 2017-18

2018-19 (Senior Season)

  • Hockey Humanitarian Award Top 5 finalist
  • Skated in 34 games, with +6 rating and 1-1-2 line
  • Goal at Wisconsin Feb. 9 was first of the season and the gamewinner
  • Assist vs. Minnesota Feb. 16
  • +5 in series vs. Penn State Nov. 23-24; +2 in game one and +3 in game two
  • Marked career game 100 at Minnesota Nov. 30

2017-18 (Junior Season)

  • Skated in 28 games, with four assists and 22 shot blocks
  • +1 in each NCAA Midwest Regional game; assist vs. Denver March 25
  • Assist vs. Michigan State March 2 in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals
  • Helper and +2 mark vs. Michigan Jan. 26; blocked four shots in game two Jan. 27
  • +2 at Penn State Jan. 13
  • Assist vs. Minnesota Dec. 9, with +1 mark
  • +3 in series at UMass Oct. 20-21, with +2 mark in game two
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten pick

2016-17 (Sophomore Season)

  • Saw action in 26 games and had 10 points, with four goals and six assists
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after five points and +4 mark in series at Niagara Oct. 28-19; first career two-goal game and added an assist for career-high three points in opener; added two assists in game two
  • Two assists in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Michigan State March 16
  • Blocked 45 shots, including six at Minnesota Dec. 3 and four vs. Minnesota Duluth in the NCAA Tournament March 24 and vs. Arizona State Jan. 13; had three blocks in four other games
  • Scored just nine seconds into game at Miami Dec. 31
  • Goal and +2 mark at Minnesota Dec. 3
  • Assist vs. Michigan State March 4 and had five shot blocks in road series vs. the Spartans Feb. 17-18
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten accolades

2015-16 (Freshman Season)

  • Skated in 33 of 36 games, including last 26
  • 10 points, with two goals and eight assists
  • Point in eight of the last 12 games
  • Six-game point streak Feb. 20-March 11 (1g, 7a, 8p)
  • Three assists in series with Michigan March 4/6; two assists, +2 and three shot blocks in game one and a helper in game two
  • Three points in series vs. Wisconsin Feb. 26-27; two assists in game one and a helper in game two, with +2 mark in each game
  • First career goal came Feb. 20 at Penn State, with +3 rating
  • Scored in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game vs. Michigan State March 17
  • Assist Feb. 12 vs. Minnesota for first career point

Prior to Ohio State

  • Played in 52 regular season games, along with four postseason games, with the Youngstown Phantoms in the USHL, posting 13 points on three goals and 10 assists, along with a +12 mark, in 2014-15; served as an assistant captain as squad won the Anderson Cup and had a USHL-record 17-game winning streak
  • Saw action in three games with the Phantoms in 2012-13 before joining the team fulltime in 2013-14, skating in 49 games and recording a 5-2-7 line
  • Played for Cleveland Barons program, including two seasons with U18 program; had 18 points (3g, 15a) in 40 games in 2012-13 and skated in 29 games in 2011-12, with four assists
  • Graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in 2013
  • Also played basketball

Off the Ice:

  • Son of Theodore, a physician/professor and Laura, an MBA/nurse; has a sister, Krista, and a brother, Theodore
  • Enjoys fly fishing
  • Attracted to Ohio State because “The culture and the people are what made Ohio State stand out to me. The facilities and staff are unmatched and the support system from athletics to academics is unparalleled … it was a no brainer.”
  • Started skating around age 3, following his older siblings into the game
  • Favorite player is Ryan McDonagh, says “He is a class act on and off the ice. He is an unbelievable defenseman and leader and I would like to emulate some of the things he has accomplished in his career.”
  • Built a coop in his backyard during high school and has raised chickens
  • Played with classmate Freddy Gerard with the Cleveland Barons AAA club
  • Pick one: Movie – Step Brothers; Television show – Entourage; Music – Jake Owen, Green Day; Professional team – Cleveland Browns; Professional athletes – LeBron James, Lionel Messi; Homecooked meal – veal scaloppini; Celebrity – Matthew McConaughey; Ice cream flavor – chocolate; Vacation spot – Lake Chautauqua, Ashville, N.Y.; Book – Unbroken

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