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Wyatt Ege

Defenseman

Player profile

  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 174
  • Hometown Elk River, Minn.
  • Year Redshirt Senior
  • Last College Alaska Anchorage (WCHA)
  • Junior Team Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in family resource management in Spring 2019
  • Enrolled in Master’s of Coaching program
  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (’17, ’18, ’19)
  • Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
  • Ohio State defense was Top 15 in the NCAA each of his last three years, including program-record 2.07 team goals-against average in 2017-18
  • 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 145 collegiate games, with 10 goals, 44 assists and 54 points; one of 12 Buckeye blueliners with 50+ points since 2003-04
  • Skated in 111 games, missing just two, with a 6-35-41 line in three years playing for the Buckeyes
  • Transferred to Ohio State in Fall 2016 and sat out 2016-17 to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements

NHL

  • Attended NHL development camp with Las Vegas as a free agent invitee in Summer 2017 and ’18

2019-20 (Redshirt Senior Season)

  • 12 points on the year, with four goals and eight assists, while skating in 35 of 36 games
  • +10 on the year to tie for second on the team, share the lead among the team’s defensemen and tie for third among Big Ten blueliners
  •  Power play goal against Wisconsin March 6 and was a career-high +4 in the game
  • Two assists at Wisconsin Jan. 10
  • 33 shot blocks, including five in series vs. Minnesota Dec. 6-7 and four at Minnesota Jan. 24-25
  • Assist at Penn State Nov. 23 was 50th collegiate point
  • B1G Third Star of the Week after hat trick and four points in series at Mercyhurst Oct. 25-26; hat trick in game one was first for a Buckeye defenseman since 1981 and first for any Buckeye in three years
  • Assist in each game in the Ice Breaker Tournament

2018-19 (Redshirt Junior Season)

  • Skated in all 36 games, with 2-9-11 line and 28 shot blocks
  • Goal vs. Michigan State March 2; Five blocks in series vs. the Spartans March 1-2
  • Two assists and +2 vs. Notre Dame Feb. 1; three shot blocks and +1 in game two Feb. 2
  • Goal (WATCH: USCHO.com #1 Play of the Week) and an assist vs. Michigan Jan. 12; Goal was first as a Buckeye and came in game 62 in the Scarlet and Gray
  • Set up Tanner Laczynski’s gamewinner with 1:22 left vs. UMass Oct. 20
  • Played in 100th collegiate game Feb. 2 vs. Notre Dame
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honors

2017-18 (Redshirt Sophomore Season)

  • Played in 40 games, posting 18 points to tie for first in scoring among Buckeye defensemen and rank fourth on team in assists
  • +16 rating was tied for second among B1G blueliners and tied for fourth overall; tied for ninth in points among B1G defensemen
  • Three two-assist games
  • Point in seven of last nine games, with nine assists (and +8 rating) in the stretch
  • Assist and three blocked shots vs. Minnesota Duluth in Frozen Four semifinal April 5
  • Blocked career-high seven shots in NCAA Tournament win over Denver March 25 (previous Ohio State best was three); also had two blocks and an assist vs. Princeton March 24 in first game of regional
  • Assist on overtime gamewinner vs. Michigan in B1G Tournament semifinals March 10
  • Three assists in B1G quarterfinal series vs. Michigan State, with two in game two; +5 in the series (+2 in game one, +3 in game two)
  • Three assists in series vs. Wisconsin Feb. 23-24; two in game two, with +2 mark
  • Assist and +2 at Notre Dame Feb. 10
  • Two assists vs. Michigan State Feb. 2 for first multiple-point game as a Buckeye
  • Assist vs. Michigan Jan. 27 and at Penn State Jan. 12
  • Assist Jan. 6 at Michigan State; +3 in series, with +2 mark in game one Jan. 5
  • +3 in series vs. Minnesota Dec. 8-9, with +2 mark in game two
  • Assist Nov. 24 at Michigan, with +1 mark and two blocks
  • Helper Oct. 28 at Robert Morris, with +2 mark
  • Assist Oct. 21 at UMass for first point as a Buckeye
  • Three shot blocks vs. RPI Oct. 13, vs. Notre Dame Nov. 3 and vs. Niagara Dec. 30

2016-17 (Redshirt Season)

  • Sat out season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules

2015-16 (Freshman Season at Alaska Anchorage)

  • Skated in all 34 games, posting 13 points on four goals and nine assists
  • Earned a spot on WCHA All-Rookie Team

Prior to College

  • Spent 2014-15 with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the USHL and recorded a 3-21-24 line
  • NAHL All-Rookie Team selection while playing with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs in 2013-14; had 20 points, including 17 assists, in 59 regular season games
  • Skated in 14 playoff games for the Ice Dogs and had four goals and three assists for seven points as the team won the Robertson Cup championship
  • Graduated from Elk River High School in 2013

Off the Ice

  • Son of Jason and Cindy and has a brother, Riley, and sister-in-law, Jenna, who both attended University of Northwestern — St. Paul
  • Enjoys golfing
  • Followed his brother into hockey
  • Has coached the summer program for Elk River youth and high school hockey
  • NHL players Paul Martin and Joel Otto also hail from Elk River
  • Favorite player is Erik Karlsson, whose style of hockey he models his game after

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