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Carson Meyer

Forward

Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 185
  • Hometown Powell, Ohio
  • Junior Team Tri-City Storm (USHL)
  • Previous College Miami (Ohio)

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in sport industry from Ohio State in Spring 2020
  • Member of 2019 Big Ten regular season championship team that earned NCAA berth; 2020 squad was set to return to NCAA Tournament when season was canceled
  • Ended collegiate career with 137 games played, notching 89 points on 42 goals and 47 assists, with 16 power play goals; 26-27-53 line in 71 games as a Buckeye over two years
  • Four-goal game vs. Wisconsin March 6, 2020 was first for a Buckeye since Feb. 29, 1992 and was the program’s first four-goal game in the postseason; had an assist on the game’s first goal for a five-point night, the first for a Buckeye since March 6, 2010 and the second five-point postseason game for a Buckeye; goals were a natural hat trick plus one, with a hat trick in the second period
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors in 2020
  • Transferred to Ohio State for 2018-19

NHL

  • Selected by the Blue Jackets in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft (6th round, No. 179)
  • Participated in the team’s development camp three times

2019-20 (Senior Season)

  • 17 goals, 14 assists and 31 points while playing in 35 games; second on the team in points, first in goals and tied for second in assists
  • First in B1G with nine power play goals and ranked second in the league in goals, tying for seventh in points
  • Led B1G with 10 power play points and six power play goals in conference games (6g, 4a), tying for 11th in points (18) and tying for fifth in goals (9)
  • Closed year with +8 mark
  • Ended season on five-game point streak (6g, 4a, 10p)
  • Six points in B1G Tournament quarterfinal series March 6-7 to earn NCAA First Star of the Week honors; four goals, five points and +5 rating in game one, with goal in game two; blocked six shots in the series (four in game two)
  • Three points in series vs. Wisconsin Feb. 28-29; assist in game one and 1-1-2 line in game two; two shot blocks in each game
  • Power play goals in both games at Minnesota Jan. 24-25, at Michigan Jan. 31 and vs. Penn State Feb. 8
  • Three points at Wisconsin Jan. 10, with a goal and two assists
  • Scored OT gamewinner vs. Army West Point Jan. 4
  • Goal and three shot blocks in game one and assist in game two vs. Minnesota Dec. 6-7
  • Career-high +3 vs. Michigan State Dec. 1
  • Goal and an assist at Penn State Nov. 22
  • Four points at Mercyhurst Oct. 25-26, with two in each game; goal and assist in game one, two goals in game two
  • Scored first goal of the year vs. Omaha Oct. 19
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection

2018-19 (Junior Season)

  • 9-13-22 line in all 36 games; Tied for fourth on the team in goals and tied for third in points
  • Power play goal and an assist at Michigan Feb. 23
  • Three points in series vs. Minnesota Feb. 15-16; Assist in game one before power play goal and assist in game two
  • Scored late insurance goal vs. Notre Dame Feb. 2
  • Assist in each game at Michigan State Jan. 4-5
  • Scored twice vs. Mercyhurst Dec. 29, with both goals tying the game in eventual 5-4 win
  • Two helpers vs. Penn State Nov. 24
  • Goal and an assist at Arizona State Oct. 12 in first game as a Buckeye; Also had 1-1-2 line at Bowling Green Oct. 27
  • Scored twice vs. UMass Oct. 19, including on a penalty shot
  • Game March 2 vs. Michigan State was 100th collegiate game

2016-17 and 2017-18 (Freshman and Sophomore Seasons at Miami)

  • Spent two seasons at Miami in the NCHC and had 36 points in 66 games
  • 10-16-26 line in 2016-17 and 6-4-10 totals in 2017-18
  • Two-time NCHC Academic All-Conference Team selection

Prior to College

  • Played with Tri-City in the USHL in 2015-16 and had 51 points, on 32 goals and 19 assists, in 56 regular season games (tied for fourth in USHL in goals); Saw action in two games with the Storm in 2014-15
  • Had 11 points in 11 playoff games to help the Storm win the 2015 Clark Cup
  • Competed for Team USA at 2015 World Junior A Challenge and participated in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game
  • Member of the Ohio Blue Jackets AAA program and squad won a playoff title his last year; led T1EHL U18 in assists (30) and points (51)
  • Graduated from Olentangy Liberty High School in 2015
  • Also played lacrosse
  • Member of the National Honors Society

Off the Ice

  • Son of Todd, a contract administration manager at NetJets, and Holly, the owner of a research recruiting firm
  • Has a sister, Hayley, who is a middle school teacher
  • Sport industry major, with a real estate minor
  • Grew up playing with Buckeye Austin Pooley in the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets organization
  • Involved with the Alzheimer’s Awareness Foundation
  • Attracted to Ohio State because it is “close to home, has great facilities, great coaches and a great team.”
  • Enjoys playing tennis and golf
  • Began playing hockey at age 3 when the Blue Jackets became an expansion team
  • Has worked at a hockey center in the Columbus area, teaching and coaching youth how to stick handle and shoot
  • Favorite hockey player is Artemi Panarin because “I love watching him play. Every shift he can change the game and he’s an undersized right-handed winger like me.”
  • Pick one: Movie – Miracle; Television show – The Office; Musician – Dierks Bentley; Professional Teams – Columbus Blue Jackets, Cleveland Indians; Athlete – Artemi Panarin; Homecooked meal – steak, zucchini and sweet potato; Celebrity – Will Ferrell; Snack food – Oreos; Ice cream flavor – mint chocolate chip; Vacation spot – Hilton Head, S.C.; Sport other than hockey – football

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